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Deteriorating Patient Condition2338Toolkits3/30/2017 5:19:46 PM Early warning signs of deteriorating condition are often unrecognized, leading to devastating results. Research shows that virtually all critical inpatient events are preceded by warning signs that occur approximately six-and-a-half hours in advance. In this section, you'll find information, tools and resources to not only help you recognize deteriorating patient condition, but what you can do to act on it as a member of the public, a healthcare provider or leader. Click any of the icons below to get started! Deteriorating Patient ConditionEarly warning signs of deteriorating condition are often unrecognized, leading to devastating results. Research shows that virtually all critical7/25/2017 3:20:49 PM1333http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Five Questions to Ask about your Medications2347Patient and Family Resource;Checklists;Toolkits2/25/2016 8:39:10 PM Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications For patients who require multiple medications or who are transitioning between treatments, safety can become a concern. You or your loved one may be at risk of fragmented care, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. To be an active partner in your health, you need the right information to use your medications safely. Download CPSI has teamed up with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists to create a list of top questions to help patients and their caregivers have a conversation about medications with their healthcare provider. Use these five questions when you're Attending a doctor's appointment (e.g., family physician or specialist, dentist, optometrist)Interacting with a community pharmacistLeaving the hospital to go homeVisited by home care services Are you a provider? Please share this valuable resource with your patients! Visit ISMP Canada for additional resources and endorsementsClick here for Additional resourcesClick here to endorse and add your organizations logo For more information, contact medrec@ismp-canada.org.Five Questions to Ask about your Medications Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications For patients who require multiple medications or who are transitioning between treatments, safety can4/5/2017 7:26:26 PM15291http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Canadian Disclosure Guidelines2354Guide;Publication4/18/2011 4:05:57 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Disclosure Guidelines build on various patient safety initiatives currently under way across Canada and assist and support healthcare providers, inter-professional teams, organizations, and regulators. These guidelines symbolize a commitment to patients’ right to be informed if they are involved in a patient safety incident by promoting a clear and consistent approach to disclosure, emphasizing the importance of inter-professional teamwork, and supporting learning from patient safety incidents. The development of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines is a significant achievement in healthcare in Canada.​ Download Canadian Disclosure Guidelines (November 2011) Backgrounder Development of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines (2006) The Impact of Disclosure on Litigation (2007)​Canadian Disclosure Guidelines: Being open with patients and familiesThe Canadian Disclosure Guidelines build on various patient safety initiatives currently under way across Canada and assist and support healthcare6/20/2016 8:35:25 PM16671http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Patient Stories23587/27/2015 12:39:48 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Patient Stories5/19/2016 4:22:33 AM19743http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
STOP! Clean Your Hands Day2466Events6/3/2015 4:46:05 PM​​​​​​May 5, 2017 Join the conversation #STOPCleanyourhandsday It's time for patients and providers to come together for clean hands – STOP​​! Clean Your Hands​ Day returns Friday, May 5, 2017. The theme for STOP! Clean Your Hands Day is Ask Yourself… Making a change to your behaviour can be as simple as asking yourself a question and understanding that change doesn’t need to be a burden. Small, incremental changes can lead to big things. Not only can you improve your own practices, you’re setting a great, easy to follow example for everyone around you! Whether you’re a patient, provider, or work in a healthcare setting – if you’re involved in the healthcare system, take the time to have a conversation with yourself and ask what you can change today to improve for tomorrow. Here's a run down of what we've got planned for STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2017Webinar We're hosting a webinar May 4, 2017 at 10 am MT / 12 pm ET. Learn More How Clean Are Your Hands? Take the Quiz Video Competition Thank you to everyone who submitted a video, they look great! View Videos Winners will be announced May 4, 2017 during our STOP! Clean Your Hands Day webinar. Sponsored by ​Partners STOP! Clean Your Hands Day May 5, 2017 Join the conversation #STOPCleanyourhandsday It's time for patients and providers to come together for clean hands –4/21/2017 9:31:19 PM30593http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/EventshtmlTrueaspx
The Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network2364Research;Guide9/12/2017 2:58:38 PM The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), through the SHIFT to Safety program, has teamed up with the Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network to provide human factors information to healthcare organizations and the professionals who work there to add to their existing knowledge base related to quality and patient safety. Many healthcare professionals in Canada have, by now, heard about human factors engineering and psychology from other patient safety activities or venues, including the WHO human factors module and CPSI modules and presentations on human factors. The network's intent is to provide up to date information about human factors research and trends in Canada and around the world that go beyond the basics. As technology evolves and changes the way we do work, human factors specialists and researchers can help determine ways to improve the safety of the new ways of working. Use the links on the right hand side of the page to learn more about the Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network, its members and upcoming learning opportunities. SHIFT to Safety brings you the latest in advancements in human factors in healthcare. Shift your focus to what you do best — improving your practices for the benefit of your patients. The Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network is currently supported by the CPSI and in-kind funding by the member organizations. Objective of the NetworkProvide human factors expertise to healthcare organizations through consultation, knowledge transfer and exchange activities.Promote partnerships between healthcare organizations, industry, and academic institutions to promote the delivery of safer, more effective care to patients. If you have any questions for the members of the Healthcare Human Factors Network, please email HF-Network@cpsi-icsp.ca The Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), through the SHIFT to Safety program, has teamed up with the Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare9/12/2017 7:24:00 PM973http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
