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Patient Safety in the News

​CPSI was referenced in a Norwegian longitudinal surgery team training study. Racism in our healthcare system was explored, and a UK report said many medical treatments caused avoidable harm.

Created: 7/13/2020 12:30 PM
Bringing the Presence of Safety Home

​Safety can be hard to see. But you can learn how to find it. You can learn how to spot it.

Created: 6/30/2020 9:41 AM
Global Patient Safety Alerts

​​​Find alerts, advisories, and recommendations from patient safety, quality​, and healthcare organizations from around the world.

Created: 6/25/2020 3:11 PM
ALERT: Hand Sanitizers That Look Like Drinks

This Safety Bulletin addresses the risk of accidental poisoning by ingestion of hand sanitizers that are packaged in containers usually used for drinks such as soda, water and alcoholic beverages. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, this Bulletin identifies that during drug shortages, many companies have begun to manufacture hand sanitizers but may be limited in their ability to create or find appropriate packaging. 

Created: 6/25/2020 11:47 AM
CPSI signs agreement advancing First Nations health priorities

​The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to advance First Nations health. The MOU pledges shared interests in client/patient safety, health system improvement and capacity development for First Nations leaders and communities, and ultimately working toward reconciliation for First Nations health.

Created: 6/24/2020 10:23 AM
Patient Safety Power Play: The Presence of Safety

​​In the past few months, the healthcare world has changed dramatically. At the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, we have spent those months listening and thinking about what a Canadian healthcare system looks like after it has adapted to the realities of an ongoing pandemic.

Created: 6/23/2020 10:21 AM
Presence of Safety

​Safety can be hard to see. But you can learn how to find it. You can learn how to spot it.

Created: 6/22/2020 11:39 AM
Webinar - Think Global, Act Local: Patient and Family Engagement Strategies & Contributions in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This interactive webinar is part of the world tour series designed by the World Health Organization's Patients for Patient Safety (PFPS) Global Network and hosted by Patients for Patient Safety Canada, the patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, a WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety and Patient Engagement.

Created: 6/8/2020 10:35 AM
Manitoba moves to loosen COVID-19 hospital visitor restrictions

CBC News Article

Created: 6/4/2020 3:24 PM
Hand Hygiene Patient and Family Guide

​The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has developed a Patient and Family Resource Guide. This guide offers basic information to patients and families about hand hygiene, the issue of healthcare associated infections, and how patients, visitors, and family members can actively participate in making healthcare safer. 

Created: 6/4/2020 11:41 AM
Pledge Clean Hands

​Pledge Clean Hands to tell the world you commit to cleaning your hands. Let’s all work together to flatten the curve!

Created: 5/29/2020 10:00 AM
Your 4 Moments for Hand Hygiene

​(PDF)

Created: 5/27/2020 11:38 AM
How to Hand Wash (PDF)

Cleaning your hands, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub, is one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of infections.

Created: 5/26/2020 10:05 AM
Questions Are the Answer

​Tips and Tools for Talking to Your Healthcare Team

Created: 5/25/2020 9:39 AM
Hand Hygiene Fact Sheets

​​Hand Hygiene Resources for Healthcare Providers, Patients and Families

Created: 5/22/2020 10:25 AM
Patient and Family Frequently Asked Questions

​Visit our Patient and Family Frequently Asked Questions for tips and resources to keep yourself and others safe. 

Created: 5/20/2020 3:46 PM
Clean Hands Self-Assessments

​​Cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Do you know there are two different ways to clean your hands?

Created: 5/20/2020 9:26 AM
Hand Hygiene Resources

​#Cleanhands have never mattered more. Now that provinces are lifting restrictions, remember to clean your hands properly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when available.

Created: 5/19/2020 8:05 AM
For the love of nursing, featuring Linda Hughes

​“I am a nurse,” said Linda Hughes, co-Chair of Patients for Patient Safety Canada. “We’re the backbone of the healthcare system. If you don’t have nurses, you don’t do surgery or care for COVID patients. Everyone else comes and goes.”

Created: 5/13/2020 3:47 PM
For the love of nursing, featuring Mike Villeneuve

​“I am a nurse,” said Mike Villeneuve, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association. “A lot of people volunteer to find that spirit of service, but I found a career where I could serve, teach, and help others."

Created: 5/13/2020 11:55 AM
For the love of nursing, featuring Maureen Sullivan-Bentz

​“I am a nurse,” said Maureen Sullivan-Bentz, Senior Program Manager at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “I feel so blessed and honoured to be in a career that has allowed me to care for patients and their families at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. Never underestimate the value of being kind and taking the time to listen.”

Created: 5/12/2020 3:56 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF NURSING, Featuring Chris Power

​​The World Health Organization declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In Canada, National Nurses Week takes place in the second week of May. During all the pressures and uncertainty of COVID-19, we have relied on nurses at the front lines of healthcare more than ever before – in these stories, we celebrate our staff, friends, and partners who have chosen this heroic life of sacrifice and service.

“When I was in nursing,” said Chris Power, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “I had the unique privilege of being in people’s lives at their most vulnerable times. In their happiest moments, or to hold their hands while they died, I was part of an inside look in so many lives.”

Created: 5/12/2020 10:39 AM
Webinar: Keeping Seniors Safe

​The goal of this virtual discussion is to explore practical solutions for keeping seniors safe. The ideas are drawn from real life experiences noting how COVID-19 impacted seniors, their loved ones as well as healthcare workers and leaders. 

Created: 5/6/2020 11:08 AM
Hand, Skin and Nail Care for Healthcare Providers

Avoid using hot water to rinse your hands.  

After hand washing or hand rubbing, let your hands dry completely before putting on gloves.  

Take care of your hands!  

Created: 4/29/2020 1:34 PM
Proper Hand Hygiene Technique in Healthcare

There are some key moments for hand hygiene: 

  1. Before patient/patient environment contact   
  2. Before aseptic procedure   
  3. After body fluid exposure risk   
  4. After patient/patient environment contact   
Created: 4/29/2020 1:07 PM
If Healthcare Provider Hands Could Talk

​If healthcare provider hands could talk, they would tell you that:

  1. They can offer hope, healing, and comfort    

  2. Then can create, protect, and defend   

  3. They can also be the route of transmission for pathogens.

Created: 4/29/2020 1:04 PM
The Need for Better Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

​​Hand hygiene, a very simple action, remains the primary means to reduce the spread of infections.

Created: 4/29/2020 1:00 PM