I'm always excited by possibility and really enjoy the challenge of taking something possible and making it into a reality. Never more so than when I think about patient safety for the people of Canada. We are a skilled and conscientious nation, so safety for all patients is most definitely possible.
Here are some of the ways we at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute work with our partners to change possible to real:
Shift to Safety
After a huge launch in 2016, we know you expect big things from SHIFT to Safety moving forward. We have a lot planned for SHIFT to Safety this year and are excited to bring it to you. If you haven't discovered SHIFT to Safety yet, you can learn all about it here. With this program, the possibilities are endless!
National Patient Safety Action Plan
To date, we have nearly 70 per cent of objectives listed in the National Patient Safety Action Plan complete and with the outstanding organizations that have come to the table and taken the lead on some of this work, we're well on our way to 100 per cent. There's to much happening to list here but I encourage you to learn more.
Atlantic Learning Exchange
The Atlantic Provinces are small but mighty and when they come together they can accomplish great things. This will be on display this May as the 4th Atlantic Health Quality and Patient Safety Learning Exchange is held in Charlottetown, PEI. Held every two years, this event is a prime example of what makes the Atlantic Provinces special and why they lead by example when it comes to partnering for patient safety.
Let's build on the successes of the past to truly make 2017 the year of the possible. I know that with the incredible support we receive from our partners, our leaders, and our fellow citizens, patient safety will be at the forefront of our Canadian healthcare system. We know it's possible, let's make it a reality together.
As always, please send me your thoughts and join in the patient safety conversation:
Yours in patient safety,