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​​​This plenary provides PSEP – Canada Trainers with an overview of the patient safety movement and the shift to systems-based solutions for improving both safety and quality in healthcare. It summarizes progress to date, discusses challenges, and outlines a way forward. It welcomes all participants in healthcare to commit to being part of the solution.

This module will teach you about:

  • the magnitude of the problem (large numbers of people are harmed);
  • the paradoxical role of progress in increasing complexity and risk; and
  • the challenges faced by provider communities in ensuring safety and transforming cultures.

Learning Objectives include: 

  • understanding the systemic risks that face patients today
  • identifying the need for a transformed approach to providing safe, reliable care

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         This document was revised in September 2017.

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