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​​​​​The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is delighted to announce the outcome of our 2013-2014 Patient Safety Studentships competition.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute extends their congratulations to the following successful applicants:

​Student  ​Supervisor ​Organization ​Title of Studentship Project
​Ackeem Joseph ​Dr. John Kildea  ​McGill University An analysis of the effectiveness of automated pre-, post-, and intra- treatment auditing of electronic health records.
​Jessica Jones ​Dr. Jeff Caird ​University of Calgary ​Can the elderly effectively use self-monitoring blood glucose meters?
​Josh Gleicher ​Dr. Irene McGhee ​University of Toronto ​Improving perioperative patient safety using a standardized process for cardiac operating room to critical care patient handover
​Safoora Fatima ​Dr. Anne Holbrook ​McMaster University Decision aid for choosing between new oral anticoagulants and Warfarin for atrial fibrillation
 

Studentship funding for successful candidates will be distributed in December 2013 with final project deliverables to be shared with the field by December 2014.

Background and Program Objectives

Studentships are an important way to increase student capacity in applied patient safety research. They aim to create new collaborative learning opportunities to facilitate implementation of practical ideas and tools to improve patient safety.

The objectives of these Studentship investments are to:

  • Create new collaborative learning opportunities aligned with one of CPSI’s four clinical priority areas: homecare safety, surgical safety, medication safety, and/or infection prevention and control;
  • Build student capacity in designing and leading applied research; and
  • Contribute to new knowledge generation in patient safety.

All studentship applications were reviewed by an interdisciplinary expert review panel.

We thank all students for their thoughtful applications and their substantial efforts. We also wish to thank our review panel for their contribution to this work.