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​Looking for innovative, engaging ideas for Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) activities and events? Here's a list to get you started.

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Suggestions… / What you’ll need…

Prepare a patient safety week display

  • A display board (i.e. Bristol board)
  • Handouts – 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.
  • Promotional items, such as posters and knowledge tools are available from to be printed

Movie break

Brown-bag lunch sessions

  • Pick patient safety topics to discuss throughout the week
  • Bring in speakers or have staff from your site give a presentation.

Demonstrate proper hand-washing techniques

  • Bring attention to all the hand cleaning stations around your site.
  • Do demonstrations on how to properly clean your hands. (washing and rubbing techniques)

Invite patients & family members to ask, listen, and talk

  • Create an open environment for patients or family members to ask questions.
  • Let patients know that they can feel comfortable asking their health care professionals to clean their hands.

Decorating Challenge

  • Create a team challenge to decorate hand cleaning stations around the site
  • This challenge will draw attention to the hand cleaning stations throughout the day
  • A winner can be awarded by popular vote

Create awareness about patient safety initiatives your site is involved in

  • Your staff may be aware of the importance of patient safety initiatives at your site, but do your patients?
  • Give a presentation to patients/clients about patient safety initiatives virtually and what you’re doing to make their care safer.
  • Provide 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.