The Safety Competencies Framework2330Publication;Framework4/14/2009 11:53:32 PM ​​​Achieve safe patient care by incorporating our framework The Safety Competencies into your healthcare organization’s educational programs and professional development activities. Patient safety, defined as the reduction and mitigation of unsafe acts within the healthcare system, and the use of best practices shown to lead to optimal patient outcomes, is a critical aspect of quality healthcare. Download Flyer Educating healthcare providers about patient safety and enabling them to use the tools and knowledge to build and maintain a safe system is critical to creating one of the safest health systems in the world. The Safety Competencies is a highly relevant, clear, and practical framework designed for all healthcare professionals. Created by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), The Safety Competencies has six core competency domains Domain 1 Contribute to a Culture of Patient Safety – A commitment to applying core patient safety knowledge, skills, and attitudes to everyday work. Domain 2 Work in Teams for Patient Safety – Working within interprofessional teams to optimize patient safety and quality of care.. Domain 3 Communicate Effectively for Patient Safety – Promoting patient safety through effective healthcare communication.. Domain 4 Manage Safety Risks – Anticipating, recognizing, and managing situations that place patients at risk.. Domain 5 Optimize Human and Environmental Factors – Managing the relationship between individual and environmental characteristics in order to optimize patient safety.. Domain 6 Recognize, Respond to, and Disclose Adverse Events – Recognizing the occurrence of an adverse event or close call and responding effectively to mitigate harm to the patient, ensure disclosure, and prevent recurrence.. This valuable framework includes 20 key competencies, 140 enabling competencies, 37 knowledge elements, 34 practical skills, and 23 essential attitudes that can lead to safer patient care and quality improvement. CPSI encourages its stakeholders, national, provincial, and territorial health organizations, associations, and governments; and universities and colleges to play a role in engaging stakeholders and spreading the word about this program so that healthcare professionals recognize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to enhance patient safety across the spectrum of care. For further information, please email safetycomp@cpsi-icsp.ca.The Safety CompetenciesThe Safety Competencies: Message from the CEO9/12/2017 8:43:40 PM42180http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit2327Toolkits12/18/2014 8:28:40 PMPrevent Patient Safety Incidents and Minimize Harm When They Do Occur When a patient's safety is compromised, or even if someone just comes close to having an incident, you need to know you are taking the right measures to address it, now and in the future. CPSI provides you with practical strategies and resources to manage incidents effectively and keep your patients safe. This integrated toolkit considers the needs and concerns of patients and their families, and how to properly engage them throughout the process. Drawn from the best available evidence and expert advice, this newly designed toolkit is for those responsible for managing patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, and staff training in any healthcare setting. Patient Safety Management Incident Management System Factors For more information, contact us at info@cpsi-icsp.ca.Toolkit Focus and Components The toolkit focuses on patient safety and incident management; it touches on ideas and resources for exploring the broader aspects of quality improvement and risk management. There are three sections to the toolkit Incident management—the actions that follow patient safety incidents (including near misses)Patient safety management—the actions that help to proactively anticipate patient safety incidents and prevent them from occurring System factors—the factors that shape and are shaped by patient safety and incident management (legislation, policies, culture, people, processes and resources). Visual representation of the toolkit. Incident management Resources to guide the immediate and ongoing actions following a patient safety incident (including near misses). We emphasize immediate response, disclosure, how to prepare for analysis, the analysis process, follow-through, how to close the loop and share learning. Patient safety management Resources to guide action before the incident (e.g., plan, anticipate, and monitor to respond to expected and unexpected safety issues) so care is safer today and in the future. We promote a patient safety culture and reporting and learning system. System factors Understanding the factors that shape both patient safety and incident management and identify actions to respond, align, and leverage them is crucial to patient safety. The factors come from different system levels (inside and outside the organization) and include legislation, policies, culture, people, processes and resources.Implementing Patient Safety and Incident Management Processes Consider the following guiding principles when applying the practical strategies and resources. Patient- and family-centred care. The patient and family are at the centre of all patient safety and incident management activities. Engage with patients and families throughout their care processes, as they are an equal partner and essential to the design, implementation, and evaluation of care and services. Safety culture. Culture refers to shared values (what is important) and beliefs (what is held to be true) that interact with a system's structures and control mechanisms to produce behavioural norms. An organization with a safety culture avoids, prevents, and mitigates patient safety risks at all levels. This includes a reporting and learning culture. System perspective. Keep patients safe by understanding and addressing the factors that contribute to an incident at all system levels, redesigning systems, and applying human factor principles. Develop the capability and capacity for effectively assessing the complex system to accurately identify weaknesses and strengths for preventing future incidents. Shared responsibilities. Teamwork is necessary for safe patient care, particularly at transitions in care. It is the best defence against system failures and should be actively fostered by all team members, including patients and families. In a functional teamwork environment, everyone is valued, empowered, and responsible for taking action to prevent patient safety incidents, including speaking up when they see practices that endanger safety.Resources to Support Patient Safety and Incident Management CPSI's toolkit resources are practical tools for patient safety and incident management, compiled with input from experts and contributing organizations. You may not require all of them when managing an incident, so please use your discretion in selecting the tools most appropriate for your needs.Toolkit Development and Maintenance CPSI accessed a variety of qualified experts and organizations to compile this practical and evidence-based toolkit. The process includedAssigning a CPSI team with support from a writer with experience in the fieldSeeking advice from an expert faculty that included patient and family representativesBasing the content on the Canadian Incident Analysis FrameworkEngaging key stakeholders via focus groups and collecting evidence from peer-reviewed journals and publicly available literature The toolkit will be updated every year to keep it relevant. We welcome feedback on what is helpful, what can be improved, and content enhancements at info@cpsi-icsp.ca.Patient Safety and Incident Management ToolkitPrevent Patient Safety Incidents and Minimize