Looking for innovative, engaging ideas for Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) activities and events? Here's a list to get you started.
Have a great idea you'd like to share with others? Simply email CPSW@cpsi-icsp.ca with a brief description of your activities or events. Feel free to submit photos, links to websites, or PDF files to help illustrate your idea. Remember, together we can do big things!
Suggestions… / What you’ll need…
Prepare a patient safety week display
display board (i.e. Bristol board)
– such as the CPSW tip sheets, information on your local initiatives and
the 5 Questions to Ask one pagers can be printed out and shared.
items, such as posters and knowledge tools are available from PatientSafetyWeek.ca
to be printed
Brown-bag lunch sessions
patient safety topics to discuss throughout the week
in speakers or have staff from your site give a presentation.
Demonstrate proper hand-washing techniques
attention to all the hand cleaning stations around your site.
demonstrations on how to properly clean your hands. (washing and rubbing
Invite patients & family members to ask, listen,
an open environment for patients or family members to ask questions.
patients know that they can feel comfortable asking their health care
professionals to clean their hands.
a team challenge to decorate hand cleaning stations around the site
challenge will draw attention to the hand cleaning stations throughout
winner can be awarded by popular vote
Create awareness about patient safety initiatives your
site is involved in
staff may be aware of the importance of patient safety initiatives at
your site, but do your patients?
a presentation to patients/clients about patient safety initiatives virtually
and what you’re doing to make their care safer.
suggestions on what they can do to help keep them safe, such as how to
prepare for virtual care appointments, knowing their medications,
understanding the importance of hand hygiene, or potential hazards or
risks for falls, etc.