Richmond Hospital Preventable Adverse Drug Event (pADE) study: Resources

Below, you will find 6 Learning Messages for Healthcare Providers, which arose from the Richmond Hospital Preventable Adverse Drug Event (pADE) study. The compiled resources reflect the learning that occured upon identifying and understanding the root causes of pADEs, which caused or contributed to hospital admission.

The research team that conducted the pADE study was comprised of physicians from Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Family Doctors and pharmacists.

  • Richmond Hospital Preventable Adverse Drug Event Program

  • Sick Day Medication Management (to prevent or mitigate admissions due to hypotension, hypoglycemia and other drug-related harm during periods of illness)

  • Treatment of community (and nursing home) acquired pneumonia

  • Preventing bleeding related pADEs

  • Preventing Medication Mix Ups

  • Preventing Allopurinol-Induced Severe Cutaneous Acute Reactions in Patiens with Gout 

  • How to identify and address intentional non-adherence

  • How to write an asthma action plan (and examples) (Updated!)

You are encouraged to explore the content, and utilize the resources if they fit your practice.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jane de Lemos, PharmD, Msc (Epid) at


Last updated November 4, 2020