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​Patient safety is defined as "the pursuit of the reduction and mitigation of unsafe acts within the healthcare system, as well as the use of best practices shown to lead to optimal patient outcomes." There are many aspects of patient safety, and it's important that everyone involved in patient safety, including patients, their families, and healthcare professionals, be aware of the issues, mitigation strategies, and best practices for ensuring patient safety for everyone.

CPSI is a not-for-profit organization that exists to raise awareness and facilitate implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation in patient safety. We envision safe healthcare for all Canadians and are driven to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.

Patient Safety Research

  • Canadian Paediatric Events Study
  • Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study

Patient Safety Education

  • Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education (ASPIRE)
  • Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
  • Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Program
  • Patient Safety Education Program – Canada
  • Simulation Network
  • Safety Competencies

Safer Healthcare Now!

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
  • Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)
  • Reducing Falls and Injury from Falls
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Rapid Response Teams
  • Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Safe Surgery Saves Lives (SSSL)

Patient Safety Incident Management

  • Canadian Incident Analysis Framework
  • Canadian Disclosure Guidelines: Being Open with Patients and Families
  • Canadian Framework for Teamwork and Communication
  • Guidelines for Informing the Media After an Adverse Event

Global Patient Safety Alerts

From the depths of a parent's worst nightmare, Theresa Malloy-Miller has emerged as a tireless advocate for the patient's voice in Canadian health care. As one of Canada's original patient safety...
April 24, 2017 
Patient Safety News
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a build-up of plaque in the walls of the arteries, blocking the flow of blood to the limbs, most commonly the legs. This vascular disease affects as many as 800,000...
January 23, 2017 
Patient Safety News
​​Carolyn Canfield’s discovery of patient safety and quality improvement began following the death of her husband in 2008 from failures in care, eight days after successful surgery. For the past six...
October 30, 2014 
Patient Safety News
​Bridgepoint Health (Bridgepoint) is taking an innovative and empowering approach to advance patient safety throughout their organization. Based on the Patient Safety Education Program – Canada (PSEP...
July 31, 2012 
Patient Safety News