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Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Safe care....accepting no less​

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.​

SHIFT to Safety

 

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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 CPSI Latest News

 

 

Patient Safety Power Play: Powering up for Canadian Patient Safety Week!9859Patient Safety Power Plays As someone whose entire professional life has revolved around the healthcare system in one way or another, one of my favourite times of year will be upon us before you know it. Of course, I'm referring to Canadian Patient Safety Week . . . the marquee event of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute! For more than 10 years, Canadian Patient Safety Week has been our annual opportunity to reach out to thousands of healthcare providers. In that time, we've raised awareness on patient safety issues such as medication safety, infection prevention and control and good communication. We've celebrated with webinars, Twitter talks, social media campaigns, competitions, and who could forget our famous Canadian Patient Safety Week packages filled with everything you need to make your week a success and spread the message of patient safety in your organization. This year we're aiming to outdo ourselves yet again. In case you hadn't heard, the theme for Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017 is Take With Questions as we focus on medication safety and the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications. This year, we are making it our mission to encourage patients and remind healthcare professionals what lifesaving questions we should all ask about our medications. Over the course of the next couple of months, we'll slowly unveil different aspects of the Take With Questions theme, as we build towards our biggest Canadian Patient Safety Week yet, from October 30 to November 3. If you aren't subscribed to our mailouts, or following us on social media, now would be a great time to start so you don't miss a thing! We've also got limited quantities of the famous Canadian P​atient Safety Week packages so don't wait too long to order yours! If you've got any questions about Canadian Patient Safety Week, you can email our planning team at cpsw@cpsi-icsp.ca. How does your organization celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week? Have you started planning yet? Do you have any questions? Connect with me anytime via email at cpower@cpsi-icsp.ca or follow me on Twitter @ChrisPowerCPSI. Yours in patient safety, Chris Power7/10/2017 6:00:00 AMAs someone whose entire professional life has revolved around the healthcare system in one way or another, one of my favourite times of year will be7/10/2017 8:15:12 PM328http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Consortium Update – The Home Stretch!32522Patient Safety News Consortium actions are well underway. As of March 31, 2017, almost all actions are completed (88%) and two actions remain but are in progress (13%). The Consortium is proud to have championed the development of the Patient Engagement Guide. This is an action that came out of the National Consortium's action plan and the guide will be valuable to the ongoing work that organizations across the country are doing in the advancement of patient engagement. The Steering Committee of the National Patient Safety Consortium would also like to thank two patient representatives who have contributed immensely to their work. Denise Klavano and Sharon Nettleton were instrumental members of this group. As the co-chairs for Patients for Patient Safety Canada they brought a unique and crucial perspective to the committee. As Sharon and Denise move on from their roles as the co-chairs for Patients for Patient Safety Canada the Steering Committee will be pleased to welcome their successors as new participants in the group. A key element of the National Patient Safety Consortium Action plan is an evaluation of their work, and that the work contained in the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. This evaluation is well underway. Through the leadership of Dr. San Ng and Jean Trimnell, Vision & Results Inc is conducting a thorough evaluation. Thus far, CPSI staff, Steering Committee members, Leads Groups, patients, and Action Teams have been interviewed. An online survey is also currently seeking feedback from partners and participants. Preliminary results will be shared in October 2017.6/28/2017 6:00:00 AMConsortium actions are well underway.  As of March 31, 2017, almost all actions are completed (88%) and two actions remain but are in progress6/28/2017 2:33:35 PM110http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Medication Safety Update – Patient engagement key to medication safety success32524Patient Safety News Patient engagement has been and will continue to be crucially important to the progression and success of the Medication Safety Action Plan. Over the past quarter, two notable examples of progress stand out Through the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Patients for Patient Safety Canada are working to empower patients to improve their knowledge about the use of opioids and options for non-medication treatment of pain. Recently, an information handout was developed and released that should be provided for patients with every opioid prescription. Click here to access this tool! The handout has already been endorsed for use by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and Pharmasave. The Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse is coordinating progress reporting for all of the commitments made at the Opioid Summit. Click here to read the first progress report. Promotion, endorsement, dissemination and support for the 5 Questions to Ask About your Medications tool continues to expand across Canada and internationally. Over 70 organizations and regional health authorities have formally endorsed for use within their organizations (primary, community, acute and long-term care facilities) and the tool has been translated into over 15 languages. It continues to get international interest and the action team is committed to making the tool available at all points of in the health system where medications are prescribed and administered. Heading into 2017/18, the plan is well positioned for success by continuing to focus on our goals and sustaining impact and momentum of completed actions.6/28/2017 6:00:00 AMPatient engagement has been and will continue to be crucially important to the progression and success of the Medication Safety Action Plan. Over the6/28/2017 2:42:35 PM149http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Home Care Safety Update – Collaborative hitting their stride32526Patient Safety News ​Wave Two of the Home Care Safety Improvement Collaborative is well under way. Teams have begun refining Aims and identifying measures to guide their work. Individual coaching sessions with each team are being facilitated by CPSI staff in collaboration with CHCA. These sessions help teams identify plan and test change ideas designed to make care safer. Collaboration between teams is starting to develop and teams that are working on similar concepts have recently been paired up to evaluate and provide feedback on each other's work. Future sessions will be more interactive and leverage the connections already made. 6/28/2017 6:00:00 AMWave Two of the Home Care Safety Improvement Collaborative is well under way.  Teams have begun refining Aims and identifying measures to guide7/10/2017 2:43:38 PM151http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
IPAC Update – STOP! Clean Your Hands Day raises IPAC to new heights32528Patient Safety News As part of the IPAC IAP, CPSI is actively addressing the goal of improving infection prevention and control using strategies known to improve behaviour and culture. This has been accomplished through a national campaign aimed at public, patients and providers, focusing on raising awareness and promoting behaviour change. As part of this work, CPSI has hosted with our partners, the annual Stop! Clean Your Hands Day campaign for Canada. The theme for STOP! Clean Your Hands Day, May 2017, was Ask Yourself… Making a change to your behaviour can be as simple as asking yourself a question and understanding that change doesn't need to be a burden. Small, incremental changes can lead to big things. Not only can you improve your own practices, you're setting a great, easy to follow example for everyone around you! Whether you're a patient, provider, or work in a healthcare setting – if you're involved in the healthcare system, take the time to have a conversation with yourself and ask what you can change today to improve for tomorrow. The campaign boasted a multifaceted engagement platform including a national webinar "Making it stick when asking, telling and begging just isn't enough", sold out with 383 attendees, a social media tending quiz entitled "How Clean are Your Hands", aimed at raising hand hygiene awareness for providers and the public, and a video competition focused on the theme of Ask Yourself. Of the 18 videos submitted from across Canada, we are pleased to report submissions from patients and families.6/28/2017 6:00:00 AMAs part of the IPAC IAP, CPSI is actively addressing the goal of improving infection prevention and control using strategies known to improve6/28/2017 2:47:46 PM78http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

 Upcoming Events

 

 

Call for Abstracts - Healthcare Quality Research Forum32330Queen's Universityhttp://www.queensu.ca/mschq/research-day7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM7/31/2017 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support this event.This event is presented by Queen's University6/5/2017 10:05:50 PM48http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference
Registration Deadline: Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference 5410Toronto, Ontariohttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/PatientSafetyEducationProgram/Pages/Session-September-28-29-2017-Toronto-ON-2016-12.aspx8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM8/31/2017 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in collaboration with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) are pleased to announce that the Become a Patient Safety Trainer course, a high impact, 2-day comprehensive train-the-trainer patient safety education program will be offered in Toronto, Ontario.1/24/2017 10:41:08 PM63http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Forum9783Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawahttp://www.cahs-acss.ca/forum-2017/?9/14/2017 2:00:00 PM9/15/2017 10:00:00 PM The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is a proud sponsor of this event.7/19/2017 4:11:59 PM11http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference
New! A French 2.5 day ASPIRE program21475Quebec Cityhttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/advancing-safety-for-patients-in-residency-education/Pages/default.aspx9/25/2017 2:00:00 PM9/27/2017 6:00:00 PMNew! A French 2.5 day ASPIRE program will be held in Quebec City at Université Laval on September 25-27, 2017. For more information dpc@fmed.ulaval.ca. 7/21/2017 7:42:26 PM8http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseWorkshop
Session: September 28-29, 2017 [Toronto, ON]5409Toronto, Ontariohttp://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/education/PatientSafetyEducationProgram/Pages/Session-September-28-29-2017-Toronto-ON-2016-12.aspx9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM9/29/2017 11:59:00 PMThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in collaboration with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) are pleased to announce that the Become a Patient Safety Trainer course, a high impact, 2-day comprehensive train-the-trainer patient safety education program will be offered in Toronto, Ontario.12/1/2016 9:58:38 PM30http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Lists/Events/calendar.aspxFalseConference;Workshop