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8/27/2018 6:00 PM

As the summer winds down and we all start planning for the next few months, I am excited to share that Canadian Patient Safety Institute will be launching new Safety Improvement Projects designed with a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation integrated learning design for accelerating Patient Safety in Canada. Sign up for more information, or send this note to the right person in your organization.

CPSI wants to work with you, our committed partner, to implement and evaluate measurable and sustainable Safety Improvement Projects that align with pan-Canadian priorities. We hope that you will sign up to learn more about each of these projects, and consider introducing them in your organization with a goal of supporting higher patient safety standards within your organization and across the country.

The new Safety Improvement Projects are as follows:

  • Measurement and Monitoring of Safety will create a culture of safety and reduce harm in your organization. An information webinar will be held on September 5 for your team members to learn more about the learning collaborative and get answers to their questions. Register here.
  • Teamwork and Communication will lead to improved patient safety culture and positive patient outcomes.
  • Medication Safety at Care Transitions will improve medication safety at discharge for frail elderly patients with poly-morbidity in your organization.
  • Enhanced Recovery Canada will lead to improved outcomes and system efficiencies for colorectal surgery patients.

Each Safety Improvement Project lasts 18 months and uses principles from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series and the Knowledge to Action Framework. By adopting these projects, you and your organization will step in to a leading role in healthcare delivery.

Benefits to participating organizations:
  • Support of expert faculty and coaches who are knowledgeable about the best-known evidence as well as practical ideas, tips and tools for application.
  • Use of a collaborative virtual space for networking with other participating teams and faculty, and continual and ongoing support provided through in-person and virtual contact opportunities with coaches.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate, showcase and share the practices that support meeting strategic and operational objectives at a congress event.

I encourage you to sign up for further information, or send this note to the right person in your organization. If you have any immediate questions, please email

Thank you again for being a passionate advocate for patient safety in Canada.

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Yours in patient safety,

Chris Power