Harm When They Do Occur When a patient's safety is compromised, or even if someone just comes close to6/19/2017 4:19:43 PM23841http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian Guide2336Guide4/25/2017 3:01:50 PM During the past decade, we have seen evidence that when healthcare providers work closely with patients and their families, we can achieve great things. The healthcare system will be safer, and patients will have better experiences and health outcomes when patients, families, and the public are fully engaged in program and service design and delivery. Patient involvement is also important in monitoring, evaluating, setting policy and priorities, and governance. This work is not easy and may even be uncomfortable at first. Providers may need to let go of control, change behaviours to listen and understand patients more effectively, brainstorm ideas together, build trust, and incorporate many different perspectives. Patients may need to participate more actively in decisions about their care. Leaders must support all this work by revising practices to embed patient engagement in their procedures, policies, and structures. But finding different and innovative ways to work together, even when it's challenging, benefits everyone. When patients and healthcare providers partner effectively, the results are powerful. We invite you to join us in advancing this work. We welcome diverse perspectives and beliefs to challenge the status quo. Let's explore ways to shape new behaviours, using everyone's unique perspectives and courage to make healthcare a safe and positive experience. A deep belief in the power of partnership inspired the Engaging Patients in Patient Safety - a Canadian Guide. Written by patients and providers for patients and providers, the information demonstrates our joint commitment to achieving safe and quality healthcare in Canada. Download Who is this guide for? The guide is for anyone involved with patient engagement, includingPatients and families interested in how to partner in their own care to ensure safetyPatient partners interested in how to help improve patient safetyProviders interested in creating collaborative care relationships with patients and familiesManagers and leaders responsible for patient engagement, patient safety, and/or quality improvementAnyone else interested in partnering with patients to develop care programs and systems While the guide focuses primarily on patient safety, many engagement practices apply to other areas, including quality, research, and education. The guide is designed to support patient engagement in any healthcare sector. What is the purpose of the guide? This extensive resource, based on evidence and leading practices, helps patients and families, patient partners, providers, and leaders work together more effectively to improve patient safety. Working collaboratively, we can more proactively identify risks, better support those involved in an incident, and help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. Together we can shape safe, high-quality care delivery, co-design safer care systems, and continuously improve to keep patients safe.What is included in the guide?Evidence-based guidancePractical patient engagement practicesConsolidated information, resources, and toolsSupporting evidence and examples from across CanadaExperiences from patients and families, providers, and leadersOutstanding questions about how to strengthen current approachesStrategies and policies to meet standards and organizational practice requirementsChapter summariesEngaging patients as partnersWhy partner on patient safety and qualityCurrent state of patient engagement across CanadaEvidence of patient engagement benefits and impactChallenges and enablers to patient engagementEmbedding and sustaining patient engagement Read More Partners at the point of carePartnering in patient safety Partnering in incident management Read More Partners at organizational and system levelsPreparing to partnerPartnering in patient safety Partnering in incident management Read More Evaluating patient engagementIntroduction to evaluating patient engagementEvaluating patient engagement at the point of careEvaluating patient engagement at the organizational levelEvaluating patient engagement integration Read More Click here to learn how and why was the guide developed. ​ ​​ Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian GuideDuring the past decade, we have seen evidence that when healthcare providers work closely with patients and their families, we can achieve great6/19/2017 5:27:43 PM13216http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Incident Analysis2345Framework;Publication4/19/2011 9:12:41 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Analyze, manage, and learn from patient safety incidents in any healthcare setting with the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. Incident analysis is a structured process for identifying what happened, how and why it happened, what can be done to reduce the risk of recurrence and make care safer, and what was learned. It is an integral activity in the incident management continuum, which represents the activities and processes that surround a patient safety incident. The framework was developed collaboratively by CPSI, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Saskatchewan Health, Patients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient-led program of CPSI), Paula Beard, Carolyn Hoffman, and Micheline Ste-Marie and is based on the 2006 Canadian Root Cause Analysis Framework. Download To learn more about the framework and the resources available, you can click here to watch the information webinars recorded. The following resources have been carefully selected to support you in implementing the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. To contribute a resource or to provide feedback, please email analysis@cpsi-icsp.ca. To learn more about the framework and the learning opportunities available click here. Incident AnalysisRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)6/20/2016 3:47:55 PM22175http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Home Care Safety2325Report;Research;Toolkits6/5/2014 8:48:12 PM With the release of the Safety at Home A Pan- Canadian Home Care Study (2013), the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) worked with the research team to translate the knowledge acquired from the study into tools, resources and programs for the field. Click on the following links to access resources available to home care providers, clients and families, and policy makers. Resources for home care providers Resources for family caregivers and clients Resources for policy makers and academics​ Home Care SafetyWith the release of the Safety at Home: A Pan- Canadian Home Care Study (2013) , the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the6/29/2016 8:24:53 PM6008http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Events464Events6/4/2015 6:09:31 AM ​​Events1/12/2018 3:43:30 PM34263http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/enhtmlTrueaspx
