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Canadian Patient Safety Institute

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The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has over 10-years of experience in safety leadership and implementing programs to enhance safety in every part of the healthcare continuum.​

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Improving patient care safety and quality in Canada requires everyone’s involvement—SHIFT to Safety gives you the tools and resources you need to keep patients safe, whether you are a member of the public, a provider, or a leader.


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Quarterly Update National Patient Safety Consortium29422Patient Safety News ​ The 2014 – 2016 actions from the National Patient Safety Consortium are well underway. 68% of 2014-2016 Consortium actions are complete, as of March 31, 2016 (see figure below). The Evaluation Action Team continues to meet to develop the evaluation plan for the National Patient Safety Consortium and Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. The meetings are held monthly and co-chaired by Dr. Lianne Jeffs and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. The Steering Committee also meets regularly with the next meeting scheduled for August. The National Patient Safety Consortium will meet face to face for the fourth time in September in Ottawa. The National Patient Safety Consortium is thrilled with this progress and highlights two events below during the National Healthcare Leadership Conference in Ottawa from June 6-7 The Canadian Patient Safety Institute hosted a 90-minute panel presentation sharing the work of the National Patient Safety Consortium and the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. The session showcased key contributions from partners such as Health Quality Ontario and Patients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute). This was a chance for an in-depth dialogue with health care leaders about this large-scale, collective impact initiative. We were thrilled to have participants learn about this large scale change initiative. Helen Bevan also attended the session leading to fruitful discussions. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, with support from Health Quality Ontario, sponsored motion "Public Reporting of the 15 Never Events" was selected as one of the top five motions of approximately 40 submissions for the Great Canadian Healthcare Debate by health leaders across Canada and was subsequently voted as one of the top three by the conference delegation. Never events are patient safety incidents that result in serious patient harm or death, and that can be prevented by using organizational checks and balances. The Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada report was prepared by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Health Quality Ontario along with the Atlantic Health Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative, British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council, Health Quality Council of Alberta, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety, New Brunswick Health Council, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Safety and Quality Committee, and Patients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute) for the National Patient Safety Consortium. ​​26/07/2016 4:00:00 PM The 2014 – 2016 actions from the National Patient Safety Consortium are well underway. 68% of 2014-2016 Consortium actions are complete, as of26/07/2016 7:27:01 PM28http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Quarterly Update Home Care Safety29435Patient Safety News Coaching of Wave One teams from the Home Care Falls Prevention Improvement Collaborative is ongoing. Insights from this work will inform Wave two of the collaborative. Evaluation of the collaborative has started and is on track, with a draft report expected by July 1. A final report will be delivered after Home Care Summit in the fall. The partner organizations (CHCA, CFHI and CPSI) met in April to debrief Wave one and begin planning Wave two. Planning for Wave Two will include leveraging Team STEPPS content where applicable to empower patients and families as well as utilizing best practices in fall prevention as identified by ISMP and RNAO. Members of the home care safety expert have expressed interest in supporting Wave two and have identified areas of focus to build on. CPSI is working with the Canadian Home Care Association to find tools and resources to guide safety conversations between health care providers and patients when receiving home care services. The result of phase one of the work is the Am I Safe? report. Am I Safe? Seeks to helps healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers work together to evaluate and manage risk when receiving care at home. If you are aware of tools or resources that can help facilitate conversations about managing safety in the home please contact us at amIsafe@cpsi-icsp.ca 26/07/2016 4:00:00 PMCoaching of Wave One teams from the Home Care Falls Prevention Improvement Collaborative is ongoing.  Insights from this work will inform Wave26/07/2016 7:27:01 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Quarterly Update Infection Prevention and Control29436Patient Safety News ​Over the past year the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Action Teams have made progress on three actions from the IPAC Action Plan conducting an environmental scan, the creation of a pan-Canadian set of case definitions for surveillance of healthcare associated infections, as well as improving infection prevention and control through the use of strategies known to improve behaviour and culture. Since the last update, CPSI has engaged an expert Intervention Lead to provide strategic direction and guidance to CPSI regarding the integration of behaviour change to existing and potentially new campaigns. Over the next year, the Intervention Lead will be working with CPSI on the recruitment and selection of the behaviour change and implementation science volunteer faculty. This newly minted faculty will lead the behaviour change work associated with the IPAC integrated Action Plan. 26/07/2016 4:00:00 PMOver the past year the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Action Teams have made progress on three actions from the IPAC Action Plan:26/07/2016 7:27:01 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Quarterly Update Surgical Care Safety29437Patient Safety News ​Nine actions from the three-year Surgical Care Safety Action Plan have been started. As at the end of March 2016 three actions have been completed and six are continuing. Overall, at the end of the first year (2015-2016), the Surgical Care Safety Action Plan was 29% complete. Highlight The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which provides medical liability protection for most Canadian physicians, and the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), which provides liability insurance for healthcare organizations and their employees, collaborated to conduct a retrospective analysis of Canadian surgical safety incident data. This analysis of medico-legal data advances knowledge in patient safety concepts, and is intended to lead to system and practice improvements. The summary report and detailed analysis were released in April 2016. The reports can be found at http//www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Surgical-Safety-in-Canada/Pages/default.aspx UpdatesAfter undertaking an environmental scan of existing surgical safety indicators, the Canadian Institute for Health Information struck a working group to identify a limited number of potential national surgical care safety indicators.The action seeking to identify new leading practices in surgical safety is moving steadily forward. The working group continues to gather information and has identified an advisory group.The action team working to identify patient engagement tools and resources for engagement of surgical patients and families is moving through the results of literature reviews.A survey of healthcare organizations will be issued to inform the work of two action teams patient and family engagement for surgical safety and prospective analysis for surgical safety.The forward momentum of the action team that will identify practices for communication and teamwork in surgical settings is underway with a white literature search.The surgical action that will identify and recommend evidence-based resources and toolkits for quality improvement education in surgical safety for policy makers, executives and clinical leaders is being combined with work being undertaken through the Patient Safety Education Action Plan The Surgical Care Safety Leads Group continues to support and contribute to the advancement of the Surgical Care Safety Action Plan. The members areArlene Kraft, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of CanadaBonnie McLeod, Operating Room Nurses Association of CanadaCarla Williams, Canadian Patient Safety InstituteCindy Hollister, Canada Health InfowayClaude Laflamme, Canadian Anesthesiologists SocietyDonna Davis, Patients for Patient Safety CanadaJennifer Rodgers, Canadian Patient Safety InstituteKapka Petrov, Patients for Patient Safety Canada Lorraine LeGrand Westfall, Canadian Medical Protective AssociationSandi Kossey, Canadian Patient Safety Institute 26/07/2016 4:00:00 PMNine actions from the three-year Surgical Care Safety Action Plan have been started. As at the end of March 2016 three actions have been completed26/07/2016 7:27:01 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Medication Safety Quarterly Update29442Patient Safety News From the Medication Safety Action Plan, 58% of all actions in the plan have started with an average action completion of 44%. Progress continues to be steady with new actions set to begin this year. Since the last update, the white paper on medication incident reporting in Canada has been completed by co-leads ISMP Canada and CIHI. A summary of findings and recommendations from the white paper aimed to further advance sharing and learning from medication incidents will be posted soon. Following the launch of the 5 questions to ask about your medications list earlier this year, dissemination and communication of the tool has been ongoing and there has been significant interest and uptake of the tool across Canada. The list was translated into Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Hungarian and Tibetan with translation into 11 other languages ongoing so that patients and families who speak these languages have a resource to help guide them to ensure they receive the information they need to take their medication safely. In addition, the list has been shared on Canada Health Infoway's Medication Management Community portal in response to a request for patient related medication safety materials from a colleague in France. An abstract on the list was submitted and has been accepted for presentation at the Canadian Home Care Association Homecare Summit in October. Over the next several months, action teams will continue to make progress on the completion of 2015/16 actions and starting new actions for 2016/17. 26/07/2016 4:00:00 PMFrom the Medication Safety Action Plan, 58% of all actions in the plan have started with an average action completion of 44%. Progress continues to26/07/2016 7:27:01 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

