The College’s website OCPInfo.com is an important resource for registrants, members of the public and other partners. We are committed to making ongoing updates and improvements to the website, and we continue to look for opportunities to enhance the user experience, including helping you understand how to best access the information you need. Here are a few tips to help:
1. Know what the website includes – and what it doesn’t.
The College’s website is a hub for information about the College and our programs, critical information about standards of practice, policies and guidelines, and helpful resources to support good practice. Here’s a handy list of what you’ll find and what you won’t:
|What You’ll Find||What You Won’t Find|
|Practice resources such as fact sheets, forms and quick links to relevant external resources (e.g., Ministry of Health, ODB, Health Canada)||Information about specific health conditions or details about individual drugs|
|Links to Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider websites for registrants to access current resources and courses||Lists of specific courses, conferences, and other development opportunities|
|Links to legislation, standards of practice, the Code of Ethics, policies and guidelines||Information from government agencies, such as Executive Officer Notices|
|Information about the AIMS Program, quality indicators and other College initiatives||Information about seeking reimbursement or funding from government or third party payors|
|How to open a pharmacy and maintain accreditation|
|Registration requirements and application process|
|Any open consultations, Board meeting summaries and corporate information about the College|
|Information about the processes for quality assurance, complaints and reports and pharmacy assessments|
2. Use the search function effectively.
The College’s search function allows you to select multiple options to filter your results and find what you are looking for. Watch the video below to learn more.
Note: search results do not include content from any provincial acts or regulations, any federal acts or regulations and any standards of practice that are owned by NAPRA.
3. Practice Tools are a one-stop resource.
Looking for guidelines, resources and information related to a specific component of practice? The Practice Tools can help. Covering topics from administering injections, to opioids, to scope of practice, Practice Tools bring together College guidance, Pharmacy Connection articles and external resources in one easy to access place. Check out the topics below:
- Administering Injections
- Assessments – Operational and Practice
- Communication and Education
- Community Pharmacy Accreditation & Operation
- Compounding – Non-Sterile
- Compounding – Sterile
- Controlled Substances (Narcotics, Controlled Drugs and Targeted Substances)
- Decision Making
- Designated Managers
- Drug Preparation Premises
- Hospital Pharmacy Accreditation & Operation
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Interprofessional Collaboration
- Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder
- Patient Assessment
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Prescription Dispensing
- Scope of Practice
- The Pharmacy Professional-Patient Relationship