Venous Thromboembolism Prevention (VTE): Getting Started Kit Components2353Getting Started Kit;Toolkits2/9/2017 6:41:38 PM Venous thromboembolism comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and is one of the most common and preventable complications of hospitalization.1 Many risk factors for developing VTE have been identified (see Table 1), but the most common risk factor in hospitalized patients is reduced mobility. Almost every hospitalized patient has at least one of these risk factors for VTE and most have multiple risk factors.2 The VTE Getting Started Kit provides you with evidence-based resources to assist you in increasing the use of appropriate thromboprophylaxis in acute care hospitalized patients and aligns with Accreditation Canada's Required Organizational Practices on VTE prevention. This free resource contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to optimize the appropriate use of thromboprophylaxis. Getting Started Kit The Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Getting Started Kit is divided into eight sections Section 1 Rationale for VTE Prophylaxis Section 2 Evidence-Based Appropriate VTE Prophylaxis Section 3 Adherence to VTE Prophylaxis Section 4 A Formal Process to VTE Prophylaxis Quality Improvement The 10 Steps Section 5 VTE Prophylaxis Improvement Guide Section 6 Measurement and the VTE Improvement Program Section 7 Measurement - Technical Descriptions and Worksheets Section 8 Appendices Want to learn more? Download the complete Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Getting Started Kit Download This document was updated in January 2017 For more information, email info@cpsi-icsp.ca or call 1-866-421-6933Venous Thromboembolism Prevention (VTE): Getting Started Kit Components Venous thromboembolism comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and is one of the most common and2/10/2017 9:01:24 PM2215http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Tools & Resources4593/25/2009 3:33:37 PM​​​​​​​​​Tools & ResourcesTools & Resources7/27/2017 8:08:17 PM93652http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/enhtmlTrueaspx
Reducing Falls and Injury from Falls (Falls): Getting Started Kit4513Getting Started Kit7/1/2015 8:52:44 AM​ Getting Started Kit This free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention. Click h​ere to download the Getting Started Kit. ​​ One-Pager ​The One-Pager is a summary of the Getting Started Kit that you can use to promote the intervention to your organization.Click here to download the One-Pager for reducing falls and Injury from falls.​​ Framework for Spread (Appendix N from Falls Getting Started Kit) This appendix contains a description of the seven components of a spread framework along with elements of spread readiness.Click here to download the Spread Framework​​​ ​​What’s New in Falls Best Practice in 2013The one page summary of the changes in the 2013 Reducing Falls and injury from Falls Getting Started Kit. Click here to download the one page summary of “what’s new in 2013” Icons​​​ Intervention IconsUse these intervention icons on presentations, reports, flyers, and other material to promote the intervention throughout your organization.Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon.Click here to download the black and white intervention icon.​​ Intervention Icons With Text Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon with text. Click here to download the black and white intervention icon with text. Getting Started Kit  This free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting11/24/2016 10:03:47 PM10329http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Using Human Factors in Hospital Technology Procurement33335Events;Presentation11/3/2017 8:45:17 PM ​​​Archive December 13, 2017 Speaker Svetlena Taneva Healthcare information technology (IT) procurement is critical for healthcare organizations, as procurement decisions on medical devices and IT infrastructure will impact safety, efficiency, staff and patient experiences – impact that could last decades. Hence, a healthcare organization's purchase decision is not only a major financial investment and long-term commitment, but has significant implications for patient safety, operational efficiency and effectiveness. Purchasing a product that does not support existing care practices or does not easily integrate with existing processes can directly or indirectly contribute to increased need for training, inefficiencies, workarounds, patient safety risk and resistance to adoption. Presentation Objectives The goal of this presentation is to share insights and experiences on the value of applying comparative high-fidelity usability testing to inform hospital procurement decisions. The presentation willstart with an overview of common technology procurement practices in hospitals in Canadadiscuss the value that human factors add to procurement present case studies of human factors evaluations integrated into the procurement decision-makingdiscuss how human factors input for procurement decisions fits within the new Value-Based Procurement framework that the government of Ontario and other provinces are promoting, as means for procurement innovationArchive : December 13, 2017 Speaker: Svetlena Taneva Healthcare information technology (IT) procurement is critical for healthcare12/14/2017 5:23:17 PM650http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety2343Toolkits2/23/2010 10:49:46 PM ​​Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders Safe patient care happens when healthcare service delivery organizations are functioning at the highest levels. Governing boards and senior leaders of healthcare organizations can ensure effective governance and meet their legal responsibilities with the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Toolkit. Order Now This toolkit teaches healthcare board members, senior executives, and physician leaders across Canada about the tools available to support organizational efforts in improving quality and patient safety. Commissioned research led by Dr. G. Ross Baker (2010), Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety in Canadian Healthcare Organizations, identified a number of interdependent drivers that enable boards to fulfill their responsibilities for quality and patient safety. ​​ The resources in this toolkit are organized around each of the key drivers and includePrinciples of each driver Tools and recommended reading Stories and examples from healthcare organizations Use this toolkit to strengthen your organization’s performance and to promote and advance safer care. This symbol, used throughout the toolkit, denotes Canadian references and examples.Effective Governance for Quality and Patient SafetyEffective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety: A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders6/23/2016 3:37:52 PM15761http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW)2465Events12/8/2009 9:50:43 PM​​​ Welcome to asklistentalk.ca – your home for Canadian Patient Safety Week! We need to hear from you. Let us know! Any information you can provide on what worked well and how the week could be improved will be extremely helpful. Survey ​​ Canadian Patient Safety Week is in the Books! Congratulations on another successful Canadian Patient Safety Week! Thanks to your tremendous efforts, we are getting closer to our shared vision of Canada having the safest healthcare in the world. Although the celebrations may have wound down, there are still some CPSW tools and resources you can use and share to keep patient safety top of mind in your organization.Take With Questions Quiz The Take With Questions quiz is open and ready to be played! If you haven't done so already, be sure to take the time to see how your knowledge of the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications holds up. Learn More PATIENT Podcast Series The PATIENT podcast series is available for download and for sharing. Be sure to check out all 3 episodes Heartbeat, Opioid, and Activist. Learn More Question Your Meds Catchy Phrase Contest Winners We recognize that all participants last week worked hard to craft their own catchy phrase to secure a place in the winner's circle for our Question Your Meds catchy phrase