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CPSI Share                                                  
1/6/2017 8:00 AM

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is celebrating many successful collaborations in 2016 and wanted to share one of those highlights with you.

The Atlantic Health Quality Patient Safety Collaborative (AHQPSC) prioritized incident management skills development as a key area of focus for the health professionals who serve as patient safety and quality and risk specialists across the four Atlantic Provinces.


The two-day in-person training opportunity was designed to equip Health Professionals with core concepts in Patient Safety Incident Management with a focus on translating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively identify, report, and learn from patient safety incidents.

On October 5 and 6, the AHQPSC and CPSI hosted the first National Patient Safety Incident Management Skills Development Session in Halifax.  National partners, which included, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Accreditation Canada, Master Facilitators, and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute greatly contributed to the overall success of this initiative.

The two-day session encompassed the fundamentals of the continuum of incident Participants were engaged in multiple activities that explored meaningful patient engagement, patient safety culture, physician engagement, various incident analysis methodologies, best practices and national accreditation standards.

Final evaluation by participants revealed that 97.1% would recommend this session to others.  "massive learning opportunity and sharing experience with provinces…I would recommend for more employees to attend" (session participant).  As the initial pilot we are very pleased with the overall learning outcomes.

As a result of this national learning opportunity Prince Edward Island has already garnered the learnings from this event and delivered a province specific skills development workshop October 27, 2016.  They had over 100 participants in attendance. "Invaluable; Informative, Excellent workshop, were just some of the comments shared by attendees.

The evaluation from this successful event will be integrated within a broader national needs assessment currently underway, which will aim to explore the current educational content, tools and resources for incident management across Canadian healthcare organizations and to assess the needs of Canadian organizations in relation to incident management, professional development, education and training.

CPSI wishes to thank the Atlantic Health Quality Patient Safety Collaborative for their on-going commitment to patient safety and in providing this unique learning opportunity.