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|Prevent healthcare-acquired infections: Share how to have Clean Care Conversations during STOP! Clean Your Hands Day||14374||Infection Prevention ＆ Control (IPAC)||News||5/6/2019 2:50:36 PM||5/6/2019 6:00:00 AM|| Every year, 220,000 Canadian patients (approximately one in nine) develop a hospital-acquired infection during their stay in hospital, and an estimated 8,000 of those patients will lose their lives. Whether you're a patient, visitor, provider, or worker in a healthcare setting – cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to prevent infection. Clean care saves lives. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), in partnership with the World Health Organization's SAVE LIVES Clean Your Hands campaign, is directing the annual STOP! Clean Your Hands Day on May 6, 2019, to bring attention to healthcare-acquired infections. This year, CPSI is teaching the public and healthcare providers how to have Clean Care Conversations and stop the infection crisis. We want to encourage compassionate conversations, where healthcare providers, patients and families work hand in hand to create a clean care culture. We are asking you to share the attached infographic through your social media accounts. If you wish, you can also publicize the events happening today. Clean Care Conversations Webinar, 1000 am MDT 1200 EDT The Germ Guy, Jason Tetro, will discuss Clean Care Conversations with Prince Edward Island's medical microbiologist and infectious disease consultant, Dr. Greg German, and Saskatchewan Patients for Patient Safety Canada patient partner, Carmen Stephens. Download a special new episode of our award-winning PATIENT Podcast and learn how to start a clean care conversation. Download tip sheets for public and healthcare providers on how to start Clean Care Conversations. Do you know how to have a conversation about clean care? Take the quiz, one for the public or one for healthcare providers, and see for yourself! Show us on social media how you're starting #CleanCareConversations. Share photos of #STOPCleanYourHandsDay events and activities and of you cleaning your hands. There will be a giveaway of GOJO products based on social media activity. All of these tools and resources are available at www.handhygiene.ca. ||Every year, 220,000 Canadian patients (approximately one in nine) develop a hospital-acquired infection during their stay in hospital, and an||9/24/2020 8:09:31 AM||2600||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/NewsAlerts/News/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx||html||False||aspx|
|Medication Incident Reporting in Canada: A White Paper||7616||Improving Medication Safety||Reports ＆ Publications||11/23/2016 10:40:42 PM|| The Medication Safety Summit, co-hosted by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) on June 18, 2014, confirmed the need for a white paper to define the current landscape of medication incident reporting in Canada. The report describes the findings and makes recommendations. The key messages of the report are Reporting systems in Canada are collectively broad in scope but are rarely interconnected Although report systems are broadly available, there are gaps in what is reported Recommendations are proposed to improve the quantity and quality of incident reporting, and to improve linkages across reporting systems
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|Measures: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)||13358||Infection Prevention ＆ Control (IPAC)||Toolkits ＆ Guides||7/1/2015 8:57:33 AM|| Measurement is essential to monitoring success and helps guide your team towards your specific intervention goal. Measurement also tells us what's working and what's not, and provides evidence to inspire other healthcare providers to improve the quality of patient safety. The measurement methodology and recommendations regarding sampling size referenced in this GSK, is based on The Model for Improvement and is designed to accelerate the pace of improvement using the PDSA cycle; a "trial and learn" approach to improvement based on the scientific method. Langley, G., Nolan, K., Nolan, T., Norman, C., Provost, L. The Improvement Guide A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance. San Francisco, Second Edition, CA. Jossey-Bass Publishers. 2009. It is not intended to provide the same rigor that might be applied in a research study, but rather offers an efficient way to help a team understand how a system is performing. When choosing a sample size for your intervention, it is important to consider the purposes and uses of the data and to acknowledge when reporting that the findings are based on an "x" sample as determined by the team. The scope or scale (amount of sampling, testing, or time required) of a test should be decided according to The team's degree of belief that the change will result in improvement The risks from a failed test Readiness of those who will have to make the change Provost, Lloyd P; Murray, Sandra (2011-08-26). The Health Care Data Guide Learning from Data for Improvement (Kindle Locations 1906-1909). Wiley. Kindle Edition. Please refer to the
Improvement Frameworks GSK (2015) for additional information.VAP Measures
Type VAP 1 - VAP Rate in ICU per 1000 Ventilator Days Decrease 50% Outcome VAP 2 - VAP Bundle Compliance 95% Process VAP 3 - Paediatric VAP Bundle Compliance 95% Process
Measures and definitions Types of Measures
Safer Healthcare Now! (SHN) has two types of measures for each of the interventions process measures and outcome measures. Some interventions also have balancing measures and information measures. Below are examples of each.
Outcome measures - answers whether the team is achieving what it is trying to accomplish and articulates the picture of success. For example, if the team wants to reduce falls it should measure the number of falls.
Process measures - Processes which directly affect the outcome are measured to ensure that all key changes are being implemented to impact the outcome measure. For example, the delivery of timely prophylactic antibiotics to reduce surgical site infection.
Balancing measures - answer the question whether improvements in one part of the system were made at the expense of other processes in other parts of the system. For example, in a project to reduce the average length of stay for a group of patients, the team should also monitor the percent of readmissions within 30 days for the same group.
Information measures - collect general details relative to the intervention.||VAP: Measurement Worksheets||9/24/2020 8:15:22 AM||14152||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/psm/Pages/Forms/UpdateData.aspx||html||False||aspx|
|Advocacy and support for use of a Surgical Safety Checklist||3133||Surgical Care Safety||Position Statements||2/5/2019 7:55:32 PM||Position StatementA Surgical Safety Checklist is smart for patients and smart for providers. It's use in Canadian healthcare facilities is endorsed by a
Position Statement supported by many surgical interest groups. Healthcare professionals must make every reasonable effort to provide safe care to their patients. The purpose of this statement is to express the commitment of the undersigned organizations to prioritize perioperative patient safety by creating an environment conducive to the effective adoption and use of a Surgical Safety Checklist.
||Advocacy and support for use of a Surgical Safety Checklist||Position Statement A Surgical Safety Checklist is smart for patients and smart for providers. It's use in Canadian healthcare facilities||9/24/2020 8:13:01 AM||3060||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Surgical Site Infection (SSI): Getting Started Kit||7637||Surgical Care Safety;Infection Prevention ＆ Control (IPAC)||Toolkits ＆ Guides||7/1/2015 8:55:00 AM||Effective March 14 2019, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has archived the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) intervention. Though you may continue to access the Getting Started Kit online, it will no longer be updated. Getting Started KitThis free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention..
Click here to download the Getting Started Kit.
Click here to download the summary of changes to the Getting Started Kit
One-PagerThe One-Pager is a summary of the Getting Started Kit that you can use to promote the intervention to your organization.
Click here to download the One-Pager. Icons
Intervention IconsUse these intervention icons on presentations, reports, flyers, and other material to promote the intervention throughout your organization.
Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon.
Click here to download the black and white intervention icon. Intervention Icons With Text
Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon with text.
Click here to download the black and white intervention icon with text. ||SSI: Getting Started Kit||9/24/2020 8:12:12 AM||14547||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspx||html||False||aspx|
|Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec): Getting Started Kit||7618||Improving Medication Safety;Surgical Care Safety||Toolkits ＆ Guides||7/1/2015 8:53:35 AM||Effective March 14 2019, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has archived the Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) intervention. Though you may continue to access the Getting Started Kit online, it will no longer be updated.
Getting Started Kit
This free resource is designed to help you successfully implement interventions in your organization. The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention.
Click here to download the Acute Care Getting Started Kit. Click here to download the Long Term Care Getting Started Kit. Click here to download the Home Care Getting Started Kit.
The One-Pager is a summary of the Getting Started Kit that you can use to promote the intervention to your organization.
Click here to download the Acute Care One-Pager. Click here to download the Long Term Care One-Pager. Click here to download the Home Care One-Pager.
Use these intervention icons on presentations, reports, flyers, and other material to promote the intervention throughout your organization.
Click here to download the full-colour intervention icon. Click here to download the black and white intervention icon.
Intervention Icons With Text
Click here to download the full-colour Acute Care intervention icon with text. Click here to download the black and white Acute Care intervention icon with text.
Click here to download the full-colour Long Term Care intervention icon with text. Click here to download the black and white Long Term Care intervention icon with text.
Click here to download the full-colour Home Care intervention icon with text. Click here to download the black and white Home Care intervention icon with text ||Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec): Getting Started Kit||9/24/2020 8:10:39 AM||16401||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/Forms/NewDefaultView.aspx||html||False||aspx|
|Rapid Response Teams (RRT): Getting Started Kit||7632||Patient Safety Incident||Toolkits ＆ Guides||7/1/2015 8:54:43 AM||
The Getting Started Kit contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention.
Click here to download the Getting Started Kit.
Click here to download the annotated bibliography.
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|The Canadian Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit - Results ||3134||Surgical Care Safety;Infection Prevention ＆ Control (IPAC)||Events;Webinars;Reports ＆ Publications||8/31/2015 5:35:10 PM||
Surgical site infection is the most common healthcare associated infection among surgical patients, with 77 per cent of patient deaths reported to be related to infection. In February 2016, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) along with our partners Alberta Health Services-Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Collaborative, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Health Quality Ontario, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health- Patient Safety Unit, conducted the Canadian Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention Audit.
Download Auditing helps to identify both areas of excellence and areas for improvement. During the month of February, all acute care organizations providing surgical services were challenged to audit their established processes for preventing surgical site infections (SSI). 52 service areas participated in the Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit with 1.998 patient charts audited. Audit highlights noted that 91% of patients received appropriate prophylactic antibiotics and 96% of patients received the appropriate method of pre-operative hair removal whereas post-operative glucose control was identified as an area requiring improvement. To learn more about the Canadian Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit and Results
Click here for information regarding Audit Methodology Access the National Call
Results from Canadian SSI Prevention Audit; March 24th, 2016
View the Canadian Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit Recap Report
Audit Recap Report ||The Canadian Surgical Site Infection Prevention Audit - Results ||Surgical site infection is the most common healthcare associated infection among surgical patients, with 77 per cent of patient deaths reported to be||9/24/2020 8:16:44 AM||3254||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Report on the Integration of the Safety Competencies Framework||3138||General Patient Safety;Healthcare Harm;Improving Culture||Frameworks;Reports ＆ Publications||9/12/2017 7:58:51 PM|| CPSI is pleased to present a comprehensive new report on the integration and impact of the
Safety Competencies Framework (SCF) originally launched in 2008 in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The framework has been one of the most downloaded documents on the CPSI website, consistently since its launch. Almost 10 years after the launch, this report examines the historical background of the SCF while providing a rationale for the development of the competencies, mapping of the competencies to integrate patient safety content in training programs. The report outlines the successes and challenges in the uptake of the competencies and includes a provocative call to action for educators. Several key findings were determined through interviews done with a select group of stakeholders familiar with the SCF and this feedback provided better understanding of the value of the competencies to organizations and professional bodies. As we look towards renewing the SCF to address feedback received, it is clear that despite the successes and challenges, we must shift our attention away from the "what" to focus on the "how" of integrating safety competencies in the curricula of health professionals on a more consistent basis.
||Report on the Integration of the Safety Competencies Framework||CPSI is pleased to present a comprehensive new report on the integration and impact of the
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|Results of 2018 Public Survey Related to the Labelling of Non-Prescription Health Products||3139||Improving Medication Safety;Government Relations||Reports ＆ Publications;Patient and Family Resource||2/21/2019 3:31:22 PM||
As part of a Health Canada committee developing Plain
Language Labelling regulations for non-prescription health products, Patients for Patient Safety Canada led a joint PFPSC and
CPSI initiative to survey the public on the issue. Have people had problems
with the labelling of non-prescription health products?
The survey results indicate that consumers are often confused when purchasing self-care products. This raises concerns of harm are people choosing the wrong product because of this confusion? Our survey found that
29% of respondents said that they had wrongly purchased a natural health or homeopathic product, or over-the-counter drug; Another 29.5% said that they were not sure if they had wrongly purchased one of these products. The most cited reasons for the wrong purchase were Mixed it up with another product, Information about the product on the label was too small to read, or They were confused by, or did not understand, the information on the label. Some examples of comments on the survey include "I looked for Gravol on the drugstore shelf and all of the types of Gravol were together. When I saw Gravol ginger I thought it was Gravol with an added boost of ginger. When I got home and read the ingredients, I realized that there was not active ingredient in it. I feel I am a very health literate person, but I did not know the difference." "I did not realize the ingredients until I arrived home. Printing is so tiny on labels." "I bought a product for a yeast infection thinking it was for a Urinary Tract Infection" PFPSC
represented members at the Health Canada table to ensure that "just like
food products, all labels should be written in plain language, list all
ingredients, and be printed in legible size."
The results of this survey confirm that consumers want to know what's in the products they are taking. To protect Canadians from preventable harm, PFPSC and CPSI are calling for clear information and larger size lettering on the labels for non-prescription health products. ||Results of 2018 Public Survey Related to the Labelling of Non-Prescription Health Products|| As part of a Health Canada committee developing Plain
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|Medication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project Learning Collaborative||3146||Improving Medication Safety||Toolkits ＆ Guides||1/15/2019 9:35:30 PM||What is Medication Safety? Medications are the most common treatment intervention used in healthcare around the world. When used safely and appropriately, they contribute to significant improvements in the health and well-being of patients. Medication safety is defined as freedom from preventable harm with medication use (ISMP Canada, 2007). Medication safety issues can impact health outcomes, length of stay in a healthcare facility, readmission rates, and overall costs to Canada's healthcare system. Medication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative The Canadian Patient Safety Institute launched its Medication Safety- Safety Improvement Project in April 2019. This learning collaborative approach was delivered by expert faculty and coaches, with mentoring provided over 18 months. Participating teams learned and applied strategies to decrease readmissions related to medication safety issues at discharge among frail patients. Participant Learned To identify Frail clients who are at risk for medication safety issues, How to apply new processes for medication management at discharge, How to utilize Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science techniques to successfully implement and sustain new evidence-based practices for medication safety at transitions, To share key learnings and challenges, and networking with colleagues across Canada, Accessing, sharing and adopting advanced patient safety knowledge, tools, and resources within a learning network, Improving the team's approach to patient safety while taking action to deliver safer care. If you didn't have an opportunity to participate in the implementation collaborative, you can still access free resources below Get Started Kit 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Medication Reconciliation Measures Medication Reconciliation Resources||Medication Safety at Care Transitions: Safety Improvement Project||What is Medication Safety? Medications are the most common treatment intervention used in healthcare around the world. When used safely and||2/10/2021 8:16:16 PM||5973||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Safety Improvement Projects||3147||General Patient Safety;Improving Medication Safety;Community Based Care;Healthcare Harm||Frameworks||9/14/2018 2:50:29 PM||
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) held 4 Safety Improvement Projects in 2018/2019. Thirty teams from across Canada participated in the Safety Improvement Project Learning Collaborative with a lifecycle of 18 months. A brief description of each project is provided below Teamwork and Communication focused on improving patient safety culture and positive patient outcomes. Medication Safety at Care Transitions focused on improving medication safety at discharge for frail, elderly patients with poly-morbidity. Enhanced Recovery Canada focused on improving outcomes and system efficiencies for colorectal surgery patients. Measurement and Monitoring of Safety focused on creating a culture of safety and reducing harm in organizations. The Safety Improvement Projects concluded with a virtual congress on October 28th and 29th 2020. Please see the short Highlights video (422). If you have any questions, please email SafetyImprovementProjects@cpsi-icsp.ca ||Safety Improvement Projects ||The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) held 4 Safety Improvement Projects in 2018/2019. Thirty teams from across Canada participated in the||2/11/2021 5:55:44 PM||7850||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Awareness of the Patient Safety Crisis in Canada||3148||General Patient Safety;Healthcare Harm||Patient and Family Resource;Reports ＆ Publications||4/23/2019 2:52:28 PM||4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM||Awareness of the Patient Safety Crisis in Canada
We are facing a patient harm crisis of epidemic proportions.
The Canadian public knows almost nothing about it.
As soon as they learn, the public urgently prioritizes safer healthcare.
Canadians should have an expectation that their healthcare is safe, and in most cases it is.However, every resident of Canada must learn that there are risks in our healthcare system, despite the efforts of thousands of dedicated healthcare providers across Canada.
In our healthcare system, there is a death from patient harm every 13 minutes and 14 seconds. It is the third leading cause of death in Canada. One out of 18 hospital visits results in preventable harm. These incidents generate an additional $2.75 billion in healthcare treatment costs every year.This level of harm is simply unacceptable.
Patient Safety Survey THE SURVEY In 2018, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to survey Canadians about their awareness of the rates of patient harm in our healthcare system. We sought a baseline read of Canadians' understanding of patient safety, with the main objectives of Assessing knowledge of patient safety and patient safety incidents in Canada; Understanding how Canadians prioritize patient safety; Determining how Canadians would like to receive information about patient safety, if at all; and, Assessing experience with patient safety incidents. Ipsos Public Affairs surveyed 1003 Canadian adults, weighted by gender, age, region and income. The credibility interval was +/- 3.5%. Ipsos found that while 44% of respondents identified as caregivers at some point in their lives, 30% stated they had a chronic disease or illness themselves. Out of the 199 respondents who identified as parents, 13% said that they have a child with a chronic illness. KEY FINDINGS Canadians show limited knowledge of patient harm. One third of Canadians rank patient safety in their top three healthcare priorities, with just under one in ten ranking it first. About one in ten correctly say that patient safety incidents are the third leading cause of death in Canada. Only one in ten Canadians believe that someone dies from a patient safety incident every 15 minutes in Canada. Six in ten say the $2.75 billion cost of patient safety incidents in Canada is higher than they expected. Despite the limited knowledge of the patient safety crisis in Canada, one in three Canadians has experienced a patient safety incident. One in three Canadians stated that they either personally experienced a patient safety incident (12%) or have a loved one who did (24%). Misdiagnosis, falls, infections and mistakes during treatment are the most common types of patient safety incidents. Those who have experienced a patient safety incident most commonly cite distracted or overworked health care providers as the largest contributing factors that led to the incident. Once informed about the scale of the problem, Canadians demonstrated far more concern about patient harm and wanted more information. Three‐quarters of Canadians are concerned about experiencing a patient safety incident, ranking it in their top three (compared to originally 1 in 3), including 1 in 4 ranking patient safety incidents as their top priority. Three in four Canadians are interested in learning how to keep safe in healthcare, Eighty per cent say they'd like to receive this information delivered via (in order of preference) healthcare provider; print, digital and in-person. This knowledge should be provided in real time (when patients go to the hospital for surgery and upon a new diagnosis of a serious health problem), but some also believe it should be general knowledge.
We are facing a patient harm crisis of epidemic proportions.
The Canadian public knows almost nothing about it.
As soon as they learn, the public urgently prioritizes safer healthcare.
Canadians should have an expectation that their healthcare is safe, and in most cases it is. Every resident of Canada must learn that there are risks in our healthcare system, despite the efforts of thousands of dedicated healthcare providers across Canada.Healthcare providers, healthcare systems, and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute must empower residents of Canada with information and tools to ask good questions, connect with the right people, and learn as much as they can to keep them or a family member safe while receiving healthcare.
Patient experience in the healthcare system should be characterized by clear, honest, two-way communication.WHAT CAN YOU DO?Ask us about patient experiences of harm in Canada's healthcare system. We invite you to
read some of the stories shared by members of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, and the changes they have championed in our healthcare system to keep patients safer.Ask us what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the healthcare system. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute designs and collects resources designed to help patients navigate the healthcare system by asking questions and being informed.
Five Questions to Ask About Your Medications
Tips and Tools for Talking to your Healthcare Team
Tips to identify Deteriorating Patient Condition
Shift to Safety tools and resource to keep you safe
Share what you have learned. We have discovered that, as soon as we learn about the scale of the public healthcare crisis, we become far more concerned. Post your experiences on social media and use the hashtag #PatientSafetyRightNow – with your help, we will inform anyone who uses our healthcare system about the crisis and teach them how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.ABOUT USThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is the only national organization solely dedicated to reducing preventable harm, improving the safety of the healthcare system, and engaging patients and families as partners in safe care.
Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC) is the patient-led program of CPSI and the Canadian arm of the World Health Organization's PFPS program. As patient partners, these volunteer members harmed by healthcare contribute to patient safety improvements at all system levels.
CPSI and PFPSC are committed to working together with the public, patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare leaders to make Canadian healthcare safer.
2018 Ipsos Patient Safety Survey
Risk Analytica 2017 The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada
Ipsos 2016 National Health Leadership Conference Survey
Canadian Patient Engagement Guide
||Awareness of the Patient Safety Crisis in Canada||Awareness of the Patient Safety Crisis in Canada
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|Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety||3150||General Patient Safety;Policy||Toolkits ＆ Guides||2/23/2010 10:49:46 PM||
Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders Safe patient care happens when healthcare service delivery organizations are functioning at the highest levels. Governing boards and senior leaders of healthcare organizations can ensure effective governance and meet their legal responsibilities with the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Toolkit.
This toolkit teaches healthcare board members, senior executives, and physician leaders across Canada about the tools available to support organizational efforts in improving quality and patient safety. Commissioned research led by Dr. G. Ross Baker (2010), Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety in Canadian Healthcare Organizations, identified a number of interdependent drivers that enable boards to fulfill their responsibilities for quality and patient safety.
The resources in this toolkit are organized around each of the key drivers and include Principles of each driver Tools and recommended reading Stories and examples from healthcare organizations
Use this toolkit to strengthen your organization’s performance and to promote and advance safer care.