contest. Congratulations to the winners whose catchy phrases were randomly selected to win the prize of an Amazon gift card. You can learn more about the winners and their phrase by clicking the link below. Learn More The patient video story of Eileen Chang's son Daniel and the healthcare provider video of story shared by Michael Villeneuve are available to watch. Great lessons to be learned. The videos are well used tools to begin a meeting and remind us of why we strive for safer care. National Conversation​ Thanks to everyone who joined the National Conversation virtual broadcast this week! Please click below to access a recording. ​The National Conversation is presented as a partnership between the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and GS1 Canada. Video Thank you and everyone who participated in Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017! From patients to providers, family to friends, you are all integral in the success of this week! We thank you for your enthusiasm this week and your ongoing commitment to make care safer. Sponsors We would also like to thank the sponsors and partners ISMP Canada, Becton Dickinson and CO., GOJO Industries, and HealthPRO Canada for contributing efforts towards Canadian Patient Safety Week. About Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our healthcare system providers, patients, and citizens. Working together, thousands help spread the message to Ask. Listen. Talk. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a portion of CPSW 2017, please contact sponsorshipsmail@cpsi-icsp.ca. We have many sponsorship opportunities available. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact CPSI CommunicationsPhone (780) 409-8090Toll free 1-866-421-6933 Email CPSW@cpsi-icsp.caJoin the conversation at #asklistentalk​Canadian Patient Safety WeekCanadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW)11/6/2017 6:55:42 PM105306http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/EventshtmlTrueaspx
Hand Hygiene Observation Tools4518Guide;Toolkits6/3/2015 4:47:24 PMMeasurement is a vital part of the quality improvement process. Auditing hand hygiene compliance by health care providers provides a benchmark for improvement. The results of observation audits will help identify the most appropriate interventions for hand hygiene education, training and promotion. Results should be shared with front-line healthcare providers, management and hospital boards. To support organizations in doing direct observation, CPSI has an observation tool based on the 4 Moments for Hand Hygiene. This tool is available in electronic (link to content below) and paper (link to content below) format. CPSI has also adapted a Patient Family Observation Tool that will allow patient and family partners to observe and share information about how healthcare workers participate in optimal hand hygiene. (link to content below) Direct observation of hand hygiene practices should be performed by trained observers using a standardized and validated audit tool. Need training on how to conduct Hand Hygiene observations? Here are some training resources to help you. (link to content below) CPSI Hand Hygiene Observation Tool (Paper Tool) This paper tool is for Acute Care only. CPSI Hand Hygiene Observation Tool Instructions for Using the Observation Analysis Tool Observation Analysis Tool - Excel workbook (ZIP) Training on how to conduct Hand Hygiene observations Hand Hygiene Education Monitoring and Observation (Auditing) for ACUTE Monitoring and Observation (Auditing) for LTC Hand Hygiene Measurement within Patient Safety Metrics (National Call Websinar)Measurement is a vital part of the quality improvement process. Auditing hand hygiene compliance by health care providers provides a benchmark for8/9/2016 7:43:28 PM12366http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
SHIFT to teamwork, communication and patient safety culture2332Guide;Toolkits7/13/2016 5:21:38 PM Ensuring patient safety remains a major challenge for Canadian healthcare organisations and systems. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has been at the forefront of efforts to promote safety in Canadian Healthcare settings and has achieved substantial improvements with the implementation of patient safety bundles. However, there remain substantial challenges to implementing patient safety practices. SHIFT to Safety is excited to announce a new partnership with Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and provide new resources in the field of behavior change and implementation science to address this issue! Please join us on October 6th as Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Dr. Kathy Suh discuss how to take your improvement efforts to the next level by focusing on behaviour change and implementation science. To register for this session, Click hereSHIFT to teamwork, communication and patient safety cultureEnsuring patient safety remains a major challenge for Canadian healthcare organisations and systems. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has4/5/2017 7:32:59 PM1515http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Surgical Site Infection (SSI): Getting Started Kit4558Getting Started Kit7/1/2015 8:55:00 AM​​​​Getting Started KitThis free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention.. Click here to download the Getting Started Kit. Click here to download the summary of changes to the Getting Started Kit ​​One-PagerThe One-Pager is a summary of the Getting Started Kit that you can use to promote the intervention to your organization. Click here to download the One-Pager. ​​Icons​​​Intervention IconsUse these intervention icons on presentations, reports, flyers, and other material to promote the intervention throughout your organization.Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon.Click here to download the black and white intervention icon.​​Intervention Icons With TextClick here to download the full-colour intervention icon with text. Click here to download the black and white intervention icon with text.​ SSI: Getting Started Kit11/28/2016 5:52:16 PM11517http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec): Getting Started Kit4538Getting Started Kit;Toolkits7/1/2015 8:53:35 AM ​​ Getting Started Kit This free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention. Click here to download the Acute Care Getting Started Kit.Click here to download the Long Term Care Getting Started Kit.Click here to download the Home Care Getting Started Kit. One-Pager The One-Pager is a summary of the Getting Started Kit that you can use to promote the intervention to your organization. Click here to download the Acute Care One-Pager.Click here to download the Long Term Care One-Pager.Click here to download the Home Care One-Pager. Icons Intervention Icons Use these intervention icons on presentations, reports, flyers, and other material to promote the intervention throughout your organization. Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon.Click here to download the black and white intervention icon. Intervention Icons With TextClick here to download the full-colour Acute Care intervention icon with text.Click here to download the black and white Acute Care intervention icon with text. Click here to download the full-colour Long Term Care intervention icon with text.Click here to download the black and white Long Term Care intervention icon with text. Click here to download the full-colour Home Care intervention icon with text.Click here to download the black and white Home Care intervention icon with text Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec): Getting Started Kit11/28/2016 4:44:08 PM10245http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Hospital Harm Improvement Resource27294/14/2015 5:37:10 PMIntroduction Patients expect hospital care to be safe and for most people it is. However, a small proportion of patients experience some type of unintended harm as a result of the care they receive. