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8/21/2011 6:00 PM

​​CPSI and CAPHC formalize a working relationship

​The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) have signed an agreement to formalize their relationship and build on the collaborative efforts to advance patient safety for Canadian infants, children and youth across the continuum of care.

“CAPHC is a recognized leader and advocate for advancing the improvement of healthcare for Canada’s children and youth and this partnership builds on the work we have been doing in recent years and further strengthens our efforts to align priorities to make healthcare safer,” says Hugh MacLeod, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “By working together we can leverage our collective resources to maximize outcomes and minimize duplication of efforts toward a safer healthcare system for all Canadians.”

“With increased coordination and partnering we can ensure a sharper focus and better integration to improve patient safety in paediatric healthcare organizations,” says Elaine Orrbine, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAPHC.  “Formalizing our relationship with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute will help to advance the work we are doing in patient safety and further engage in programs, strategies and initiatives to ensure safe care for the Canadian child and youth populations.”

CAPHC and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute agree to promote and integrate each other’s work.  The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will support CAPHC patient safety initiatives including the paediatric trigger tool; medication safety interventions such as high alert medication delivery, opioid safety, and paediatric medication reconciliation; and the patient safety listserv.  CAPHC will lead or participate in specific Canadian Patient Safety Institute programs and projects related to children and youth, such as Safer Healthcare Now! interventions, engage in demonstration projects related to Governance, the Patient Safety Education Program (PSEP-Canada); integration of the Safety Competencies into practice environments, and adoption of bar coding technology in paediatric health centres.