Mantra Solutions advises and trains laboratory teams to optmize their daily operations.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Mantra Solutions helps us stand out by offering a range of consulting services that optimize pharmacy management and operations. 

Endorsed by various professional associations, our services range from coaching and consulting to the development of practical and personalized continuing education programs. 

Mantra Medical also offers training courses, including osteoporosis prevention and nutrional webinars.

Continuing Education Program (new)

Continuing Education Program (new)

The field of pharmacy has undergone many changes over the past few years, resulting in an increased need for training and support for the entire laboratory team. As a result of this, we have designed a new continuing education program from the ground up.

  • A possibility of up to 46 UFC credits over 2 years
  • Addressing pharmaceutical care, laws and regulations, human resources, profitability and more
  • Courses adapted for pharmacists as well as PTAs
  • Focused on topical issues
  • A program designed for collaborative work

More comprehensive

  • We train the whole laboratory team on common topics, but we approach it differently depending on the person’s respective role.
  • We cover all aspects of professional pharmacy life, including not only individual functions, but collaborative ones too.

More practical

  • We ensure knowledge is being transferred by helping people implement the notions they acquired into their work environment.
  • We specialize in case study presentation.
  • We provide working tools made available through our web platform once courses are completed.

More personalized

  • We choose training topics with the help of our advisory committees working in the field on a daily basis.
  • We offer personalized post-training coaching sessions to ensure measures are implemented in pharmacy.
  • We adapt to the reality of participants by offering both live and self-study training options.
  • We offer an innovative webinar concept that will capture participants’ attention.
  • On propose un concept de webinaire innovant qui captivera l’attention des participants.

Bills 31 and 41:
Navigating Them, Adapting to Them and Organizing Around Them

Bills 31 and 41:
Navigating Them, Adapting to Them and Organizing Around Them

The need

As of January 25, 2021, clinical procedures are no longer subject to deductibles or copayment barriers. Patients’ needs are also constantly evolving, and pharmacy teams now have more tools at their disposal to serve them well. Now more than ever, there is an opportunity to organize clinical procedures in a way that will lead to comprehensive patient care.

Moreover, Regulation C-26 has eased certain restrictions slowing down the application of Bill 41, especially during the pandemic. This is in addition to Bill 31, which significantly redefines the clinical role of pharmacists and the technical contribution of PTAs. Vaccination is the perfect example of this.

The benefit

Ensure that new opportunities created by Bills 31 and 41 are properly harnessed.

The details

  • Available throughout Quebec
  • Training provided by a content expert
  • 3-hour training session offered in two groups or through videoconference

Pharmacists

3 continuing education credits from the OPQ (3 UFC credits)

  1. Training course for pharmacists
    • New activities permitted under Bill 31
    • Amendments to Bill 41
    • Comprehensive patient management adapted to the current situation
    • Case studies
  2. Personalized follow-ups
    • One-hour videoconference round table, one month after course completion
    • Additional follow-ups for case studies
  3. Access to the web platform (free of charge for 12 months) which holds a multitude of working tools and reference documents:
    • Initial patient assessment form
    • Consent form
    • Patient follow-up form, by pathology, with decision aids and the laboratory analyses to be performed
    • Work organization tool
    • Scientifically recognized guidelines
    • Billing tool with RAMQ and DIN codes
    • Medication circuit procedures (patient prioritization, Bills 31 and 41, vaccination)
    • Prescription drafts for various clinical procedures
    • Form for communicating with the professional in charge of follow-ups
    • Advertising poster template
    • Patient laboratory test results
    • Data collection form for a Bill 41 consultation request
    • Data collection form for a Bill 31 consultation request
    • Patient consultation reminder
    • Summary of Bill 31 and 41 amendments

Technical Assistants

  1. Training specifically for PTAs
    • New activities permitted under Bill 31
    • Amendments to Bill 41
    • Identifying opportunities
    • Collecting information specific to various clinical procedures
    • Managing insurance and billing
    • Case studies
  2. Access to the web platform (free of charge for 12 months) which holds a multitude of working tools and reference documents:
    • Billing tool with RAMQ and DIN codes
    • Data collection form for a Bill 41 consultation request
    • Data collection form for a Bill 31 consultation request
    • Initial patient assessment form
    • Patient identification tools for chronic disease management
    • Appointment sheets and patient reminders
    • Lists of vaccines with DIN available
    • Vaccination form
    • Advertising poster template
    • Medication circuit procedures (patient prioritization, Bills 31 and 41, vaccination)
    • Summary of Bill 31 and 41 amendments

