April 2016 - The Patient Safety Education (PSE) Leads group has been meeting since Oct 2015 to discuss and advance the priorities of the education action plan. In this short time the group has begun to focus on how best to approach the actions that will provide the most impact and ultimately achieve our goals by 2018. Action Teams have completed one action and have begun to work on two additional actions from the 12 actions identified in the PSE action plan.
The first to get started are actions under the theme of "quality and patient safety education for leaders". The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are the co-leads for this action item, and it is inclusive of a three part approach. First, it will aim to confirm partnership interests and establish a working group (completed), second, it will serve to identify resources in the system that should be profiled as key resources for building leadership capability in patient safety, and last, an action will focus on the knowledge translation element.
Another action which is currently underway is aligned to the "patient safety and quality improvement curricula, content, design, and delivery" theme area. Three actions are tied to this theme with 5 co-lead organizations –including the Health Quality Council of Alberta, University of Calgary, Queen's University, SIM-one and the Canadian Medical Protective Association. These co-leads convened a first working group meeting to introduce a guiding framework that could be used to anchor Patient Safety and Quality Improvement curricula for educators.