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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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Patient Safety Power Play: Make this a summer to remember31244Patient Safety News Canada has some of the shortest summer months, full of the longest summer days. As I look forward to enjoying the beautiful weather with my friends and family, I can't help thinking of the progress we've made this year. It's as if, by marking our successes, I can make the days a little longer and the weather a little warmer! First of all, I would like to offer my thanks to all our hard-working members of the Canadian healthcare community. I wish to thank you, as always, for your amazing efforts on behalf of the thousands of people you care for every day. Whether you serve in the front lines, behind the scenes, at the policy-making table, in homes or in researching the future of care, a career in healthcare is one of the most challenging – and rewarding. By definition, you think of others before you think of yourselves. I urge each and every one of you to take time this summer with family and friends to care for yourselves so you can continue to care for the rest of us. Next, I would like to thank each one of you who have helped us in our mission to make healthcare safer for patients. Our tireless volunteers in Patients for Patient Safety Canada share their stories and dedicate their efforts to holding the healthcare system accountable. Those of you who participate in our annual STOP! Clean Your Hands Day and Canadian Patient Safety Week campaigns help improve patient safety for everyone. The healthcare workers, educators and administrators who participate in CPSI programs are each doing their part to help us achieve our vision to ensure Canada has the safest healthcare in the world. Finally, I want to recognize our partner organizations, without whom we would have a much harder task than the momentous one that lies before us. Our Voting Members consist of national organizations, federal departments, and local government agencies who all work together to guarantee patient safety across Canada. Representing these groups, our devoted Board Members champion our efforts. Thanks to the partnerships and support we enjoy, this year CPSI developed Patient Safety Right Now, a bold new direction with an urgent call to action. Together with the exceptional efforts of the staff and supporters of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, we will demonstrate what works and strengthen commitment to patient safety in Canada… right now! Our precious Canadian summer months are often a time many choose to take some well-earned vacation. The successes we've seen in the past year will help make those long summer evenings just that much better. I invite you to celebrate those successes with me – and tell me how we can work together in the next year to deliver on this promise of patient safety we have made together. Until then, enjoy your time in the summer sun, and think about how you and your organization will help address the concerns of multiple medications during Canadian Patient Safety Week at the end of October. Please have a look at the amazing resources and dedicated speakers available during October 29 to November 2nd visit www.asklistentalk.ca Questions? Comments? My inbox is open to you anytime at cpower@cpsi-icsp.ca Follow me on Twitter @ChrisPowerCPSI. Yours in patient safety, Chris Power7/30/2018 6:00:00 AMCanada has some of the shortest summer months, full of the longest summer days. As I look forward to enjoying the beautiful weather with my friends7/30/2018 7:02:25 PM222http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Update: National Patient Safety Consortium29950Patient Safety News The National Patient Safety Consortium is pleased to present that 94% of Consortium actions are complete as of March 31, 2018. The Steering Committee met on May 2018 and has fulfilled its mandate to provide overall leadership and direction to the Consortium and Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. The final Consortium meeting was also held in October 2017. Actions that will continue over the next fiscal year in collaboration with partners are Provide implementation guidance to facilities on Never Events Maintenance of the "Engaging Patients in Patient Safety a Canadian Guide" and help support implementation and use of the principles and tools through CPSI's Safety Improvement Projects A key focus of CPSI's future strategy is strengthened alliances with patients, governments, and other partners to influence levers for change in the system such as policy, standards and regulations. The interim evaluation findings also recommended evolving the structure of the Consortium to consider specific roles of Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) partners and translating the evidence from the Action Plan outputs as they relate to the need for strengthened policy, measurement and standards. As key mechanisms to strengthen commitment for patient safety, CPSI with Health Standards Organization (HSO) has convened a new Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Committee. CPSI will also convene a new FPT Government Network. The purpose of the FPT Government Network is to promote national alignment on patient safety priorities. This will be done through strategic interactions with FPT policy makers as well as broadly disseminating the key learnings from the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. 7/26/2018 6:00:00 AMThe National Patient Safety Consortium is pleased to present that 94% of Consortium actions are complete as of March 31, 2018.  The Steering7/26/2018 2:57:19 PM75http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Update: Home Care Safety29952Patient Safety News As of March 31, 2018, for the home care safety action plan, 57% of actions are complete, 24% of actions are in progress, and 19% of actions are yet to start. Some of these actions will be transitioned over the current fiscal year as further described below. The Canadian Home Care Association has been a significant partner in the Leads Group work for the Home Care Safety Action Plan. It is hoped that past highly successful work with the Wave One and Wave Two Home Care Improvement Collaboratives will lead to ongoing involvement of home care organizations with CPSI's upcoming Safety Improvement Project in Team STEPPS and medication safety at transitions of care (aligns with World Health Organization 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge Medication without harm. CPSI and CHCA will explore opportunities to utilize communications tools that were developed during the Home Care Safety Action Plan into the work of Safety Improvement Projects. Work continues, lead by St. Elizabeth Home Care agency focused on a tool to support systems to systems communications. Once the final product is finalized it will be shared with the field. The tool will assist organizations in looking at the information exchange that occurs between organizations. Improving information exchange is seen as one way to assist in the area of transition in care which is a major safety focus. 