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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

Today in Canada, every 17 minutes someone dies in a hospital from an adverse event. That's about 31,000 people a year. We also know 1 out of 18 hospital visits results in preventable harm or even...
August 03, 2017 
Patient Safety Power Plays