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 "My ask of you is to change the world of patient safety by designing a curriculum that has patient safety as one of its core components."

—Donna Davis, Patients for Patient Safety Canada

Patient Safety Education Roundtable

To accelerate a consistent approach to patient safety and quality improvement education, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute invited more than 50 representatives of academic, accrediting, certifying, regulatory bodies, and provincial and national organizations interested in the education of health professionals, to attend a roundtable on patient safety education in Toronto, Ontario in January 2015.

The purpose of the education roundtable was to create an action plan for patient safety education, and lay the foundation for a national patient safety education network. The themes that emerged included: partnering with patients and families in educating health providers; quality and patient safety education for leaders; patient safety and quality improvement curricula content, design, and delivery;  leverage for health professional patient safety competence through policy, legislation, accreditation and regulation; and patient safety culture and how it relates to learning.

Check back for progress updates on the Patient Safety Education Action Plan.