|How to Hand Rub (PDF)|
Rub hands for hand hygiene. Wash hands when visibly soiled.
4/8/2020 9:16 AM|
|Clean Care Conversations |
4/3/2020 3:02 PM|
|World Health Organization|
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
4/2/2020 4:01 PM|
|PATIENT Podcast - Season Two|
How did a retired school teacher solve a medical mystery that stumped twenty-two doctors, neurologists, and cardiologists for nearly a decade? First step: take notes.
4/1/2020 1:21 PM|
|Patient - Episode One / Heartbeat|
In September 2002, Martha Murray went to sleep and never woke up. The coroner's report came back listing the cause of death as natural causes, with no recommendation for an investigation. She was 22. To her mother Maryann, there was nothing natural about it.
3/31/2020 1:07 PM|
Update this record each time you add or stop taking a medication, or when you change your dose. Include all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements.
3/25/2020 1:55 PM|
|How to handwash?|
Wash hands when visibly soiled!
Otherwise, use handrub. (WHO's handwashing poster)
3/24/2020 1:54 PM|
|Questions Are the Answer|
Tips and Tools for Talking to Your Healthcare Team
3/23/2020 1:49 PM|
|Five Questions to Ask about your Medications |
Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications
3/20/2020 8:23 AM|
|Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update|
The most current, reliable information on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, can be found on Health Canada’s webpage.
Learn about the current situation, symptoms and treatment and prevention and risks.
3/13/2020 12:13 PM|
|Patient Safety in the News - March 12, 2020|
Patient safety tops the news this week, with a faster ER process in PEI, a new play showcasing Indigenous experiences in healthcare, and surgical safety improvements. Alberta ends a new opioid therapy program and Ontario sees the first Division of Hospital Medicine in Canada. Coronavirus updates include clean your hands, clinical trials under way, and a simulation training scenario. Finally, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation appoints a new Chair.
3/12/2020 3:55 PM|
|National Consortium Shares an Action Plan |
This year, in a special issue of Healthcare Quarterly, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has assembled some of the most significant elements of the National Patient Safety Consortium, which began in 2014. The Consortium was the result of a single guiding principle: to deliver a pan-Canadian action plan to drive real change in patient safety. It could not have succeeded if it were seen to be simply one organization's agenda. It required commitment from more than 40 organizations, governments, professional and patient groups.
3/11/2020 4:13 PM|
|String of incidents|
"Husband broke his back. L1 fracture. He was screaming in pain and nobody could touch his feet for sheer pain. Doctor and radiologist missed seeing the fracture on xray. (I could see it!) ER doctor said he can get up and go home. She lifted his bed to sit him up and then dropped it when he screamed."
3/11/2020 8:59 AM|
|#SuperSHIFTER Betty Scharf: Reflections on nursing then and now |
A graduate of the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, Betty Scharf recently celebrated 60 years as a nurse. Of the 24 students in the class of 1959, six graduates attended the reunion to reminisce and brought their daughters along to hear their stories. The 84-year old Edmontonian shares her thoughts on what is was like to be a nurse and provides some sage advice for patients today.
3/5/2020 2:22 PM|
|Patient Safety in the News - March 4, 2020|
It's a busy day for patient safety in the news: UManitoba incorporates patients in health research, ON paramedics warn of overcapacity, and a London hospital reduces unnecessary testing. A new trauma bay was designed through simulation testing, the Canada announces funding for people with chronic pain while a USask pilot uses new pain management models for reducing opioid use. Unrelated to coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria outbreak in Thunder Bay - however, related to the coronavirus, hand sanitizer is soaring in price and flying off the shelves, we are failing to protect patients from COVID-19, and long-term care homes plan for the disease.
3/4/2020 1:53 PM|
|Patient Safety in the News - March 2, 2020|
Today in the news, CPSI, HSO and HealthCareCAN announce the winners of leading practices in patient engagement for patient safety. A Burnaby man was given opioids instead of antibiotics and patient advisors co-create a new storytelling workshop. On the coronavirus front, Ontario confirms three new cases, the disease is on the cusp of general outbreak, and we share the best way to contain the spread.
