Safety Improvement in Quality, or Safety IQ, is a patient safety initiative created through a partnership between the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (College) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), a specialized, third-party organization. Safety IQ is a standardized system of continuous improvement designed to prevent medication incidents from happening in community pharmacies.

Safety IQ enables community pharmacies to anonymously report, analyze, and share learnings about medication incidents through ISMP Canada.

Through its mandate to protect the public, the College is fully committed to supporting community pharmacies as they standardize their continuous quality improvement programs.

Featured Resources

There are many great resources which can offer a path to better health outcomes through awareness, advocacy, and collaboration. Safety IQ features resources for patients and pharmacy professionals to bolster their knowledge and empowerment. To view a full list of resources, please visit our Resources page.

Patient Safety and
Incident Management Toolkit

The Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit was created by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to offer healthcare practitioners practical strategies to keep patients safe and address incidents if they occur.

It’s Safe to Ask
It’s Safe to Ask is a tool created by the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety that encourages patients and their families to actively participate in their care. It’s Safe to Ask offers patients practical, easy-to-read information to support self-advocacy and medication safety.


eQuipped: The Safety IQ eNewsletter

eQuipped is the official e-newsletter for the Safety IQ Pilot. Each issue will feature a Safety IQ Pilot Pharmacy, Safety IQ statistics, continuous quality improvement tips and tricks, and resources and information to keep you updated on all things Safety IQ!  

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Published issues of eQuipped are available in PDF format below:

 eQuipped Vol. 1