Professional Practice Orientation Resources

Evidence-based guidance and resources for regulated health care professionals who are newly hired to Nova Scotia Health


Nova Scotia Health values patient safety. This includes medication management.

Nova Scotia Health has a variety of policies and procedures, as well as quality and safety practices, to reduce risk, and to monitor and improve overall medication management. 

While not all regulated health care professionals participate in medication administration, we all play a role in providing safe, quality patient care. 

The resources listed below are some of the safe medication practices followed at Nova Scotia Health. You will learn more about your role and the resources relevant to your practice area during your transition to your practice setting.


Nova Scotia Health Learning Modules

These courses are available on the Nova Scotia Health Learning Management System (LMS):

  • Independent Double Checks
  • High Alert Medications
  • Do Not Use Abbreviations
  • Telephone-Verbal Orders