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10/20/2010 6:00 PM

​​​An exciting line-up of webinars is scheduled to support your activities during Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW).  We invite you and your colleagues to join us for these informative online sessions:

Register Now for the Canadian Patient Safety Week Webinar

Series! Friday, October 29, 2010 (12:00 Noon EST)

Official Launch of Canadian Patient Safety Week
Hugh MacLeod, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute will kick-off 2010 Canadian Patient Safety Week.

Monday, November 1, 2010 (12:00 Noon EST)

Patient Perspective – Claire’s Story
Beverley Clarke, Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Program, Eastern Health and Raeline McGrath, Patients for Patient Safety Canada will present “Claire’s Story” -  about a preventable ventilator-induced lung injury that tragically resulted in death and how positive changes in culture, mindset and clinical practice can help prevent adverse events. To learn more about Claire’s story, visit the CPSW website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 (12:00 Noon EST)

Medication Reconciliation – State of the Union
Marg Colquhoun, ISMP Canada will provide an introduction to medication safety and outline what Medication Reconciliation involves, including tips for providers and  health sectors across the continuum.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (12:00 Noon EST)

The Basics of Measurement for Improvement using the new Patient Safety Metrics System
Virginia Flintoft and Alexandru Titeu from the Central Measurement Team will review the steps involved in collecting, entering and submitting data to Safer Healthcare Now!  using the new Patient Safety Metrics system.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (2:00 pm EST)

New Approach to Controlling Superbugs
Dr. Michael Gardam, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Infectious Disease Prevention & Control will highlight how positive deviance is making a difference in the control of superbugs.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 (12:00 Noon EST)

“Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) as an Accreditation Canada ROP: Knowledge and Tools for Success”
Dr. William Geerts and Artemis Diamantouros, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, will provide the evidence supporting thromboprophylaxis as a major patient safety initiative and the tools and strategies to improve use of VTE prophylaxis at your institution.

To register for a webinar, or to obtains updates on the presenters and topics, please visit