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Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference [Kingston, ON]4672Kingston, ONhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/patientsafetyeducationprogram/patientsafetytrainer/pages/kingston-2016.aspx08/08/2016 12:00:00 AM09/08/2016 11:59:00 PMContinuing Professional Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University, in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, is excited to offer this "Become a Patient Safety Trainer" conference in Kingston, ON.13/04/2016 5:57:04 PM13http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference;Workshop
Nominations deadline: 2016 Champion Awards4693http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/PatientChampionAwards/Pages/default.aspx01/09/2016 12:00:00 AM01/09/2016 11:59:00 PMHealthCareCAN and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) have partnered to present the Patient Safety Champion Awards to recognize champions of patient safety - volunteer patient or family members and teams or organizations who demonstrated exemplary leadership and collaboration to champion change and achieved safer care through patient/family engagement. 22/06/2016 5:47:26 PM11http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseSpecial Event
Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference [Winnipeg, MB] 4673Winnipeg, MBhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/patientsafetyeducationprogram/patientsafetytrainer/pages/psep-winnipeg-2016.aspx14/09/2016 12:00:00 AM15/09/2016 11:59:00 PMThe Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS) with support of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is excited to offer the "Become a Patient Safety Trainer" education conference for both healthcare faculty and clinical teams from healthcare organizations. 13/04/2016 5:53:37 PM14http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference;Workshop
Early Bird Deadline: Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference [Sioux Lookout, ON] 4691http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/PatientSafetyEducationProgram/PatientSafetyTrainer/Pages/Sioux-Lookout-2016.aspx14/09/2016 12:00:00 AM14/09/2016 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in collaboration with the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) are pleased to announce that the Become a Patient Safety Trainer conference, a high impact, 2-day comprehensive patient safety education program will be offered in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.13/06/2016 3:43:00 PM11http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseWorkshop;Conference
4th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience4687Toronto, ONhttp://goo.gl/tLiKNm20/09/2016 12:00:00 AM21/09/2016 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event. This Canadian event brings together passionate, devoted patients & professionals from across the country to address crucial issues impacting the patient experience and all those involved, from doctors and nurses to family caregivers and homecare providers. Over 100 leaders in healthcare are joining together to discuss massive changes to physician-assisted dying (PAD) legislation, improving the safety of senior/home care and how to successfully measure the patient experience, plus much more. Don't miss the conversation! CPSI Contacts receive 20% OFF Registration using VIP Code CPSI20.02/06/2016 2:41:00 PM12http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference