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Medication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project Learning Collaborative366081/15/2019 9:35:30 PMMedication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project – An 18 month learning collaborative What is happening? ​The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will launch a new Safety Improvement Project in January 2019, focusing on medication safety. This learning collaborative approach will be delivered by expert faculty and coaches, and mentoring with be provided over 18 months. Participating teams will learn and apply strategies to decrease readmissions related to medication safety issues at discharge among frail patients. Teams enrolled in the Medication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project will test and implement evidence-informed change ideas to improve patient safety using a quality improvement and knowledge translation/implementation science approach for implementation of medication reconciliation processes at discharge. According to the We Can't Address What We Don't Measure Consistently Building Consensus on Frailty in Canada report produced for the National Institute on Aging, while an individual's health conditions contribute to his or her level of frailty, the number of medications an individual is taking in order to manage those conditions can also contribute to frailty. Polypharmacy - defined as being prescribed five or more medications - is also considered a risk factor for frailty." Participating teams willLearn to identify Frail clients who are at risk for medication safety issues,Learn and apply new processes for medication management at discharge,Learn and utilize Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science techniques to successfully implement and sustain new evidence-based practices for medication safety at transitions,Share key learnings and challenges, and network with colleagues across Canada,Access, share and adopt advanced patient safety knowledge, tools, and resources within a learning network,Improve your team's approach to patient safety while taking action to deliver safer care. 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.How to learn more? You can learn more about the three new Safety Improvement Projects launching in early 2019 at two information webinars held on February 5 and again on February 12, 2019. These two webinars will have the same content and are a great opportunity for you and your team members to learn more about the learning collaborative and get answers to any questions. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now How to apply to the Medication Safety at Care Transitions Safety Improvement Project? Download the Expression of interest and complete the application form for the learning collaborative (pages 4-9). The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019. Expression of Interest Need additional information? For additional information about the upcoming learning collaborative, please contact the planning team at medsafety@cpsi-icsp.ca Important Dates & Fees FAQ Faculty and Project Team Medication Safety at Care Transitions: Safety Improvement ProjectMedication Safety at Care Transitions: Safety Improvement Project – An 18 month learning collaborative What is happening? The Canadian1/17/2019 3:40:22 PM36https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Events35071Events6/4/2015 6:09:31 AM ​​Events1/20/2019 4:49:45 PM58https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/enhtmlTrueaspx
Tools & Resources350663/25/2009 3:33:37 PM​​​​​​​​​ Tools & ResourcesTools & Resources7/27/2017 8:08:17 PM169https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/enhtmlTrueaspx
Enhanced Recovery Canada: Safety Improvement Project372621/11/2019 6:23:38 PMEnhanced Recovery Canada Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative What is happening? The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is set to launch a new Safety Improvement Project focused on surgical best practices for colorectal surgeries in January 2019. This learning collaborative approach will be delivered by expert faculty, and mentoring with be provided over 18 months. Based on evidence-based practices supporting Enhanced Recovery for colorectal surgeries, participants will learn strategies that support better outcomes for surgical patients including an improved patient experience, reduced length of stay, decreased complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions. Enhanced Recovery Canada has developed evidence based clinical pathways based an international program called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery; surgical best practices known to help patients receive optimal care. Enhanced Recovery Canada has the potential to make a significant impact in surgical safety and ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time. Participating teams will Learn to apply the Enhanced Recovery Canada evidence-based principles to develop a more comprehensive approach to patient safety. Work with faculty and coaches to successfully implement ERC principles for colorectal surgeries. Share learning and network with colleagues across Canada. Access, share and adapt advanced patient safety knowledge, tools, and resources within a learning network. Improve your team's approach to patient safety while taking action to deliver safer care. Learn more You can learn more about the three new Safety Improvement Projects launching in early 2019 at two information webinars to be held on February 5 and again on February 12, 2019. These webinars will have the same content and are a great opportunity for you and your team members to learn more about the learning collaborative and get answers to any questions. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now Apply to the Enhanced Recovery Canada Safety Improvement Project Download the Expression of interest and complete the application form for the learning collaborative (pages 4-9). The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2019. Expression of Interest Need additional information? For additional information about the upcoming learning collaborative, please contact the planning team at erc@cpsi-icsp.ca Important Dates & Fees FAQ Faculty and Project Team Testimonials Enhanced Recovery Canada: Safety Improvement ProjectEnhanced Recovery Canada: Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative What is happening? The Canadian Patient Safety1/16/2019 5:17:15 PM77https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Enhanced-Recovery-after-SurgeryhtmlTrueaspx
