Reducing Falls and Injury from Falls Intervention
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Michael Gardam, MSc, MD, CM, MSc, CIC, FRCPC, is fiercely committed to patient safety. As Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network since 2001, and former Director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control at Public Health Ontario (2008 – 2010), Michael has devoted his career to discovering and uncovering new ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare settings and the community. He continues to champion patient safety as Physician Director of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association Canada (CHICA); as the National Lead of infection control collaboratives for Safer Healthcare Now! and through his pioneering efforts in the use of the behavioral change approaches, including ‘Positive Deviance’ and ‘Front Line Ownership’ to prevent healthcare associated infections. Michael continues to lead safety improvement work using Front Line Ownership in Canada and the United States and has expanded its focus to include other patient safety challenges such as preventing patient falls, pressure ulcers, and medication reconciliation.
Susan McNeill, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Nadine Glenn, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Hélène Riverin, French Language Support, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Description of the Call:
Dr. Gardam will be discussing his pioneering efforts in the use of the behavioral change approaches, including ‘positive deviance’ and ‘front line ownership’ to lead safety improvement work and how this relates to preventing falls. The presentation will include an interactive activity to help you and your teams understand how these approaches can be used in your organization.