This symbol, used throughout the toolkit, denotes Canadian references and examples. The Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Toolkit was revised in 2015. ||Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety||Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety: A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders||1/13/2022 9:10:10 PM||18393||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|A Policy Framework for Patient Safety in Canada||3151||General Patient Safety;Government Relations;Policy||Frameworks;Reports ＆ Publications||11/29/2019 5:15:21 PM|| Patient Safety Right Now, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s (CPSI) 2018-2023 strategy defines a vision that “Canada has the safest healthcare in the world.” CPSI’s mission is “to inspire and advance a culture committed to sustained improvement for safer healthcare.” CPSI develops system-wide strategies to ensure safe healthcare in two ways by demonstrating what works to improve safe care in Canada, and by strengthening commitment to patient safety priorities among all healthcare stakeholders. It has, however, become clear that not only are more robust commitments required to advance patient safety in Canada, but health systems need additional evidence and support to complete end-to-end patient safety improvements and to measure and sustain results. To this end, CPSI drafted the Strengthening Commitment for Improvement Together A Policy Framework for Patient Safety (Figure 1) to stimulate conversation and action on the following policy levers
organizational policies and
Figure 1 Policy Framework for Patient Safety in Canada Moving the needle on patient safety in Canada requires an overall shift in culture, values and expectations at all levels of the health system and the active engagement of various policy actors. CPSI recommends that the Policy Framework be used as a conceptual guide to implement and evaluate the policy levers and to systematically share what we have learned with others. The next steps in Canada are clear. People in Canada need policies that support patient safety, be it at the level of health care organizations, or by governments. These policies must incorporate patient safety competencies and adhere to accreditation standards that promote safe care. Whether you are a policy maker, healthcare leader, administrator, provider, or member of the public, you can help us achieve our goal.
Download Executive Summary
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|The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety||3153||General Patient Safety;Healthcare Harm;Improving Culture||Toolkits ＆ Guides;Reports ＆ Publications;Frameworks||7/12/2016 5:25:21 PM||
Rewiring your thinking on measuring and monitoring of patient safety. Patient safety refers to more than just looking at harm that has occurred in the past. Understanding the difference between the absence of harm and the presence of safety is essential and requires a broader view of safety. The Measurement and Monitoring Safety Framework, created by Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues from the Health Foundation, consists of five dimensions that organizations, units, or individuals including leaders, providers, patients and families can use to understand, guide and improve patient safety. This new approach assesses and evaluates safety from "ward to board" by providing a comprehensive and accurate real-time view of patient safety. The Framework helps users move from "assurance" to "inquiry" by shifting away from a focus on past cases of harm towards current performance, future risks and organizational resiliency.
"The MMS Framework shifted safety for us from a policy perspective to a day-to-day care-provider and patient interaction. It led to ownership, engagement and passion." Dr. Jan Sommers, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Armed with a series of valuable questions, you can make better decisions about the safety of the care you provide. The primary questions are Has patient care been safe in the past? Are our clinical systems and processes reliable? Is our care safe now? Will our care be safe in the future? Are we responding and improving? For more information, contact us at
email@example.com. "We started out in the safety world really worrying about past harm and I think that was really important because it raised peoples' understanding about the magnitude of the safety issues. But it is insufficient because people don't go to work thinking about past incidents; they go to work thinking about the patients they are going to see today. So that is part of the shift now is that we are putting safety into a much more relevant context for the staff on their units doing their daily jobs. I think we can still build on that. We can build a broader sense of how units function and how units interact with other units." Dr. G. Ross Baker, PhD, Professor, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto Table of Contents Why Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework? Measurement and Monitoring of Safety in Canada Learning Collaborative Evaluation Research of Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework Collaborative Testimonials Learn more about MMSF in Canada "How Safe is Your Care?" Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Through the Eyes of Patients and their Caregivers - Research Project Other Resources ||The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety||Rewiring your thinking on measuring and monitoring of patient safety. Patient safety refers to more than just looking at harm that has||11/17/2020 6:52:38 PM||14665||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Fall Prevention Tip Sheets||3154||Community Based Care;Healthcare Harm||Tip Sheets;Patient and Family Resource||2/3/2020 6:40:35 PM||Falls and injuries from falls are significant health concerns in Canada and critical issues in healthcare safety.1 Falls account for up to 40% of inpatient incidents.40 to 60% of residents in long-term care facilities fall at least once a year.2
Falls can result in longer lengths of stay, increased health care cost and staff workload, and staff and family distress. Approximately 50% of patients sustaining an in-hospital hip fracture die within one year of the fracture.3 Direct health care costs for falls in Canada are estimated at $2 billion annually.4
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has a variety of tools to help healthcare providers deliver safer care and support members of the public to partner with their providers to create safer care.
1 Accreditation Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Information, & Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2014). Preventing Falls From Evidence to Improvement in Canadian Health Care. Ottawa, ON Canadian Institute for Health Information.
2 Feldman, F., Flintoft, V., & Freund-Heritage, R. (2015, February 26). April 2015 is Falls Quality Audit Month What you Need to Know to Participate. Canadian Patient Safety Institute & Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.
3 Feldman, F., Flintoft, V., & Freund-Heritage, R. (2015, February 26). April 2015 is Falls Quality Audit Month What you Need to Know to Participate. Canadian Patient Safety Institute & Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.
4 Accreditation Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Information, & Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2014). Preventing Falls From Evidence to Improvement in Canadian Health Care. Ottawa, ON Canadian Institute for Health Information.
https//www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Documents/Interventions/Reducing%20Falls%20and%20Injury%20from%20Falls/FallsJointReport_2014_EN.pdf ||Fall Prevention Tip Sheets||Falls and injuries from falls are significant health concerns in Canada and critical issues in healthcare safety. 1 Falls account for up||9/24/2020 2:49:48 PM||2196||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications for Kids||3158||Improving Medication Safety||Tip Sheets||5/12/2021 8:45:15 PM|| A new medication safety resource has been created to help children and youth learn what questions they should ask when they receive medication from their health team. To be an active partner in your health, you need the right information to use your medications safely. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has teamed up with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP), and Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC), co-designed by children, caregivers, and providers to create a list of top questions to help children and their caregivers have a conversation about medications with their health team. Use these five questions when you're Attending a doctor's appointment (e.g., family physician or specialist, dentist, optometrist) Interacting with a community pharmacist Leaving the hospital to go home Visited by home care services Are you a provider? Use this implementation guide when talking to children and their caregivers and please share 5 Questions to Ask About My Medicine for kids with your patients! Visit ISMP Canada for additional resources and endorsements Click here for Additional resources For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ||Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications for Kids||A new medication safety resource has been created to help children and youth learn what questions they should ask when they receive medication from||5/13/2021 2:05:37 PM||290||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Surgical Safety in Canada: A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data||3161||Surgical Care Safety||Reports ＆ Publications||4/8/2016 8:36:50 PM||
More than one million surgical procedures were performed annually in Canada between 2004 and 2013. The Canadian healthcare system strives to provide safe care, but patient safety incidents still occur, with over half attributed to surgical care. Safe surgical care requires that physicians and healthcare teams use appropriate tools and contribute to system improvements within a complex professional environment. The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which provides medical liability protection for most Canadian physicians, and the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), which provides liability insurance for healthcare organizations and their employees, have collaborated to conduct a retrospective analysis of Canadian surgical safety incident data. This analysis of medico-legal data advances knowledge in patient safety concepts, and is intended to lead to system and practice improvements. This analysis was undertaken as part of the
Surgical Care Safety Action Plan. A summary of the results and recommendations can be found in the summary report
Surgical Safety in Canada
A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data. A deep dive into the methods, limitations and the results can be found in the
Detailed Analysis report.
Detailed Analysis ||Surgical Safety in Canada: A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data ||More than one million surgical procedures were performed annually in Canada between 2004 and 2013. The Canadian healthcare system strives to provide||9/24/2020 8:16:29 AM||9802||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada||3162||General Patient Safety;Policy||Reports ＆ Publications||11/14/2017 8:53:04 PM||About This Report In keeping with RiskAnalytica’s guidelines for funded research, the design and method of research, as well as the content of this study, were determined solely by RiskAnalytica. The interpretation and reporting of the results of the mathematical modelling contained within this report do not necessarily represent the policy position or the opinion of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Forecasts and research often involve numerous assumptions and data sources, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. This information is not intended as specific investment, accounting, legal, or tax advice. This study was commissioned by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, who would like to acknowledge the funding support from Health Canada. The results and interpretation contained within this report do not necessary represent the policy positions of CPSI or the views of Health Canada.
About RiskAnalytica RiskAnalytica is a health economics research and technology firm that periodically provides objective, independent, and evidence-based analysis. The goal is to provide a quantitative understanding of the short- and long-term risks and returns behind policy decisions and health and economic outcomes. As a brand of the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis, at the centre of RiskAnalytica’s analysis is the Prosperity at Risk (PaR) simulation platform. PaR is a sophisticated agent-based socio-economic computer platform that simulates the interactions of more than 40 million virtual agents (individuals, households, corporations, governments, and non-profit organizations) to realistically understand the consequences of market and policy developments for our clients. RiskAnalytica does not accept any research funding or client engagements that require a predetermined result or policy stance or otherwise inhibits its independence. ||The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada||About This Report In keeping with RiskAnalytica’s guidelines for funded research, the design and method of research, as well as the content of this||9/24/2020 8:16:45 AM||4587||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Are you Prescribing Safely?||3163||Improving Medication Safety||Toolkits ＆ Guides||10/26/2018 7:49:02 PM|| Are you Prescribing Safely? Join the medication safety movement to assess your prescribing skills and help reduce medication errors. Building on the success of Prescribing Safely Canada pilot and participant feedback, the Royal College is pleased to offer new prescribing assessments in an engaging format for a limited time.
