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8/22/2013 6:00 PM

​​Join us in celebrating Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW), October 28 to November 1, 2013.  Thousands of healthcare professionals, patients and their families will take part in Canadian Patient Safety Week 2013 by carrying out events and activities related to patient safety in their organizations, facilities and communities.

The CPSW 2013 theme is Ask.Listen.Talk, with a focus on medication safety. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and ISMP Canada have partnered to spread the message of safe medication use. Medication incidents are one of the leading causes of patient safety harm. Consumers are encouraged to avoid harm by keeping a list of their medications and sharing it with their healthcare professionals. Clinicians are encouraged to take time to ensure accuracy in preparing and administering medications to avoid harm.

Clinicians can also take part in the National MedRec Quality Audit month of October 2013.  To learn more visit the CPSW Medication Safety Page at www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca

Register today to receive a free package of posters, tent cards, patient safety magazines and more to support your local efforts. More tools and resources to help you celebrate can be found at www.asklistentalk.ca. 

Last year, over 1,700 healthcare organizations joined the celebration. Now in its eighth year, we want you to participate as we recognize the great work that is happening to advance safe care.  Submit your event ideas and photos to cpsw@cpsi-icsp.ca and we will share them with others across the country.

Be a part of Canadian Patient Safety Week!  Visit www.asklistentalk.ca to learn more.