3/2/2020 3:56 PM|
|My Family Doctor Would Not Listen|
👨⚕️ My family doctor would not listen 👨⚕️
💬 "I had to retire from my career as a result of my disability. Not from the accidents but much later after the undiagnosed injury to my neck was unbearable..." 💬
Read full story here.
2/27/2020 2:41 PM|
|Patient Safety in the News|
In the news this week, we find out how to disclose a medication incident to a patient. The NDP table legislation for a national pharmacare program and the Liberals table a move to expand access to assisted dying. The Ontario patient ombuds office remains unfilled, report cards improve prescribing habits, and two articles explore Canada's preparation for coronavirus.
2/26/2020 4:16 PM|
|Patient Safety in the News - February 24, 2020|
In the news today, SARS lessons will help manage coronavirus - with one big BUT. You are urged to talk to your aging parents about medication safety, a BC seniors home is a safety concern, and Alberta ends its contract with doctors. On the labelling front, problems with homeopathic labels plague the industry while a new "talking label" is introduced to help people understand them better.
2/24/2020 4:13 PM|
|Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute Pursue Amalgamation|
Recognizing the tremendous opportunity to achieve safer, higher quality, more efficient, coordinated and patient-partnered healthcare, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) are pursuing an amalgamation that would create a single quality and safety organization with an expanded capacity to improve healthcare for everyone in Canada.
2/20/2020 1:11 PM|
- PATIENT Podcast Series
- Public Service Announcements
2/19/2020 10:14 AM|
|Patient Safety in the News - February 18, 2020|
Today, we examine the indispensable role of nurses, then check out progress in two provinces on long term care strategies. One hospital is featured for tackling hallway healthcare, and then CPSI's homecare safety collaboratives have their time to shine.
2/18/2020 2:25 PM|
|We are treated better in foreign countries than we are here!|
"I was on holiday in Greece and had an accident. I had to have emergency reconstructive surgery right away on my left leg and ankle and spent 1 week in hospital...The doctors in Greece told me that 6 weeks after the initial surgery it would be imperative to have x-rays done to see if the metal work and reconstruction was a success and to await further instructions on what physiotherapy or what further surgery would be needed...3 weeks past the deadline for the follow up x-rays and nothing to do but wait. I had no idea what to do. I had to work but I didn't know whether I should be moving or walking properly, or by doing so, am I doing further damage to my leg? - which could mean a lifetime of suffering..."
2/14/2020 8:00 AM|
|Patient Safety in the News|
Patient safety stories starting with a baby suffering from meningitis sent home from a busy ER. New Brunswick drops overnight ER hours in six hospitals, the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety responds to the nurses' open letter from our last update, and Saskatchewan requests an exception from federal health law. An online healthcare monitoring system in Alberta expands to include three home care factors. Finally, coronavirus and Canada: who is managing the WHO's response and what do you need to know?
2/13/2020 11:16 AM|
|Patient Safety in the News|
The Canadian Medical Association Journal has published a study on the importance of patient engagement! Winnipeg nurses conquer silence by highlighting problems in their healthcare system, and a busy Nanaimo ER earns an award for better patient engagement. Read about the digital push in healthcare, a "virtual hospital" cutting wait times, and simulation used for patient safety training.
2/12/2020 10:51 AM|
|Fighting the Fall|
"My mother was a healthy, active older woman who entered the hospital to undergo a minor revision of a previous hip replacement, made necessary due to a fall."
2/11/2020 10:21 AM|
|#SuperSHIFTER Dr. Doug Cochrane: when it comes to patient safety, we can always do better |
#SuperSHIFTER Doug Cochrane, MD is the Board Chair of Interior Health in British Columbia. He served as Board Chair for the British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council, from its inception in 2008 until October 2019. He also served as the Provincial Patient Safety and Quality Officer for British Columbia, and is a former Board member and Board Chair of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. A pediatric neurosurgeon, Cochrane obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto, and completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.
2/10/2020 11:38 AM|
|2019 novel coronavirus: Outbreak update|
2/7/2020 10:22 AM|