Practice Tools

The Practice Tools section brings together information about specific practice topics into one central location. Topics are listed below in alphabetical order and offer quick access to relevant policies, guidelines, fact sheets, articles and FAQs.

Administering Injections
For information on injection training requirements, registering injection training, and participating in the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP).
Communication and Education
For information and resources on engaging in appropriate patient communication and education.
For guidelines on proper procedures for compounding preparations.
Decision Making
For information and resources on decision making in everyday practice.
Designated Managers
For resources for Designated Managers including procurement and inventory management, supervision, signage and distributing samples.
For guidelines and resources on documentation, records, and information disclosure and disposal requirements.
Drug Preparation Premises
For information about DPPs including the notification form and inspection criteria.
Infection Control
For infection control guidelines for pharmacists and other regulated health professionals.
Interprofessional Collaboration & Teamwork
For information about working with and providing the same or similar services as other regulated health professionals.
Medication Incidents
For the dispensing errors protocol, the dispensing errors incident form and supporting resources.
Methadone and Buprenorphine
For the information on dispensing methadone or buprenorphine
For information on destruction, purchasing, reconciliations and security of narcotics and identification of forgeries.
For information and resources related to opioids.
Patient Assessment
For information and resources on providing comprehensive patient assessments.
Patient Relationships
For information about maintaining appropriate relationships with patients, ending the pharmacist-patient relationship or releasing personal health information.
Pharmacy Technicians
For information about pharmacy technicians’ scope of practice, standards of practice and how to integrate a pharmacy technician into the pharmacy’s workflow.
Practice Assessments
For resources related to practice assessments, including the criteria
Prescription Information and Labelling
For guidance around unique identifiers, labelling single entity drugs, multi-medication compliance aids, prescription transfers and out-of-country prescriptions.
Professional Fees
For the policy on fees for professional pharmacy services and guidelines on dispensing components included in the usual and customary fee
Remote Dispensing & Pharmacies Operating Internet Sites
For information about operating internet sites and remote dispensing locations in Ontario
Scope of Practice
For information and resources related to a pharmacist's scope of practice, including initiating, adapting and renewing prescriptions and administering a substance by injection or inhalation
Standards for Accreditation & Operation
For information about opening and operating a pharmacy, required signage and tips on avoiding pharmacy break-ins.