About Prescribing Safely Canada – New accredited modules Short, thematic, case-based modules that focus on a full range of prescribing competencies
Created for Canadian prescribers to address current hot topics
Frail Client, Opioid Prescribing and Antibiotic Stewardship
Available free of charge in both English and French, until April 2019 Participant can complete the online learning modules at a time of their choosing
Participant will receive a certificate of completion, and can claim 0.5 hours of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 3 credits per module The Royal College is committed to supporting life-long learning and enhancement of skills and competencies. Authored and peer reviewed by clinicians, the Prescribing Safely Canada modules aim to address the everyday practice context. For a limited time only, take advantage of this accredited learning opportunity and
participate today! Questions? Please get in touch at
||Are you Prescribing Safely?||Are you Prescribing Safely? Join the medication safety movement to assess your prescribing skills and help reduce medication errors. Building on||9/24/2020 8:13:03 AM||1434||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Webinar Series 2018||3165||General Patient Safety;Healthcare Harm||Events||1/29/2018 5:20:32 PM|| The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is pleased to announce a new six-part webinar series focused on Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science! Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science are interested in the scientific study of implementation determinants, processes and outcomes to inform guidance and tools that can be used to implement evidence-based practices, including patient safety initiatives.Watch on Demand Webinar SeriesWebinar 1 Introduction to Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science February 26th, 2018 Webinar 2 Knowledge creation & synthesis March 28th, 2018 Webinar 3 Who needs to do what, differently, to promote implementation? April 4th, 2018 Webinar 4 Identifying barriers and enablers, and determinants, in theory May 2nd, 2018 Webinar 5 Identifying barriers and enablers, and determinants, in practice May 30th, 2018 Webinar 6 Selecting strategies and techniques best suited to address barriers measurement and evaluation June 19, 2018 Who should register for these webinars Participants may include the providers and leaders who are new to knowledge translation and implementation science and are interested in considering how they might leverage such approaches when planning and evaluation the implementation of patient safety initiatives. What you can expect Attendees should expect to consider how contemporary approaches in knowledge translation and implementation science can be directly applied to enhance their current patient safety work, in terms of a broader understanding of knowledge translation and implementation science and concrete steps, approaches and tools for rigorous application of knowledge translation and implementation science. Duration The webinar series is broken up into six, one-hour sessions designed as a suite, with each session building on the last and thus would be ideally suited to those who are able to participate in all six. If you are not able to attend all six, there is the option to register for independent sessions. Additionally, all sessions will be recorded and will be available for download on the CPSI website. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this breakthrough series! Scroll to the webinar descriptions below and click to reserve your spot today! Speakers Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw, Dr. Justin Presseau, Dr. Andrea Patey Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen. He moved to Canada in 2002. His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice. Jeremy is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute; a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. In 2015 he was elected co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration and became Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was the Director of Cochrane Canada (2006-2015) and the Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group (1997-2015). Justin Presseau is a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and the Scientific Lead for Knowledge Translation at the Ottawa Methods Centre. Dr. Presseau's research program operates at the intersection between health psychology and implementation science, drawing upon behaviour change theories and methods to understand factors that promote and undermine behaviour change in healthcare settings, and to design and evaluate theory-based strategies for promoting healthcare professional behaviour change to increase best practice and reduce non-evidenced practice in healthcare. Dr. Presseau has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), has been awarded early career awards from the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, the International Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the European Health Psychology Society and is an Associate Editor for journals Implementation Science and Applied Psychology Health and Well-Being. Andrea Patey is a Senior Clinical Research Associate within the Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Health Psychology from City, University of London. Her interests in Knowledge Translation and Implementation Research include the application of psychological theory and methods to explain and change health professional behaviours across a range of clinical settings. Andrea's interest in behaviour change focuses specifically around whether implementation and de-implementation differ and if interventions to target each should differ. The broad objectives of her research are to promote the delivery of evidence-based healthcare through the development and evaluation of complex behaviour change interventions.||Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Webinar Series 2018||The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is pleased to announce a new six-part webinar series focused on Knowledge Translation and Implementation||9/24/2020 8:14:40 AM||5059||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Patient Engagement Resources||3167||General Patient Safety||Toolkits ＆ Guides;Patient and Family Resource||8/17/2016 3:27:12 PM|| Effective partnerships with patients/ families to accelerate patient safety, quality and health service planning are being recognized as a best practice and in response to this, new initiatives, standards, policies, evidence and resources are being routinely developed across Canada and internationally. However, this is still an evolving field within healthcare, requiring much learning and collaboration to advance. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is acutely aware of both the needs and challenges because of the decade-long partnership with patients/families, through
Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC).
A Canadian Patient Engagement Guide (PE Guide) A deep belief in the power of partnership inspired the Engaging Patients in Patient Safety - a Canadian Guide. Written by patients and providers
for patients and providers, the information demonstrates our joint commitment to achieving safe and quality healthcare in Canada.
Access Now Contact us at
email@example.com to tell us what you would like to see in a guide like this or to share resources, evidence or best practices.
The Canadian Patient Engagement Network (PE Network) A public, open, and safe space for anyone passionate about patient engagement or patient-centred care to learn, help and get help. Patients, families, patient advisors as well as healthcare providers and leaders can participate in this moderated network. Click on the following links to join the
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Engagement Resource Hub (CFHI's PE Hub) CFHI's growing collection of over 200 open source tools has been expanded to better support patients, families, caregivers and patient advisors as well as healthcare providers to advance patient engagement and patient safety. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is one of several organizations that support CFHI's PE Hub through financial and ongoing in‑kind support. Click on the following link to access the
Patient Engagement Resource Hub.
Access Now ||Patient Engagement Resources||Effective partnerships with patients/ families to accelerate patient safety, quality and health service planning are being recognized as a best||9/24/2020 8:15:07 AM||6774||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Patient Safety and Quality Priorities for Consortium Participants: A Canadian Snapshot||3168||General Patient Safety;Government Relations;Policy||Reports ＆ Publications||1/11/2016 9:20:55 PM||Purpose The purpose of this environmental scan is to provide a high level summary of the patient safety and quality priorities and goals for participants of the National Patient Safety Consortium. More specifically, the goals of this document are to Confirm that all partners have a part to play in advancing patient safety Confirm that we now have a call to action for patient safety (as demonstrated in Forward with Patient Safety Commitment through action paper ) Demonstrate alignment with current work and priorities of Consortium members
Click here to access Patient Safety and Quality Priorities for Consortium Participants A Canadian Snapshot. The websites of Consortium participants were searched for strategic plans and key corporate documents; patient safety and quality legislation was also reviewed; as well as public reporting of patient safety and quality indicators. Some recently published literature on quality and patient safety is also described. The scan was also shared with Consortium participants for their review and input. This scan is the third in a series of environmental scans that was shared with the National Patient Safety Consortium. The first scan is an international scan on patient safety and quality priorities for nine countries. The second scan explores principles for leading large scale change. This scan is also an action directly from the Consortium Action Plan, Forward with Patient Safety Commitment through action. The specific action is to "complete an inventory and environmental scan of current patient safety initiatives by provinces, territories and national/provincial organizations."Limitations The organizations and activities included in this scan do not reflect all of the patient safety and quality initiatives across the country. Many activities are taking place at regional and local levels, and some activities are not posted publicly. Rather, this scan highlights some of the larger initiatives from a national, provincial, and territorial perspective of the organizations that are involved in the National Patient Safety Consortium. This document was prepared in collaboration with the Consortium members (from November 2014 to January 2015), and was updated by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in October 2015 to give a more complete picture of patient safety priorities of all participants. ||Patient Safety and Quality Priorities for Consortium Participants: A Canadian Snapshot|| Purpose The purpose of this environmental scan is to provide a high level summary of the patient safety and quality priorities and goals for||9/24/2020 8:15:11 AM||6015||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Research||3170||Reports ＆ Publications||7/1/2015 1:56:32 AM||The Canadian Patient Safety Institute creates new conversations through papers and commissioned research. By increasing the scope and scale of patient safety research, CPSI is building capacity for quality research that will lead to significant health system improvements across the continuum of care.