Teamwork and Communication36597Publication;Framework7/22/2009 8:44:35 PM ​​​Effective teamwork and communication are critical for ensuring high reliability and the safe delivery of care. Teamwork and communication techniques can improve quality and safety, decrease patient harm, promote cross-professional collaboration and the development of common goals, decrease workload issues, and improve staff and patient satisfaction. Building effective teams and improving communication through standardized tools will move effective teamwork forward in Canada and contribute to a culture of patient safety. CPSI is developing a Canadian Framework for Teamwork and Communication to help healthcare providers and organizations integrate tools and resources into practice. Canadian Framework for Teamwork and Communication Appendix A Teamwork and Communication in Healthcare A Literature Review Appendix B Consultation with Health Professionals and Administrators Regarding Teamwork and Communication Appendix C Report on Summary of Team Training Programs Download Canadian Framework for Teamwork and CommunicationEffective Teamwork and Communication to Enhance Patient Safety11/9/2016 8:44:39 PM31https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Safety Improvement Projects36609Framework9/14/2018 2:50:29 PM Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is offering new Safety Improvement Projects designed with a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation integrated learning design for accelerating Patient Safety in Canada. CPSI is working with committed partners to implement and evaluate measurable and sustainable Safety Improvement Projects that align with pan-Canadian priorities. Please sign up to subscribe to our Safety Improvement Project mailing list for updates and to learn more about each of these projects. Consider introducing them in your organization with a goal of supporting higher patient safety standards within your organization and across the country. Sign up The new Safety Improvement Projects are as follows Measurement and Monitoring of Safety creates a culture of safety and reduces harm in your organization. Teamwork and Communication leads to improved patient safety culture and positive patient outcomes. Medication Safety at Care Transitions improves medication safety at discharge for frail, elderly patients with poly-morbidity in your organization. Enhanced Recovery Canada leads to improved outcomes and system efficiencies for colorectal surgery patients. Sign up Each Safety Improvement Project lasts 18 months and uses principles from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series and the Knowledge to Action Framework. The learning design is unique in that it is guided by a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation integrated learning design. 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. Sign up If you have any questions, please email SafetyImprovementProjects@cpsi-icsp.ca Safety Improvement Projects Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is offering new Safety Improvement Projects designed with a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation1/16/2019 5:06:39 PM18https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Examining Tools, Processes & Resources to Promote Communication and Teamwork in the Perioperative Setting36612Report6/21/2018 2:24:27 PM As an action arising from the Surgical Safety Action Plan as part of the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan a report has been developed that examines the tools, processes and resources used to promote communication and teamwork in the perioperative setting. In the Canadian context, CPSI has undertaken the goal of accelerating the pace and dissemination of patient safety improvements by developing a national strategy on patient safety. The purpose of this report was to provide a review of findings from the literature regarding tools and resources that support effective communication and teamwork in the perioperative setting as a key focus in delivering safe surgical care to patients and families. The report provides recommendations for standardizing handover process arising from the literature include engage frontline staff during the development and implementation of the handover processes, address local context, ensure simple and easy to use process. TeamSTEPPS Canada™ provides a structured framework to support teamwork and implementation of patient safety initiatives. Support and creation of patient safety leadership training and infrastructure are crucial for successful implementation and sustainability of any standardized process. Summary Report Examining Tools, Processes & Resources to Promote Communication and Teamwork in the Perioperative SettingAs an action arising from the Surgical Safety Action Plan as part of the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan a report has been developed that6/21/2018 2:55:56 PM5https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Teamwork and Communication: Safety Improvement Project36648Events;Toolkits1/11/2019 10:32:45 PMTeamwork and Communication Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative What is happening? The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will launch a new Safety Improvement Project in January 2019, focused on teamwork and communication. This collaborative learning approach will be delivered by expert faculty and coaches, and mentoring provided over 18 months. Participating teams will be empowered to actively solve local level teamwork and communication issues that are impacting patient safety outcomes. Teams enrolled in the Teamwork and Communication Safety Improvement Project will test and implement evidence-informed change ideas to improve patient safety using a quality improvement and knowledge translation/implementation science approach for implementation of TeamSTEPPS Canada™ tools and resources. Participating teams will Learn how to think differently about teamwork and communication. Identify local level patient safety and quality outcome(s) and processes to be improved. Test and implement evidence-informed change ideas to improve patient safety using TeamSTEPPS Canada™ tools and resources. Access, share and adapt advanced patient safety knowledge, tools, and resources within a learning network. Improve your team's approach to patient safety while taking action to deliver safer care. What is TeamSTEPPS? TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system program developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve institutional collaboration and communication relating to patient safety. TeamSTEPPS Canada™ has been adopted and adapted by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and made available to the Canadian healthcare field. The following image illustrates the TeamSTEPPS Framework. A properly structured patient care team is an enabler for and the result of effective communication, leadership, situation monitoring, and mutual support. Proper team structure can promote teamwork by including a clear leader, involving the patient, and ensuring that all team members commit to their roles in effective teamwork. Communication is the lifeline of a well-functioning team and serves as a coordinating mechanism for teamwork. How to learn more? You can learn more about the three new Safety Improvement Projects launching in early 2019 at two information webinars held on February 5 and again on February 12, 2019. These webinars will have the same content and are a great opportunity for your team members to learn more about the learning collaborative and get answers to any questions. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1200 ET Register Now How to apply to the Teamwork and Communication Safety Improvement Project? Download the Expression of interest and complete the application form for the learning collaborative (pages 4-9). The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019. Expression of Interest Need additional information? For additional information about the upcoming learning collaborative, please contact the planning team at teamworkandcommunication@cpsi-icsp.ca. Important Dates & Fees FAQ Faculty and Project Team Testimonials Teamwork and Communication: Safety Improvement ProjectTeamwork and Communication: Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative What is happening? The Canadian Patient1/15/2019 5:21:18 PM54https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW)36688Events12/8/2009 9:50:43 PM ​​​Welcome to asklistentalk.ca – your home for Canadian Patient Safety Week! Canadian Patient Safety Week #asklistentalk runs October 29 to November 2, 2018. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute invites all Canadians – the public, providers and leaders – to become involved in making patient safety a priority. This year we are focusing on Medication Safety, with the goal of reducing medication errors across Canada. Our theme is Not All Meds Get Along, prompting patients and healthcare professionals to seek medication reviews for at-risk populations.The medication crisis An estimated 37% of seniors in nine provinces received a prescription for a drug that should not be taken by this population. 2 out of 3 Canadians (66%) over the age of 65 take at least 5 different prescription medications – while 27% take at least 10 different prescription medications. In 2016, 1 in 143 Canadian seniors were hospitalized due to harmful effects of their medication. ​ Preventable medication hospitalizations cost over $140 million CAD in direct and indirect healthcare expenditures, with lost productivity, including time off work, adding $12 million in costs. Globally, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at over $55 billion. #NotAllMedsGetAlongShould you ask for a medication review? Are you, or is someone you know, on five or more medications? Have you, or someone you know, been recently discharged from the hospital? Are you concerned about the side effects you're experiencing or seeing in a loved one? Note that patients over the age of 65 are at higher risk from medication complications. #NotAllMedsGetAlongWhat can you do? Patients and caregivers can ask their doctor, nurse or pharmacist for a medication review. Use the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications to guide your conversation. Healthcare providers can recommend a medication review if their patients are at risk. Three quarters of Canadians surveyed are interested in learning how to keep safe in healthcare, with 8 in 10 saying they would like to receive this information from a healthcare provider. Healthcare leaders can support policies that result in safer medication practices. Join us in the World Health Organization's Medication Without Harm Global Challenge Sign up HERE to find out how you can help during Canadian Patient Safety Week, October 29 – November 2! Whether you are a member of the public, a healthcare provider, or leader, we have ways you can help prevent harm and promote medication safety. Canadian Patient Safety Week Events New series of our award winning PATIENT podcasts Medication Safety Webinar "Caption This" Comic Challenge with terrific prizes Medication Safety Quizzes - one for the public, one for healthcare providers! Virtual Screening & Twitter Talk Event of "Falling Through the Cracks Greg's Story" Please explore the Canadian Patient Safety Week links for Tools & Resources, including our upcoming communications toolkit and tools for medication review. Discover stories of medication harm and our award-winning podcast series, PATIENT. We will continue to add new content remember to sign up for updates and the information package HERE.About Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our healthcare system providers, patients, and citizens. Working together, thousands help spread the message to Ask. Listen. Talk.Sponsorship The Canadian Patient Safety Institute invites you to join our network of Canadians – the public, healthcare providers and healthcare leaders – in making patient safety a priority. Click here to see the promotional and branding benefits associated with sponsoring Canadian Patient Safety Week. If your organization is interested in sponsoring CPSW 2018, please contact dcostigan@cpsi-icsp.ca. Sponsorship Package Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact CPSI CommunicationsPhone (780) 409-8090 Toll free 1-866-421-6933 Email CPSW@cpsi-icsp.ca Join the conversation at #asklistentalk​Canadian Patient Safety WeekCanadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW)11/2/2018 5:48:49 PM111https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/EventshtmlTrueaspx
STOP! Clean Your Hands Day36689Events6/3/2015 4:46:05 PM​​​​​​ Clean your hands the bug stops here! #thebugstopshere #thebugstopshere This year's theme is Clean your hands THE BUG STOPS HERE! Cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to prevent infection. We want the bug to stop here. Join us this year as we ask everyone to STOP! Clean Your Hands to stop bugs in their tracks. Whether you're a patient, provider or work in a healthcare setting – if you're involved in the healthcare system, take the time to have a conversation with yourself and ask what you can change today to improve for tomorrow. Here's a run down of what we've got planned for STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2018#thebugstopshere quiz Put your hand hygiene prowess to the test Take the quiz #thebugstopshere webcast Date May 4th, 2018 10amMT/ 12pm ET Want to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance? Join us May 4th to gain a fresh perspective on your hand hygiene program! #thebugstopshere Learn More #thebugstopshere photo contest On May 4th we want you to #STOPCleanYourHands to help save lives. Download and print our photo contest poster below; then use it when you Tweet photos of you cleaning your hands. Use the hashtag #thebugstopshere. Encourage friends, family and colleagues to join the fight against the spread of infection. Prizes to be won. Download If you do not have a Twitter account, you may complete the form to enter Enter Sponsored by ​Partners STOP! Clean Your Hands Day Clean your hands: the bug stops here! #thebugstopshere #thebugstopshere This year's theme is Clean your hands: THE BUG5/11/2018 2:39:18 PM56https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/EventshtmlTrueaspx
Excellence in Patient Engagement for Patient Safety36690Events7/24/2015 10:09:51 AM A Program Recognizing Patient Engagement Leaders and Practices The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, HealthCareCAN and Health Standards Organization, with support from Patients for Patient Safety Canada, have partnered again in the recognition program that aims to identify, celebrate and disseminate leading practices in patient engagement for patient safety. Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2018. A panel of reputable judges will careful consider every nomination to identify the organizations/ teams whose leading practices will be publicly celebrated by the Program’s sponsors. Furthermore, two teams, each consisting of a staff member and a patient partner, will be selected to present about their leading practice at the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) in June. All travel expenses and full registration to NHLC will be covered. Program Description Nomination Form We welcome your questions and suggestions at patients@cpsi-icsp.ca. Excellence in Patient Engagement for Patient Safety2016 Champion Awards10/16/2018 4:05:08 PM27https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/EventshtmlTrueaspx
Home Care Safety36594Report;Research;Toolkits6/5/2014 8:48:12 PM With the release of the Safety at Home A Pan- Canadian Home Care Study (2013), the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) worked with the research team to translate the knowledge acquired from the study into tools, resources and programs for the field. Click on the following links to access resources available to home care providers, clients and families, and policy makers. Resources for home care providers Resources for family caregivers and clients Resources for policy makers and academics​ Home Care SafetyWith the release of the Safety at Home: A Pan- Canadian Home Care Study (2013) , the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the6/29/2016 8:24:53 PM19https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit36595Toolkits;Getting Started Kit;Framework11/24/2011 4:21:24 PM12/2/2015 7:00:00 AM​​​​The Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit is intended to serve as a common document appended to the Safer Healthcare Now! Getting Started Kits. The goal is to help provide a consistent way for teams and individuals to approach the challenge of making changes that result in improvements. Download Improvement Frameworks Getting Started KitThe Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit is intended to serve as a common document appended to the Safer Healthcare Now! Getting Started1/5/2016 6:18:07 PM21https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit36596Toolkits12/18/2014 8:28:40 PMPrevent Patient Safety Incidents and Minimize Harm When They Do Occur When a patient's safety is compromised, or even if someone just comes close to having an incident, you need to know you are taking the right measures to address it, now and in the future. CPSI provides you with practical strategies and resources to manage incidents effectively and keep your patients safe. This integrated toolkit considers the needs and concerns of patients and their families, and how to properly engage them throughout the process. Drawn from the best available evidence and expert advice, this newly designed toolkit is for those responsible for managing patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, and staff training in any healthcare setting. Patient Safety Management Incident Management System Factors For more information, contact us at info@cpsi-icsp.ca.Toolkit Focus and Components The toolkit focuses on patient safety and incident management; it touches on ideas and resources for exploring the broader aspects of quality improvement and risk management. There are three sections to the toolkit Incident management—the actions that follow patient safety incidents (including near misses) Patient safety management—the actions that help to proactively anticipate patient safety incidents and prevent them from occurring System factors—the factors that shape and are shaped by patient safety and incident management (legislation, policies, culture, people, processes and resources). Visual representation of the toolkit. Incident management Resources to guide the immediate and ongoing actions following a patient safety incident (including near misses). We emphasize immediate response, disclosure, how to prepare for analysis, the analysis process, follow-through, how to close the loop and share learning. Patient safety management Resources to guide action before the incident (e.g., plan, anticipate, and monitor to respond to expected and unexpected safety issues) so care is safer today and in the future. We promote a patient safety culture and reporting and learning system. System factors Understanding the factors that shape both patient safety and incident management and identify actions to respond, align, and leverage them is crucial to patient safety. The factors come from different system levels (inside and outside the organization) and include legislation, policies, culture, people, processes and resources.Implementing Patient Safety and Incident Management Processes Consider the following guiding principles when applying the practical strategies and resources. Patient- and family-centred care. The patient and family are at the centre of all patient safety and incident management activities. Engage with patients and families throughout their care processes, as they are an equal partner and essential to the design, implementation, and evaluation of care and services. Safety culture. Culture refers to shared values (what is important) and beliefs (what is held to be true) that interact with a system's structures and control mechanisms to produce behavioural norms. An organization with a safety culture avoids, prevents, and mitigates patient safety risks at all levels. This includes a reporting and learning culture. System perspective. Keep patients safe by understanding and addressing the factors that contribute to an incident at all system levels, redesigning systems, and applying human factor principles. Develop the capability and capacity for effectively assessing the complex system to accurately identify weaknesses and strengths for preventing future incidents. Shared responsibilities. Teamwork is necessary for safe patient care, particularly at transitions in care. It is the best defence against system failures and should be actively fostered by all team members, including patients and families. In a functional teamwork environment, everyone is valued, empowered, and responsible for taking action to prevent patient safety incidents, including speaking up when they see practices that endanger safety.Resources to Support Patient Safety and Incident Management CPSI's toolkit resources are practical tools for patient safety and incident management, compiled with input from experts and contributing organizations. You may not require all of them when managing an incident, so please use your discretion in selecting the tools most appropriate for your needs.Toolkit Development and Maintenance CPSI accessed a variety of qualified experts and organizations to compile this practical and evidence-based toolkit. The process included Assigning a CPSI team with support from a writer with experience in the field Seeking advice from an expert faculty that included patient and family representatives Basing the content on the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework Engaging key stakeholders via focus groups and collecting evidence from peer-reviewed journals and publicly available literature The toolkit will be updated every year to keep it relevant. We welcome feedback on what is helpful, what can be improved, and content enhancements at info@cpsi-icsp.ca.Patient Safety and Incident Management ToolkitPrevent Patient Safety Incidents and Minimize Harm When They Do Occur When a patient's safety is compromised, or even if someone just comes close to6/19/2017 4:19:43 PM45https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
The Safety Competencies Framework36599Publication;Framework4/14/2009 11:53:32 PM ​​​Achieve safe patient care by incorporating our framework The Safety Competencies into your healthcare organization’s educational programs and professional development activities. Patient safety, defined as the reduction and mitigation of unsafe acts within the healthcare system, and the use of best practices shown to lead to optimal patient outcomes, is a critical aspect of quality healthcare. Download Flyer Educating healthcare providers about patient safety and enabling them to use the tools and knowledge to build and maintain a safe system is critical to creating one of the safest health systems in the world. The Safety Competencies is a highly relevant, clear, and practical framework designed for all healthcare professionals. Created by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), The Safety Competencies has six core competency domains Domain 1 Contribute to a Culture of Patient Safety – A commitment to applying core patient safety knowledge, skills, and attitudes to everyday work. Domain 2 Work in Teams for Patient Safety – Working within interprofessional teams to optimize patient safety and quality of care.. Domain 3 Communicate Effectively for Patient Safety – Promoting patient safety through effective healthcare communication.. Domain 4 Manage Safety Risks – Anticipating, recognizing, and managing situations that place patients at risk.. Domain 5 Optimize Human and Environmental Factors – Managing the relationship between individual and environmental characteristics in order to optimize patient safety.. Domain 6 Recognize, Respond to, and Disclose Adverse Events – Recognizing the occurrence of an adverse event or close call and responding effectively to mitigate harm to the patient, ensure disclosure, and prevent recurrence.. This valuable framework includes 20 key competencies, 140 enabling competencies, 37 knowledge elements, 34 practical skills, and 23 essential attitudes that can lead to safer patient care and quality improvement. CPSI encourages its stakeholders, national, provincial, and territorial health organizations, associations, and governments; and universities and colleges to play a role in engaging stakeholders and spreading the word about this program so that healthcare professionals recognize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to enhance patient safety across the spectrum of care. For further information, please email safetycomp@cpsi-icsp.ca.The Safety CompetenciesThe Safety Competencies: Message from the CEO9/12/2017 8:43:40 PM34https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Weight-Based Dosing Summary: Physician Support Tool36603Guide8/27/2015 7:39:20 PM ​​​​The Weight-Based Dosing Summary Physician Support Tool is a comprehensive, 4 page resource adapted from the Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Getting Started Kit (2014). It provides a concise table and supporting references regarding evidence based recommended doses, administration and re-dosing intervals for commonly used antimicrobials prescribed for surgical prophylaxis. The Weight-Based Dosing Summary Physician Support Tool can be posted in your work area as an efficient reference guide to support improved antibiotic prophylaxis; reducing the risk of surgical infection. Download Weight-Based Dosing Summary: Physician Support ToolThe Weight-Based Dosing Summary: Physician Support Tool is a comprehensive, 4 page resource adapted from the Surgical Site Infections (SSI)11/9/2016 8:53:22 PM18https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian Guide36605Guide4/25/2017 3:01:50 PM During the past decade, we have seen evidence that when healthcare providers work closely with patients and their families, we can achieve great things. The healthcare system will be safer, and patients will have better experiences and health outcomes when patients, families, and the public are fully engaged in program and service design and delivery. Patient involvement is also important in monitoring, evaluating, setting policy and priorities, and governance. This work is not easy and may even be uncomfortable at first. Providers may need to let go of control, change behaviours to listen and understand patients more effectively, brainstorm ideas together, build trust, and incorporate many different perspectives. Patients may need to participate more actively in decisions about their care. Leaders must support all this work by revising practices to embed patient engagement in their procedures, policies, and structures. But finding different and innovative ways to work together, even when it's challenging, benefits everyone. When patients and healthcare providers partner effectively, the results are powerful. We invite you to join us in advancing this work. We welcome diverse perspectives and beliefs to challenge the status quo. Let's explore ways to shape new behaviours, using everyone's unique perspectives and courage to make healthcare a safe and positive experience. 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. Download Better yet, bookmark this page. This resource is updated regularly. To ensure you are accessing the most up-to-date version, we recommend that you bookmark this page for future reference. Who is this guide for? The guide is for anyone involved with patient engagement, including Patients and families interested in how to partner in their own care to ensure safety Patient partners interested in how to help improve patient safety Providers interested in creating collaborative care relationships with patients and families Managers and leaders responsible for patient engagement, patient safety, and/or quality improvement Anyone else interested in partnering with patients to develop care programs and systems While the guide focuses primarily on patient safety, many engagement practices apply to other areas, including quality, research, and education. The guide is designed to support patient engagement in any healthcare sector. What is the purpose of the guide? This extensive resource, based on evidence and leading practices, helps patients and families, patient partners, providers, and leaders work together more effectively to improve patient safety. Working collaboratively, we can more proactively identify risks, better support those involved in an incident, and help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. Together we can shape safe, high-quality care delivery, co-design safer care systems, and continuously improve to keep patients safe.What is included in the guide? Evidence-based guidance Practical patient engagement practices Consolidated information, resources, and tools Supporting evidence and examples from across Canada Experiences from patients and families, providers, and leaders Outstanding questions about how to strengthen current approaches Strategies and policies to meet standards and organizational practice requirementsChapter summariesEngaging patients as partners Why partner on patient safety and quality Current state of patient engagement across Canada Evidence of patient engagement benefits and impact Challenges and enablers to patient engagement Embedding and sustaining patient engagement Read More Partners at the point of care Partnering in patient safety Partnering in incident management Read More Partners at organizational and system levels Preparing to partner Partnering in patient safety Partnering in incident management Read More Evaluating patient engagement Introduction to evaluating patient engagement Evaluating patient engagement at the point of care Evaluating patient engagement at the organizational level Evaluating patient engagement integration Read More Click here to learn how and why was the guide developed. ​ ​​ Citation Patient Engagement Action Team. 2017. Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian Guide. Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Last modified February 2018. Available at www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/engagingpatients Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian GuideDuring the past decade, we have seen evidence that when healthcare providers work closely with patients and their families, we can achieve great7/24/2018 7:34:54 PM43https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Questions Are the Answer36606Checklists;Patient and Family Resource7/14/2016 9:07:34 PMTips and Tools for Talking to Your Healthcare Team Empower yourself with information and tools to help you ask good questions, connect with the right people, and learn as much as you can to keep you or a family member safe while receiving healthcare. Questions Are the Answer helps you effectively prepare for making decisions about medical treatment options by asking the right questions of your healthcare team. It considers topics for before, during, and after appointments, using past, present, and future medicines, medical tests, and surgeries. Always use these resources before you attend any healthcare appointment Questions to ask before an appointment Questions to ask during an appointment Questions to ask after an appointment Overall question checklist SHIFT to Safety helps you advocate for your healthcare safety. Shift your focus to what really matters—the patient. Are you a provider? Please share this valuable resource with your patients! For more information, contact us at info@cpsi-icsp.ca. Internet Citation Be More Involved in Your Health Care. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.Questions Are the AnswerTips and Tools for Talking to Your Healthcare Team Empower yourself with information and tools to help you ask good questions, connect with the4/5/2017 7:20:44 PM28https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Sepsis: Prevention, Early Identification and Response: Getting Started Kit Components36610Getting Started Kit;Guide2/24/2016 8:43:33 PM Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition involving the body's response to a severe infection. It manifests in various ways and may involve fever, low blood pressure, and dysfunction in vital organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs.Sepsis affects 30,000 Canadians each year, and over one-third of these will die if not treated appropriately. As with polytrauma, heart attack, and stroke, the speed and appropriateness of therapy improves patient outcomes.The Sepsis Getting Started Kit provides you with evidence-based resources to assist you in decreasing sepsis rates in your organization as well as in improving clinical outcomes from septic patients. This free resource contains clinical information, information on the science of improvement, and everything you need to know to start using the intervention.Drawn from the best available evidence and expert advice, and regularly updated, the Sepsis Getting Started Kit will help to decrease the morbidity and mortality from sepsis in hospitalized patients through a structured approach to prevention, early identification and response to sepsis.Getting Started Kit The Sepsis Getting Started Kit is divided into five sections Section 1 Prevention, Identification and Response to Sepsis Section 2 Pediatric Sepsis Section 3 Maternal Sepsis Section 4 Measurement – Technical Descriptions and Data Screens Section 5 Sample Checklists and Other Tools Want to learn more? Download the complete Sepsis Getting Started Kit Download This document was updated in September 2015 The Model for Improvement is designed to accelerate the pace of improvement using the PDSA cycle; a "trial and learn" approach to improvement based on the scientific method. Please refer to the Improvement Frameworks GSK (2015) for additional information. For more information, email info@saferhealthcarenow.ca or call 1-866-421-6933Sepsis: Prevention, Early Identification and Response: Getting Started Kit Components Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition involving the body's response to a severe infection. It manifests in various ways and may involve fever, low6/1/2017 9:57:42 AM27https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety36615Toolkits2/23/2010 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.Effective Governance for Quality and Patient SafetyEffective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety: A Toolkit for Healthcare Board Members and Senior Leaders4/24/2018 5:35:19 PM42https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Researcher in the Room Webinar Series36616Presentation7/14/2015 8:50:26 AM​​​Beginning in April 2015, CPSI will hold a series of webinars that highlight recent research funded by CPSI. These one-hour informal webinars with the investigators will be of interest not only to researchers, but also to patients, patient safety and quality improvement leaders, and employees of health care organizations. The Researcher in the Room Webinar Series is an opportunity to meet the researchers, learn about the latest findings, and contribute to the discussions in patient safety. Stay tuned for upcoming webinars, which will include ​Webinar​​ Date​ ​Promoting Real-time Improvements in Safety for the Elderly (PRISE) ​April 15, 2015 Spotlight on Students ​May 29, 2015 ​Paediatric Patient Safety ​June 23, 2015 Researcher in the Room Webinar Series Beginning in April 2015, CPSI will hold a series of webinars that highlight   recent research funded by CPSI. These one-hour informal webinars2/24/2016 6:05:24 PM9https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Incident Analysis36617Framework;Publication4/19/2011 9:12:41 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Analyze, manage, and learn from patient safety incidents in any healthcare setting with the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. Incident analysis is a structured process for identifying what happened, how and why it happened, what can be done to reduce the risk of recurrence and make care safer, and what was learned. It is an integral activity in the incident management continuum, which represents the activities and processes that surround a patient safety incident. The framework was developed collaboratively by CPSI, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Saskatchewan Health, Patients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient-led program of CPSI), Paula Beard, Carolyn Hoffman, and Micheline Ste-Marie and is based on the 2006 Canadian Root Cause Analysis Framework. Download To learn more about the framework and the resources available, you can click here to watch the