7/26/2018 6:00:00 AMAs of March 31, 2018, for the home care safety action plan, 57% of actions are complete, 24% of actions are in progress, and 19% of actions are yet7/26/2018 5:13:21 PM56http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Update: Medication Safety29954Patient Safety News Four years after the Medication Safety Summit, the Medication Safety Action Plan is 100% complete. All partners, stakeholders, teams, and patient volunteers made immense contributions to achieving the collective goal of accelerating improvements in medication safety in the theme areas of reporting/learning/sharing, evidence informed practices, partnering with patients and technology. The Leads Group provided steady guidance, leadership and determination as the action plan was implemented with purpose. Given our collective success and the need to maintain momentum in advancing medication safety, the following initiatives will continue over the next year Increasing spread and uptake of the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications tool to further integrate into medication safety practice and education in the health system Continue integrating opioid safety tools and resources into practice to empower patients to increase their knowledge about the use of opioids and prevention of harm Continuing the bi-monthly Med Safety Exchange Webinar Series that focuses on sharing and learning from recommendations from medication incident reporting systems These initiatives in addition to new projects including an upcoming CPSI Safety Improvement Project on medication safety at transitions of care will align and support the World Health Organization's 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge Medication Without Harm. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute would like to sincerely thank the Leads Group, all partners, stakeholders, patient volunteers and action teams for their excellent work and support through the progress of the Action Plan. Medication safety will continue to be a priority in patient safety and Canadian healthcare and partnerships will continue to be necessary advance this important work.7/26/2018 6:00:00 AMFour years after the Medication Safety Summit, the Medication Safety Action Plan is 100% complete. All partners, stakeholders, teams, and patient7/26/2018 5:21:52 PM45http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Update: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)29956Patient Safety News Great progress has been made on the IPAC action plan, with all but 3 actions completed as of March 31, 2018. CPSI is committed to continue to work with our partners on the remaining actions. With respect to the 2 actions focused on measurement and surveillance, CPSI has embedded this work into our new strategic direction, Patient Safety Right Now. More specifically, the actions that will be carried on into the 2018/2019 fiscal year are Work with partners to promote the pan-Canadian adoption of IPAC surveillance definitions Contribute to the development of a solution for pan-Canadian collection, analysis and reporting of Healthcare Associated Infection surveillance data Knowledge translation and implementation science activities aimed at healthcare providers and leaders who are looking for behaviour change strategies to accelerate their quality improvement efforts. In 2018/19, CPSI is committed to the completion of the knowledge translation and implementation science national webinar series, aimed at healthcare providers and leaders, as a central focus of CPSI's new strategic plan.7/26/2018 6:00:00 AMGreat progress has been made on the IPAC action plan , with all but 3 actions completed as of March 31, 2018. CPSI is committed to continue to work7/26/2018 5:32:29 PM29http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

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Keystones Apex Course29664Edmonton, ABhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/keystones-apex-august-20-24-2018-tickets-468145345338/20/2018 3:00:00 PM8/24/2018 4:00:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event. This event is hosted by SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare 7/16/2018 3:04:54 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseWorkshopFalse
2nd World Sepsis Conference27929Onlinehttps://www.worldsepsiscongress.org/9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM9/6/2018 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event. This event is hosted by Global Sepsis Alliance8/15/2018 3:42:59 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConferenceTrue
6th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience7359Toronto, ONhttps://www.patientexperiencesummit.com/?utm_source=CPSI_EventListing&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=EventListing9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM9/25/2018 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event. This event is hosted by The Strategy Institute6/26/2018 5:25:04 PM6http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConferenceTrue
Canadian Patient Safety Week24906http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/events/cpsw/pages/default.aspx10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM11/2/2018 11:59:00 PMThis year Canadian Patient Safety Week occurs between October 29th and November 2nd, 2018. We are focusing on Medication Safety, with the goal of reducing medication errors across Canada. We will be encouraging members of the public who are on multiple medications, and healthcare providers treating patients on multiple medications, to get or provide medication reviews to ensure safe use. 6/5/2018 2:23:42 PM98http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseCampaignTrue
Risky Business - Embracing Uncertainty 27893Toronto, ONhttps://www.riskybusiness.events/conf-toronto.php11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM11/6/2018 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event. This event is hosted by Risky Business 8/15/2018 3:38:56 PMhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConferenceTrue