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​Shocked, bewildered and angry, Dr. Amy Nakajima pored over her medical notes, trying to coax from them some sense of the bloody chaos she'd just experienced. Earlier in the day, a healthy and expectant young mother had come in for a routine delivery at the Saskatchewan hospital where Nakajima...
October 28, 2016  
Dr. Peter Pisters is President & CEO of University Health Network (UHN), an academic health sciences centre in Toronto. UHN is an integrated health, research and education system that includes four hospital sites, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, the Princess Margaret Cancer...
October 26, 2016  
​David U was first struck by the tragic ripple effect of medication errors back in 2003. The president and CEO of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP - Canada) had been called as an expert witness for a coroner's inquest into the death of a hospital patient. The death occurred...
 
​The lady presenting to the emergency room that evening seemed like countless others for Dr. Francois deWet until a life changing moment he will never forget. She had been brought in to the small rural Newfoundland hospital where deWet was working by family members, who reported that she had been...
 
​For Dr. Julia Trahey, a shattering encounter 20 years back with one troubled young man carved a lasting division in both her life and medical career. The experience also instilled in her a deep understanding of the burden that healthcare providers can feel after a patient is harmed. That's a...
 
​Deborah Prowse and Steve Long might seem unlikely partners in the campaign to promote patient safety across Canada. Prowse is the daughter of one of two patients who died in 2004 when a pharmacy at Calgary's Foothills Hospital mistakenly prepared dialysis solutions with potassium chloride instead...
 
​The death of a young girl at British Columbia's Children's Hospital back in 1997 spurred Dr. Doug Cochrane to rededicate his career to improved patient safety and the reduction of preventable errors in healthcare facilities across the country. The child died two weeks after a potent anti-cancer...