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9/5/2011 6:00 PM

​​​It’s that time of year again! Canadian Patient Safety Week, October 31-November 4, is just around the corner and participants from across the country are busy planning events and activities in their organizations and regions.

The national annual campaign is held to create awareness and to help inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. Working together thousands of healthcare professionals, patients, residents, clients and their families help spread the message that “Good healthcare starts with good communication.” The week encourages everyone involved in healthcare delivery, or those receiving care to ask questions, listen carefully and talk openly.

Those who register for the week at www.asklistentalk.ca will receive regular updates and a free package of promotional materials, including posters, tent cards, buttons, notepads and more. Promotional items are also involved in the Canadian Patient Safety Week online store.

Based on last year’s feedback, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is also offering registrants with the option of customizing their posters, tent cards and meal tray placemats by having their organizational logo added.

As a result of the success of a series of webinars on patient safety and quality improvement held during last year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week, this year CPSI is pleased to present Canada’s Forum on Patient Safety & Quality Improvement. Each day during Canadian Patient Safety Week, the Virtual Forum will deliver three-and-a-half hours of content and presentations from a broad spectrum of experts via webinar. Healthcare professionals, patients, residents and clients and anyone interested in improving patient safety and quality are encouraged to attend and to bring the Virtual Forum to their organizations. Registration for the Virtual Forum is free and enables you to participate in all presentations throughout the week.  

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute also invites organizations to endorse Canadian Patient Safety Week. Your endorsement illustrates your support for Canadian Patient Safety Week and its message as well as your organization’s commitment to inspiring extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. Click here to find out more.

Tools and resources, including games, quizzes, tips sheets and more will be added to the Canadian Patient Safety Week site, www.asklistentalk.ca, in September.

Questions? Please email us at cpsw@cpsi-icsp.ca