Medication Circuit Integration
(3 UFC credits)

Medication Circuit Integration
(3 UFC credits)

Complete program

  • 35 customized turnkey procedures
  • Schedule for procedure integration
  • Customized support (follow-up calls)
  • Quality control forms and summary sheets
  • Integration training for the laboratory team (3 UFC credits)
  • Free access to the web platform for 18 months

 

À la carte procedures

  • Complex procedures with moderate and high customization options
  • Moderately complex procedures with some customization options
  • Simple procedures with limited customization options

 

Quality control forms and summary sheets included with selected à la carte procedures

  • Onboarding training for the laboratory team

 

Additional services

  • Procedure integration and quality control follow-ups
  • Access to the web platform

Drug and Vaccine Administration Techniques
(12 UFC credits)

Drug and Vaccine Administration Techniques
(12 UFC credits)

14 hours of learning, including 4 hours of theory and 10 hours of practice

Course is equivalent to the OPQ’s (14 UFC credits)

  • Two consecutive days of training
  • Vaccinator status
  • Learning adapted to the reality of pharmacies
  • Sessions available throughout Quebec
  • Small group sizes (6 to 10 pharmacists), encouraging practical exercises and interaction
  • Personalized practical material for injection techniques
  • Complete participant workbook with images, including several tools such as procedures, Bill 31’s medication circuit procedures, billing assistance, etc.
  • Lunch box included
  • Training provided by experienced teaching nurses
  • Short videos that facilitate learning

CCVD – Container-Content Verification Delegation
(2 UFC credits)

CCVD – Container-Content Verification Delegation
(2 UFC credits)

Objective: Implement a turnkey CCVD policy and procedure adapted to the client’s targeted goals

Program

  • Reference binder containing the CCVD policy and procedures
  • Theoretical training
  • Team commitment form
  • Delegate registry
  • Medication incident registry
  • Quality control form
  • Annual assessment form
  • Delegate certification

 

2 continuing education credits (UFC credits) with the OPQ

Steps

  • Session 1
    Theoretical training for future participants followed by a theoretical evaluation.
  • Session 2
    Practical coaching to ensure that participants are adequately trained and respect CCVD procedures in place.
  • Session 3
    Practical evaluation
  • Sessions 4, 5 and 6
    On-site monitoring following participant certification.

 

Integrating Nursing Services in Pharmacy

Integrating Nursing Services in Pharmacy

Objective

Ensure nursing staff training as it relates to the various services offered in pharmacy.

 

Coaching

  • Training on the various services offered in pharmacy
  • Remote access to a resource nurse
  • Personalized advertising
  • Web platform with all the tools, including content updates

Training Modules for PTAs

Training Modules for PTAs

What we offer

Our training courses are built as à la carte modules, covering all the tasks of a PTA in a community pharmacy. This allows you to choose the modules that correspond to your current needs, whether you are training a new PTA or upgrading your existing employees’ training. Once you have selected your modules, each one will be adapted to the reality and operation of your laboratory. Each module includes theoretical training, a practical coaching period, learning tools and an evaluation.

 

The details

  • A team of mobile trainers
  • Customized training programs
  • Available throughout Quebec

 

The benefits of training with an experienced PTA

  • Communication from one PTA to another is easier
  • Knowledge passed on in words that are commonly understood
  • Emphasis on information that is relevant and useful to a PTA
  • Tips and tricks acquired by our trainers in pharmacy
  • Greater credibility

 

Seven à la carte units

  1. Introduction to the position of PTA
  2. Processing a prescription
  3. Computerizing a prescription
  4. Managing pillboxes
  5. Managing special products
  6. Managing inventory and stock
  7. Customer service

Health Days

Health Days

Whether for a pharmacy, a seniors’ residence or a company, we cover a multitude of health topics to meet your needs.

Objectives

Acquiring and retaining new patients

 

Topics offered

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nutrition and body composition analysis
  • Vaccination clinics
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes and foot care
  • Respiratory problems and seasonal allergies
  • Asthma control
  • Motherhood
  • Stress, anxiety and burnouts
  • Women’s health
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Living with cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity

 

Included

  • Event coordination, including booking speakers, delivering materials and preparing for the day
  • Event posters (in colour)
  • Bag inserts
  • Information kits
  • Statistical report