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“How Safe is Your Care?” Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Through the Eyes of Patients and their Caregivers

Consider participating in either a face-to-face / telephone/ videoconference interview or a focus group. During the interview (or focus group), you will be asked to answer questions about how you currently define and experience safety in the healthcare system. A single interview should take 45-60 minutes, while a focus group is 90 minutes.

Created: 9/24/2020 1:10 PM
Canadian Patient Safety Week

​Canadian Patient Safety Week runs October 26 to 30, 2020. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute invites all Canadians – the public, providers and leaders – to become involved in making patient safety a priority. 

Created: 9/23/2020 4:28 PM
​Choosing the mental health resource that’s right for you: not all are created equal

With the onset of COVID-19, the need for virtual mental health resources has never been stronger, and many organizations have answered the call. From training courses to virtual applications to online therapies, there are more mental health support and education options than ever before. 

Created: 9/22/2020 11:42 AM
World Patient Safety Day: September 17, 2020

​To celebrate World Patient Safety Day, we are proud to premiere Building a Safer System, our documentary showcasing the 17-year impact of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute at 10am MDT – Followed by an expert panel discussion on Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety.

Created: 8/19/2020 1:19 PM
How to Prepare for a Virtual Meeting with Your Health Care Provider

​This newsletter provides information for consumers on how to prepare for a virtual health related meeting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care providers have started speaking with patients by phone or video call, instead of having in-person appointments. 

Created: 8/11/2020 9:25 AM
Patient Safety in the News

​Virtual care/telemedicine in the news! Hear from two sides in the debate, see new pilot programs launched in Hamilton and PEI, and ignore some parts of a US article telling you how to prepare for a virtual care appointment. Follow these up with a physician's story of racism she encountered in her own health care and a McGill study on wrongly-prescribed medications for seniors.

Created: 8/10/2020 10:52 AM
Public : Deteriorating Patient Condition

Top 10 Warning Signs of a Rapidly Declining Patient 👩‍👧‍👦

Here is information on how you can recognize the signs if your loved one's health is rapidly declining. Early warning signs of deteriorating condition are often unrecognized, leading to devastating results.

Created: 8/5/2020 9:27 AM
Presence of Safety tools for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Leaders

​Patient safety is more important than ever, and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is leading the efforts to emphasize the presence of safety in healthcare.

Created: 7/29/2020 1:25 PM
Patient Safety in the News

​A joint CFHI-CPSI report on long-term care during COVID is receiving attention. Our own Maureen Sullivan-Bentz contributed to a study on 24/7 rural care, and a new study will trial home-based health monitoring. BC is sharing its virtual care model, a Toronto lab is making MRIs less scary for kids, and a Yellowknife hospital's safety process flags faulty sterilization before any errors are made.

Created: 7/28/2020 11:18 AM
CFHI/CPSI Webinar Series

Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes


Created: 7/24/2020 11:20 AM
Reimagining Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

​The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the long-term care (LTC) and retirement home sector in Canada hard, with devastating effects in some homes. Eight in 10 COVID-19-related deaths in Canada are in LTC, double the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average. This is the executive summary of the report “Reimaging Care for Older Adults” which will be published by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in late July 2020.


Created: 7/22/2020 2:04 PM
Patient Safety in the News - July 20, 2020

​Today in the news, read about racism in healthcare and how to better serve Indigenous patients. An opinion piece talks about better healthcare through personalization. Ontario devises a long-term care strategy, and CPSI partner Dr. Mary Brindle takes on a new role in Boston. Last but certainly not least, read about seven new awards for CPSI's Conquer Silence campaign!

Created: 7/20/2020 1:38 PM
Deteriorating Patient Condition

​Recognize the signs if your loved one's health is rapidly declining.

Created: 7/17/2020 11:12 AM
Patient Safety Power Play

​Regular readers of Power Play will remember last month's theme. Patient safety is, of course, more important than ever. However, after months spent witnessing our healthcare system strain under the weight of the pandemic, we concluded that right now patient safety should not focus on the absence of harm. Instead, we will lead the effort to emphasize the presence of safety in healthcare.

Created: 7/16/2020 10:03 AM
Reimagining healing after healthcare harm: the potential for restorative practices

This interactive webinar is hosted by Patients for Patient Safety Canada, the patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian arm of the World Health Organization Patients for Patient Safety Global Network.

Created: 7/15/2020 3:48 PM
CFHI/CPSI WEBINAR SERIES: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes.

​Join us for our LTC program launch on pandemic lessons and actions on July 20. Learn about support available for rapid improvement to prepare for a potential COVID-19 second wave.

Created: 7/15/2020 1:12 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
Hand Hygiene Fact Sheets

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

Created: 5/22/2020 10:25 AM
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