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) have collaborated on a body of work to address gaps in measuring harm and to support patient safety improvement efforts in Canadian hospitals. The Hospital Harm Improvement Resource was developed by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to complement the Hospital Harm measure developed by CIHI. It links measurement and improvement by providing evidence-informed practices that will support patient safety improvement efforts. The purpose of measuring quality and safety is to improve patient care and optimize patient outcomes. The Hospital Harm measure should be used in conjunction with other sources of information about patient safety, including patient safety reporting and learning systems, chart reviews or audits, Accreditation Canada survey results, patient concerns and clinical quality improvement process measures. Together, this information can inform and optimize improvement initiatives. The Improvement Resource is a compilation of evidence-informed practices linked to each of the clinical groups within the Hospital Harm measure to help drive changes that will make care safer. Through extensive research and consultation with clinicians, experts and leaders in quality improvement (QI) and patient safety, the Improvement Resource is intended to make information on improving patient safety easily available, so teams spend less time researching and more time optimizing patient care. The Improvement Resource is a dynamic tool that the Canadian Patient Safety Institute will continue to develop and review every two years, or as new evidence emerge. If you have any suggestions for the Improvement Resource, please send your ideas to info@cpsi-icsp.ca. The layout of the Improvement Resource reflects the framework of the Hospital Harm measure (Figure 1) and focuses on actions that can be taken to decrease the likelihood of harm. The measure includes four major categories of harm and within each category is a series of individual clinical groups, or types of harm, each of which connects to evidence-informed practices for improvement. For each clinical group, the Improvement Resource provides the followingAn overview of the clinical group and goal for improvement.Implications for patients experiencing the type of harm and their importance to patients and family.Evidence-informed practices to reduce the likelihood of harm. Outcome and process improvement measures. Associated Accreditation Canada standards and Required Organizational Practices and Global Patient Safety Alerts recommended search terms.Success stories from organizations.References and key resources, including guidelines and select research articles.Definitions As patient safety terminology evolves it is important to be clear on the meaning and differences of specific words. For the purposes of the Hospital Harm measure, the following definitions apply Harm – An unintended outcome of care that may be prevented with evidence-informed practices and is identified and treated in the same hospital stay. Occurrence of harm – Harmful event is synonymous with occurrence of harm. Patient Safety – The reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with healthcare to an acceptable minimum. An acceptable minimum takes into consideration current knowledge, resources available and the context in which care was delivered weighed against the risk of non-treatment or other treatment. Hospital Harm Measure – Acute care hospitalizations with at least one unintended occurrence of harm that could be potentially prevented by implementing known evidence-informed practices. For harm to be included in the measure, it must meet the following three criteria It is identified as having occurred after admission and within the same hospital stay.It requires treatment or prolongs the patient's hospital stay.It is one of the conditions from the 31 clinical groups in the Hospital Harm Framework. Download Back to Hospital Harm MeasureHospital Harm Improvement Resource Introduction Patients expect hospital care to be safe and for most people it is. However, a small proportion of patients experience some type of10/25/2016 7:23:53 PM6669http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Hospital-Harm-MeasurehtmlTrueaspx
Learning from Leadership: how to champion the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events33340Events12/14/2017 7:39:12 PM Date January 25, 2018Time 2pm ET / 12pm MT ​Have you been wondering how you can use the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events to advance your patient safety plan? Join us for a one hour webinar on Thursday, January 25th at 2pm ET to hear a stellar panel of presenters from Patients for Safety Canada, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Health Quality Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Health Information as they share experiences and leadership insights regarding the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events. Register Now Speakers include Carola Essery, Patients for Patient Safety Canada Chris Power, Chief Executive Officer; Canadian Patient Safety Institute Josh Tepper, President and Chief Executive Officer Health Quality Ontario David O'Toole, President and Chief Executive Officer Canadian Institute for Health Information Tracy Johnson, Director, Health System Analysis & Emerging Issues at Canadian Institute for Health InformationParticipants will Hear a first-hand account; a patient experience of healthcare harm Have a better understanding of why these measures are important; the similarities and differences between the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events Be provided with examples of how the system can use the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events to inform and drive improvementGain insights on how to support data sharingDate: January 25, 2018 Time:  2pm ET / 12pm MT Have you been wondering how you can use the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events to12/14/2017 10:36:19 PM738http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Enhanced Recovery Canada: a collaboration to improve surgical safety33210News11/14/2017 10:42:16 PM11/15/2017 7:00:00 AM Enhanced Recovery Canada (ERC) is well-positioned to improve surgical safety across the country. Since the group was formed earlier this year, a project charter, governance structure and position statement have been developed and stable funding has been secured. Enhanced Recovery Canada recently reached out to a number of industry partners and over $500,000 has been committed over five years to fund the work of the project. An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) project plan has been finalized. Membership supporting the six guideline working groups is being determined. These guideline working groups will develop clinical pathways based on six core ERAS evidence informed principles patient engagement, nutrition, mobility, perioperative fluid management, multimodal pain management and evidence-based surgical best practices. The first clinical pathway being developed will support colorectal surgery. A knowledge management specialist from Alberta Health Services' Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) has been hired to support the guideline working groups gather existing evidence and defining any gaps that may need to be addressed. Colorectal pathways will be launched