Access research results, find out what kind of student work we support, see research projects we’ve funded with our partners , and learn more about CPSI-commissioned research.
||Research||Research||9/21/2020 1:45:48 AM||14314||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Canadian Patient Engagement Network||3172||General Patient Safety;Community Based Care;Partnering with Patients||Toolkits ＆ Guides;News;Patient and Family Resource;Reports ＆ Publications||7/12/2016 10:02:15 PM||
Share, learn and help others about patient engagement Achieving safe healthcare for all Canadians requires everyone's involvement. CPSI offers patients and families, patient advisors, healthcare providers, leaders, and organizations a place to connect in real time so they can share, learn and help others.
The Canadian Patient Engagement Network
Engaging Patients in Patient
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partners, providers, and leaders
Patient and Family
Centred Care (PFCC)
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Facebook Group The Canadian Patient Engagement Network
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is a public group
moderated by the Canadian Patient
community to engage in conversation. The Canadian Patient Engagement Network emerged when several partners and patient advisors from across Canada began to discuss the needs and opportunities around a comprehensive guide for patient engagement based on evidence and best practices, as part of the
National Patient Safety Consortium's
Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan. For more information, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org.||Canadian Patient Engagement Network||Share, learn and help others about patient engagement Achieving safe healthcare for all Canadians requires everyone's involvement. CPSI offers||9/24/2020 8:13:14 AM||67682||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together||3174||Community Based Care;General Patient Safety||Reports ＆ Publications||9/10/2020 6:41:58 PM||
Join hundreds of long-term care and retirement homes strengthening pandemic preparedness, response and recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the health and care of older adults, with particularly devastating consequences for those residing in some long-term care and retirement homes. Canada has a higher reported national proportion of COVID-19 deaths for long-term care residents than any other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development country, with nearly 80 percent of early COVID-19 deaths occurring in long-term care.[i],[ii] Within this stark reality, we have seen some organizations respond to the challenge of the pandemic in resourceful ways. To support the long-term care and retirement home sector to rapidly share with and learn from each other, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute took action by launching
LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together. LTC+ is assisting hundreds of teams delivering healthcare for older adults in congregate settings – staff, managers, policy makers, residents, family, care partners and others who are all working hard to manage tough situations now, while also trying to plan ahead. This program strengthens pandemic preparedness and response in six key areas preparation, prevention, people in the workforce, pandemic response and surge capacity, plan for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care, and the presence of family.
View step-by-step instructions to registering on the online portal [i] Canadian Institute for Health Information. Pandemic Experience in the Long-Term Care Sector How Does Canada Compare With Other Countries?. Ottawa, ON CIHI; 2020; accessed on June 25, 2020 https//www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/covid-19-rapid-response-long-term-care-snapshot-en.pdf [ii] Estabrooks CA, Straus S, Flood, CM, Keefe J, Armstrong P, Donner G, Boscart V, Ducharme F, Silvius J, Wolfson M.(2020). Restoring trust COVID-19 and the future of long-term care. Royal Society of Canada.
https//rsc-src.ca/en/restoring-trust-covid-19-and-future-long-term-care. ||LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together||Join hundreds of long-term care and retirement homes strengthening pandemic preparedness, response and recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic has||2/4/2021 4:58:59 PM||10023||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Patient Safety Metrics||3175||General Patient Safety;Healthcare Harm||Toolkits ＆ Guides||7/9/2015 6:19:21 AM||
The Patient Safety Metrics system is no longer available. This decision is the result of a shift in our measurement approach as we focus more on expert measurement consultation and coaching. To access and transfer your data from Patient Safety Metrics, to a location of your choice, please email the Central Measurement Team at email@example.com for information. For more information, please refer to a recording of our webinar held on this subject Measurement Now and Into the Future If you have any questions or require support, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to thank all of the teams who have contributed to Patient Safety Metrics and taken part in our quality improvement audits over the years.
Frequently Asked Questions
||Patient Safety Metrics ||Safer Healthcare Now! Enrolment & Measurement||9/24/2020 8:15:13 AM||23695||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|
|Leading Large Scale Change (Reference List)||3178||General Patient Safety;Improving Culture||Reports ＆ Publications||1/11/2016 10:57:34 PM||
Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of frameworks and strategies for leading large scale change. The intent is that this paper will provide the background for open discussion for the National Patient Safety Consortium. Research suggests that leaders who want wide scale change are more likely to be successful when an explicit model or theory of change is used.
Click here to access Leading Large Scan Change (Reference List)
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Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of frameworks and strategies for leading large scale change. The intent is||9/24/2020 8:14:49 AM||5753||https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources||html||True||aspx|