The results are in, and thanks once again to our partners, Canadian Patient Safety Week and Canada's Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement are an unqualified success.
Clearly, people are engaged in the journey to improve patient safety in the healthcare system. Whether by sharing information, creating videos, sending questions during the Forum, or tweeting their thoughts and ideas, people are showing us that patient safety matters deeply to them.
We counted 1,100 viewers who logged on during the Forum on October 28-30th, 2015. And the Forum is not restricted to Canadian viewers alone: people from seven countries tuned in to hear what our dedicated speakers had to share.
This year we unveiled special videos sharing the stories of healthcare providers personally affected by tragic events while caring for patients and their families. It reminds me that patient safety is a concern for everyone involved in healthcare. I deeply appreciate the courage of anyone who chooses to share a personal story in order to help all of us think of ways to improve care.
Thank you for taking the time to work toward such a challenging goal – safer healthcare for all.
Do you have a personal highlight from Canadian Patient Safety Week and/or Canada's Virtual Forum?
I'd love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also like to remind you that the archive is available at www.asklistentalk.ca. Feel free to watch your favourite session again or use it for one of your patient safety opportunities.
Yours in patient safety,