during the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Conference in June 2018. The work will then spread to other surgical types, incorporating the colorectal pathways that can be more broadly applied. Enhanced Recovery Canada members are looking to raise the visibility of the project. Presentations have been made at a number of conferences and members will highlight their activities at a number of events to be held in 2018. In addition, a six-part Enhanced Recovery After Surgery video interview with Dr. Henrik Kehlet is now available on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's ERC webpage. Click here to view the video series. "I am very pleased with the momentum that has been maintained by our partners group. The passion and interest of our industry partners is very evident," says Carla Williams, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety Institute. We have a lot of irons in the fire to ensure the long term sustainability of Enhanced Recovery Canada." Visit www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca to learn more about Enhanced Recover After Surgery and Enhanced Recovery Canada.Enhanced Recovery Canada   (ERC) is well-positioned to improve surgical safety across the country.  Since the group was formed earlier11/14/2017 11:11:43 PM373http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Canada creates list of events that should never happen in hospitals26779News9/18/2015 2:53:20 PM9/18/2015 6:00:00 AM​​​​​ Report identifies 15 preventable safety incidents (known as never events) that result in serious patient harm or death Toronto, ON – Sept. 18, 2015 - Patients rightfully expect safe health care in Canada andproviders strive to deliver the best care possible. Unfortunately, events that harm patients dohappen, and can be serious or even cause death. Many of these incidents are avoidable, says a new report from Health Quality Ontario and theCanadian Patient Safety Institute Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada. In the report,never events are classified as patient safety incidents that result in serious patient harm or death and are preventable using organizational checks and balances. Written by a group of health care quality experts from across Canada, the report focuses on 15 events that can occur while a patient is under the care of a hospital. It also highlights strategies to help identify and reduce these events. “We created this report with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to help increase awareness for incidents that can be prevented,” says Dr. Joshua Tepper president and CEO of HealthQuality Ontario. “We hope that by calling attention to these 15 never events, Canadian hospitals will rally around them and harness their collective knowledge, expertise and experiences to prevent them from happening.” A few never events in the report includeSurgery on the wrong body part or wrong patient, or conducting the wrong procedureWrong tissue, biological implant or blood product given to a patientUnintended foreign object left in a patient after a procedure “Until now, we did not have agreement in Canada on a list of never events,” says Chris Power, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “National consensus on never events is an important step in identifying focus. It’s not about blaming and shaming. It’s about identifying problems and sharing solutions to prevent these incidents from happening.” The group who wrote the report, known as the Never Events Action Team, was led by Health Quality Ontario and supported by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Together the team researched, surveyed and consulted with health system leaders, providers, patients and the public before recommending a list of never events in Canada’s health care system. The Never Events Action Team includes the following experts, and patient representativesAtlantic Health Quality and Patient Safety CollaborativeBritish Columbia Patient Safety and Quality CouncilCanadian Patient Safety InstituteHealth Quality Council of AlbertaHealth Quality OntarioManitoba Institute for Patient SafetyNew Brunswick Health CouncilNewfoundland and Labrador Provincial Safety and Quality CommitteePatients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute) To access the full report and read the complete list of never events, visit patientsafetyinstitute.ca and hqontario.ca. Or please contact us to coordinate an interview withChris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety InstituteDr. Joshua Tepper, president and CEO, Health Quality OntarioABOUT CANADIAN PATIENT SAFETY INSTITUTE The Canadian Patient Safety Institute was established in 2003 as an independent not-for-profit corporation, operating collaboratively with health professionals and organizations, regulatory bodies and governments to build and advance a safer healthcare system for Canada. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute would like to acknowledge funding support from Health Canada. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada. Visit www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca for more information.ABOUT HEALTH QUALITY ONTARIO Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on quality in health care. HQO reports public on the quality of the health care system, evaluates the effectiveness of new health care technologies and services, and supports quality improvement throughout the system. Visit www.hqontario.ca for more information.- 30 –Media contact Jessica Verhey, Senior Communications Advisor, Health Quality Ontario, 416-323-6868 ext. 614, jessica.verhey@hqontario.ca​ Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Strategic Communications, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, 780-700-8642; cbloxom@cpsi-icsp.ca   Report identifies 15 preventable safety incidents (known as never events) that result in serious patient harm or death Toronto,4/18/2016 9:55:38 AM3702http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/newsReleases/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Reducing infection rates through optimal healthcare design: How you can change your environment to positively impact patient safety outcomes33329Events12/13/2017 5:49:10 PM Date January 16, 2018 Time Noon ET Think Human factors doesn't have an impact on clinical outcomes like infection rates? Guess again! According to the World Health Organization (2017), infections acquired in healthcare settings represent the most frequent adverse event occurring in the delivery of healthcare and no institution or country has solved the problem yet. Furthermore, with growing concerns for antibiotic resistance, effective strategies to support infection prevention and control (IPAC) are in desperate need. Register Now This webinar presents two case studies where human factors/ergonomics research and interventions focused on improving our understanding of design's influence on infection transmission and design considerations to support IPAC. These case studies will help organizations see the benefits of applying a human factors approach in designing optimal environments to reduce the spread of infection.Speakers Tracey Herlihey PhD Dr. Tracey Herlihey, is a National Investigator with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch in the UK. Previously, Dr. Herlihey worked as a Human Factors Specialist at Healthcare Human Factors, a partner of the University Health Network in Toronto. It was there that Dr. Herlihey conducted studies on the use, design and environmental context of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Chantal Trudel MSc Professor Chantal Trudel, is a faculty member at Carleton University's School of Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering and Design. Professor Trudel is an ergonomist/human factors specialist and industrial designer with professional experience in healthcare planning and design. Janet Brintnell Janet Brintnell, is a Clinical Nurse Manager at The Ottawa Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Janet Brintnell is a registered nurse with extensive clinical experience with the neonatal population. She has been the Clinical Manager for both the NICU and Special Care Nursery for 17 years and holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration.Date: January 16, 2018 Time: Noon ET Think Human factors doesn't have an impact on clinical outcomes like infection12/14/2017 4:09:31 PM2731http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Events/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety2346Metrics;Report;Framework7/12/2016 5:25:21 PM Rewiring your thinking on measuring and monitoring of patient safety. To improve your organization's patient safety, you need reliable, up-to-date qualitative and quantitative information to help guide your delivery of safe healthcare. The Measurement and Monitoring Safety Framework, created by Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues from the Health Foundation, consists of five dimensions that organizations, units, or individuals including leaders, providers, patients and families can use to understand, guide and improve patient safety. This new approach assesses and evaluates safety from "ward to board" by providing a comprehensive and accurate real-time view of patient safety. The Framework helps users move from “assurance” to “inquiry” by shifting away from a focus on past cases of harm towards current performance, future risks and organizational resiliency. Download Armed with a series of valuable questions, you can make better decisions about the safety of the care you provide. The primary questions are Has patient care been safe in the past?Are our clinical systems and processes reliable?Is our care safe now? Will our care be safe in the future? Are we responding and improving? The Framework will be foundational to CPSI's new measurement coaching services offered by its Central Measurement Team. Stay tuned for additional details on how to access these coaching services. For more information, contact us at info@cpsi-icsp.ca. "The Framework helps us think differently, and have different conversations at different levels, whether it be at ward level through safety huddles and safety briefs in the morning, the hospital safety brief, or through other scheduled meetings. By doing this we can ensure everything we do every day for our patients and for our staff is focused on the same thing. We consider different components to determine if it's affected by system, process, or human factor and determine what we should do differently." -- Charlie Sinclair, Associate Director, Nursing NHS BordersThe Measurement and Monitoring of SafetyRewiring your thinking on measuring and monitoring of patient safety. To improve your organization's patient safety, you need reliable, up-to-date10/12/2017 4:50:56 PM3478http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Patient Engagement Resources2356Guide;Toolkits;Patient and Family Resource8/17/2016 3:27:12 PM Effective partnerships with patients/ families to accelerate patient safety, quality and health service planning are being recognized as a best practice and in response to this, new initiatives, standards, policies, evidence and resources are being routinely developed across Canada and internationally. However, this is still an evolving field within healthcare, requiring much learning and collaboration to advance. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is acutely aware of both the needs and challenges because of the decade-long partnership with patients/families, through Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC). A Canadian Patient Engagement Guide (PE Guide) A deep belief in the power of partnership inspired the Engaging Patients in Patient Safety - a Canadian Guide. Written by patients and providers for patients and providers, the information demonstrates our joint commitment to achieving safe and quality healthcare in Canada. Access Now Contact us at patients@cpsi-icsp.ca to tell us what you would like to see in a guide like this or to share resources, evidence or best practices. The Canadian Patient Engagement Network (PE Network) A public, open, and safe space for anyone passionate about patient engagement or patient-centred care to learn, help and get help. Patients, families, patient advisors as well as healthcare providers and leaders can participate in this moderated network. Click on the following links to join the LinkedIn or Facebook network. Facebook LinkedIN The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Engagement Resource Hub (CFHI's PE Hub) CFHI's growing collection of over 200 open source tools has been expanded to better support patients, families, caregivers and patient advisors as well as healthcare providers to advance patient engagement and patient safety. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is one of several organizations that support CFHI's PE Hub through financial and ongoing in‑kind support. Click on the following link to access the Patient Engagement Resource Hub. Access Now Patient Engagement ResourcesEffective partnerships with patients/ families to accelerate patient safety, quality and health service planning are being recognized as a best7/5/2017 4:35:10 PM1817http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery2367Video7/13/2016 2:57:58 AM What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery? Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - ERAS is a program highlighting surgical best practices and consists of a number of evidence-based principles that support better outcomes for surgical patients including an improved patient experience, reduced length of stay, decreased complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions. As part of CPSI's Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan for Surgical Care Safety and with support from 24 partner organizations from across the country, Enhanced Recovery Canada is leading the drive to improve surgical safety across the country and help disseminate these ERAS principles. A number of Canadian surgical care teams have already embraced the ERAS principles Alberta Health Services, Eastern Health, McGill University Health Centre, University of Toronto's Best Practices in Surgery, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as well as BC's Patient Safety & Quality Council and the Doctors of British Columbia. Additional Information Video Series We trust this 6 part interview with international ERAS expert Dr. Henrik Kehlet will whet your appetite. Stay tuned for additional information regarding Enhanced Recovery Canada. Use the YouTube playlist below to play all, or any of the six videos in the series. Where can you learn more about ERAS in the interim?BC's ERAS Collaborative has developed a website providing a variety of resources to support the implementation of Enhanced Surgical Recovery programs. See Enhanced Recovery BCThe McGill University Health Center has developed a number of ERAS related Surgery Patient Guides you may find helpful as well. For more information, contact us at info@cpsi-icsp.ca.Enhanced Recovery After SurgeryWhat is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ? Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - ERAS is a program highlighting surgical best practices and consists of a7/31/2017 10:04:06 PM1953http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx