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10/26/2010 6:00 PM

​​“The Patient Safety Officer Course teaches core competencies and it is important to have staff in your organization who understands the concepts of patient safety. If you don’t have anyone in your organization trained to be a Patient Safety Officer, have them take that course!” -- Linda Hunter. Director, Quality and Patient Safety (The Ottawa Hospital)  

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) are partnering to deliver two sessions of the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course in 2012.  The four-day course is targeted to professionals and leaders who understand the fundamentals of patient safety and have a formal responsibility for disseminating patient safety principles and programs throughout their organization.

Providing information, tools and techniques to advance leading patient safety practices and build a strong patient safety culture in your organization, the course includes interactive workshops, case studies, teambuilding activities, networking, reflective analysis and coaching by patient safety leaders.  Emerging topics in patient safety will be examined and participants will acquire the skills to:

  • Build on basic notions of patient safety and safety culture;
  • Define measurement tools and indicators;
  • Create, implement and maintain a rigorous and focused patient safety program within their organizations;
  • Develop detailed, customized patient safety strategies and implementation plans; and
  • Incorporate patient safety concepts into their inter-professional curriculum.

Courses will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from February 21 to 24, 2012 and Ottawa, Ontario from April 24 to 27, 2012. 

Book early to reserve your seat! Early-bird registration at a discounted rate of $3500 is available until January 10, 2012 for the Vancouver session, or March 1, 2012 for the Ottawa session; the registration fee after those dates is $3900. Register Now!

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