As someone whose entire professional life has revolved around the healthcare system in one way or another, one of my favourite times of year will be upon us before you know it.
Of course, I'm referring to Canadian Patient Safety Week . . . the marquee event of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute!
For more than 10 years, Canadian Patient Safety Week has been our annual opportunity to reach out to thousands of healthcare providers. In that time, we've raised awareness on patient safety issues such as medication safety, infection prevention and control and good communication. We've celebrated with webinars, Twitter talks, social media campaigns, competitions, and who could forget our famous Canadian Patient Safety Week packages filled with everything you need to make your week a success and spread the message of patient safety in your organization.
This year we're aiming to outdo ourselves yet again. In case you hadn't heard, the theme for Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017 is Take With Questions as we focus on medication safety and the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications.
This year, we are making it our mission to encourage patients and remind healthcare professionals what lifesaving questions we should all ask about our medications.
Over the course of the next couple of months, we'll slowly unveil different aspects of the Take With Questions theme, as we build towards our biggest Canadian Patient Safety Week yet, from October 30 to November 3. If you aren't subscribed to our mailouts, or following us on social media, now would be a great time to start so you don't miss a thing!
We've also got limited quantities of the famous Canadian Patient Safety Week packages so don't wait too long to order yours! If you've got any questions about Canadian Patient Safety Week, you can email our planning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does your organization celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week? Have you started planning yet? Do you have any questions? Connect with me anytime via email at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter @ChrisPowerCPSI.
Yours in patient safety,