by the Manitoba
Institute for Patient Safety
will be identified with
Manitoba Physical Education and Health
Education Curriculum – Supplements
The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS), in cooperation with Winnipeg School Division, and with teacher involvement, developed supplements to two sections of the Physical Education and Health Education curriculum: Active Health Lifestyles/Substance Use and Abuse Prevention (grade 11) and Safety (grade 9). The supplements complement the existing curriculum content by including all of the required elements while incorporating aspects of patient safety life skills: Self-Advocacy in the Healthcare System and Using Medications Safely.
Grade 9 Supplement –
Self-Advocacy in the Healthcare System
• incorporates concepts of self-advocacy to the existing curriculum on accessing valid health information, and promoting health products and services available in the community
• self-advocacy means speaking your mind, asking questions, making informed decisions, and having the capacity to access reliable information when needed
• self-advocacy skills are essential life skills that will help ensure that safety of individuals in healthcare remains a priority.
Grade 11 Supplement –
Using Medications Safely
• focuses on medication safety, a major area for prevention of harm in healthcare
• builds on the concepts of self-advocacy introduced in the grade nine supplement
• existing curriculum requires students to learn about the classification of drugs and other substances. The supplement includes pertinent information on how to use medication safely.
• particularly relevant and important amidst the opioid crisis.