information webinars recorded. The following resources have been carefully selected to support you in implementing the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. To contribute a resource or to provide feedback, please email analysis@cpsi-icsp.ca. To learn more about the framework and the learning opportunities available click here. Incident AnalysisRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)6/20/2016 3:47:55 PM46https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Five Questions to Ask about your Medications36619Patient and Family Resource;Checklists;Toolkits2/25/2016 8:39:10 PM Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications For patients who require multiple medications or who are transitioning between treatments, safety can become a concern. You or your loved one may be at risk of fragmented care, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. To be an active partner in your health, you need the right information to use your medications safely. Download CPSI has teamed up with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists to create a list of top questions to help patients and their caregivers have a conversation about medications with their healthcare provider. 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? Please share this valuable resource with your patients! Visit ISMP Canada for additional resources and endorsements Click here for Additional resources Click here to endorse and add your organizations logo For more information, contact medrec@ismp-canada.org.Five Questions to Ask about your Medications Ask the Right Questions about Your Medications For patients who require multiple medications or who are transitioning between treatments, safety can4/5/2017 7:26:26 PM37https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Medication Bar Code System Implementation Planning – a Resource Guide36620Guide;Publication2/5/2014 9:27:38 PM​​This comprehensive resource document has been written for use by senior practice leaders involved with medication management and system development, and by their executive leadership colleagues responsible for strategic funding and system acquisition. The purpose of this document is to review the need for automated identification (e.g., bar coding) of medications within both community‐based (e.g., nursing homes) and institutional (e.g., hospital and ambulatory) care. It is hoped that a better understanding of relevant issues will accelerate the adoption of innovative and safer medication processes within the Canadian healthcare system thus creating a medication system that protects Canadian patients from preventable and potentially serious harm. Its release represents the final phase of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Bar Coding Project, co‐led by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Its development has incorporated input and received support from major Canadian healthcare practice organizations, such as the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Access Now The guide has four sections A Bar Code Primer for Leaders Building the Case for Automated Identification of Medications Implementation Considerations ReferencesMedication Bar Code System Implementation Planning – a Resource Guide This comprehensive resource document has been written for use by senior practice leaders involved with medication management and system8/22/2016 8:18:37 PM12https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada36621Report7/25/2015 2:52:36 AM ​​​ Patients rightfully expect safe care, and health care providers work to provide care that results in better health and safe outcomes for patients. Unfortunately, events that harm patients do occur while care is being provided or as a result of that care. Many of these events that cause harm are preventable using current knowledge and practices. "Never events" are patient safety incidents that result in serious patient harm or death, and are preventable using organizational checks and balances. Download An Action Team from the National Patient Safety Consortium has sought consensus on the top priorities for Canadian never events in health care. The current focus is on events that can occur while a patient is admitted in a health care facility, where care providers have a high amount of control over care. The Never Events Action Team includes the following experts, and patient representatives Atlantic Health Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council Canadian Patient Safety Institute Health Quality Council of Alberta Health Quality Ontario Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety New Brunswick Health Council Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Safety and Quality Committee Patients for Patient Safety Canada (a patient led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute) Our work aims to provide some areas and targets for continually improving patient safety. We believe various strategies can be effective in identifying and reducing never events, including cultural changes, reporting and learning systems, identification of opportunities for improvement and continuous improvement supported by measurement and evaluation. The Incident Management Toolkit is an available tool from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and designed to help healthcare organizations prevent patient safety incidents and minimize harm when incidents do occur. Click here to access the final report on Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada.Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada Patients rightfully expect safe care, and health care providers work to provide care that results in better health and safe outcomes5/24/2016 4:37:34 AM34https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
A Framework for Establishing a Patient Safety Culture36622Framework2/14/2018 4:54:19 PMPatient Safety Culture "Bundle" for CEOs/Senior Leaders What is the Patient Safety Culture "Bundle"? Strengthening a safety culture necessitates interventions that simultaneously enable, enact and elaborate in a way that is attuned to the existing culture. Through a literature review of more than 60 resources, a Patient Safety Culture Bundle has been created and validated through interviews with Canadian thought leaders. The Bundle is based on a set of evidence-based practices that must all be applied in order to deliver good care. All components are required to improve the patient safety culture. The Patient Safety Culture "Bundle" for CEOs and Senior Leaders encompasses key concepts of safety science, implementation science, just culture, psychological safety, staff safety/health, patient and family engagement, disruptive behavior, high reliability/resilience, patient safety measurement, frontline leadership, physician leadership, staff engagement, teamwork/communication, and industry-wide standardization/alignment. Download a one-pager of the Patient Safety Culture Bundle for CEOs/Senior Leaders Why was this Bundle created? A patient safety culture is difficult to operationalize. Improving safety requires an organizational culture that enables and prioritizes patient safety. The importance of culture change needs to be brought to the forefront, rather than taking a backseat to other safety activities. The National Patient Safety Consortium Education Working Group verified the critical role senior leadership plays in ensuring patient safety is an organizational priority. A Working group of partners, led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), HealthCareCAN and the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) were brought together to establish a framework and advance this work. How can I use the Patient Safety Culture Bundle? The key components required for a Patient Safety Culture are identified under three pillars ENABLING ENACTING LEARNING Within each pillar you will find links to valuable tools and resources to help your efforts in establishing and sustaining a patient safety culture. (coming soon)Are you looking to establish and sustain a culture of safety? We are committed to providing a robust framework to advance a safety culture. The Bundle is a dynamic tool that will be continually updated. We invite you to check back often for more links and resources. We also need your participation and input to ensure the Bundle is current and relevant. Please forward any links or comments to info@cpsi-icsp.ca. Testimonials "Patient safety and healthcare quality are advanced when boards and senior leaders are committed to it and are able to show evidence of that commitment. Missing until now is a concise "how to" guide. The Patient Safety bundle for Leaders fills that gap." Catherine Gaulton, CEO, HIROC "Leadership is critical to developing a patient safety culture and building leadership capacity requires a vision of the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to achieve this. The Patient Safety Leadership Bundle provides this and will be a practical tool for health leaders across the healthcare continuum to assess their personal capabilities. It will also provide both organizations and the system, as a whole, a checklist for what's missing from our collective leadership education toolkits so that we can strategically respond to these needs. HealthCareCAN is committed to the spread of this tool across the country as part of a cultural shift to safety and a drive towards high-reliability culture." Dale Schierbeck, Vice-President, Learning & Development, HealthCareCAN and Co-Chair, Patient Safety Education for Leaders Working A Framework for Establishing a Patient Safety CulturePatient Safety Culture "Bundle" for CEOs/Senior Leaders What is the Patient Safety Culture "Bundle"? Strengthening a safety11/7/2018 4:58:32 PM14https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Patient Concern Resolution Process36625Guide;Patient and Family Resource;Toolkits4/19/2011 6:12:38 PM​​​Every patient experience should be safe. Patients, residents, clients, and their families can be active partners in safe care. Help ensure a safe patient experience with information, tools, tips, and resources for patients and their families. Patient Concern Resolution Process If you have a question or a concern about the healthcare services you have received, there are several options that may be available. You may be able to resolve the problem simply by talking to your healthcare provider—a physician, a nurse, someone else directly involved in your care, or the appropriate supervisor. Your healthcare provider is in the best position to address your questions and concerns. If your questions or concerns are still not fully addressed, you can Talk to the healthcare organization or regional health authority that provided the care. Some have a patient relations officer, client representative, or patient advocate to assist you with the process. If you have specific concerns about the conduct of a healthcare provider, comments should be directed to the appropriate professional regulatory body, such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Registered Nurses Association, or other health professions’ regulatory authorities. Regulatory bodies generally have their own concern-handling bylaws, policies, or procedures, and they can assist you. You may be asked to put your concern in writing and identify yourself so that the issue can be thoroughly investigated. If none of the above options results in the resolution of your question or concern, you may wish to contact the ministry of health in the province where you received your care. If your concerns are still not addressed, you may be able to appeal through various mechanisms including the provincial/territorial ombudsman or a similar advocacy body. For more information Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan The Northwest Territories Yukon Please note If you received healthcare services in the Province of Quebec and have a question or concern about those services, please refer to the following website for information regarding resolution of your concern msss.gouv.qc.ca/reseau/plaintes.php As it is recognized that the patient's family or another advocate may be included in the concern resolution process, the term "patient" includes family members or advocates.Patient Concern Resolution ProcessEvery patient experience should be safe. Patients, residents, clients, and their families can be active partners in safe care. Help ensure a safe6/13/2017 7:42:45 PM18https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Surgical Safety in Canada: A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data36626Report4/8/2016 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. Summary 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 provide4/11/2016 5:18:04 PM26https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Canadian Disclosure Guidelines36630Guide;Publication4/18/2011 4:05:57 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Disclosure Guidelines build on various patient safety initiatives currently under way across Canada and assist and support healthcare providers, inter-professional teams, organizations, and regulators. These guidelines symbolize a commitment to patients’ right to be informed if they are involved in a patient safety incident by promoting a clear and consistent approach to disclosure, emphasizing the importance of inter-professional teamwork, and supporting learning from patient safety incidents. The development of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines is a significant achievement in healthcare in Canada.​ Download Canadian Disclosure Guidelines (November 2011) Backgrounder Development of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines (2006) The Impact of Disclosure on Litigation (2007)​Canadian Disclosure Guidelines: Being open with patients and familiesThe Canadian Disclosure Guidelines build on various patient safety initiatives currently under way across Canada and assist and support healthcare6/20/2016 8:35:25 PM46https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx
Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Webinar Series 201836631Events1/29/2018 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 Series​Webinar 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 2018The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is pleased to announce a new six-part webinar series focused on Knowledge Translation and Implementation6/27/2018 8:43:26 PM11https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResourceshtmlTrueaspx