Clinical Pharmacy

"The fundamental goal of pharmacy services is to optimize patient outcomes through collaborative work within multidisciplinary teams to achieve the responsible use of medications across all settings...The practice model is shaped by the ethos of patient-centred care and uses a team-based approach that involves the patient. It is designed so that patients receive the most clinically appropriate, safe, and cost-effective therapy, supported by the best available evidence, to optimally meet the patient’s needs on the basis of indication and effectiveness. The partnerships that develop are mutually beneficial to the healthcare system, healthcare providers, patients, and their families."

Pharmacy Practice in Hospitals and Other Collaborative Healthcare Settings: Position Statements


5 Questions to Ask about your Medications

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), along with CSHP, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and Patients for Patient Safety Canada collaborated to develop 5 questions to help patients and caregivers begin a conversation about medications.

Read more about the 5 questions and download the poster from ISMP Canada's website.



Navigating Medical Emergencies

An interactive guide to patient management - 1st Ed.

Pierre Cardinal, MD, FRCPC, MScEpi; Tobias Witter, MD; Sharon Yamashita, ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP – Editors

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Developed in partnership with:

  • Canadian Critical Care Society
  • Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Infection and Prevention Control Canada
  • Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
  • Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists