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Enhanced Recovery Canada: Safety Improvement Project – An 18-month learning collaborative

What is happening?

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is set to launch a new Safety Improvement Project focused on surgical best practices for colorectal surgeries in January 2019. This learning collaborative approach will be delivered by expert faculty, and mentoring with be provided over 18 months. Based on evidence-based practices supporting Enhanced Recovery for colorectal surgeries, participants will learn strategies that support better outcomes for surgical patients including: an improved patient experience, reduced length of stay, decreased complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions.

Please email erc@cpsi-icsp.ca for a Word version of the Expression of Interest. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified.

Enhanced Recovery Canada has developed evidence based clinical pathways based on an international program called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery; surgical best practices known to help patients receive optimal care. Enhanced Recovery Canada has the potential to make a significant impact in surgical safety and ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time.

Participating teams will:

  • Learn to apply the Enhanced Recovery Canada evidence-based principles to develop a more comprehensive approach to patient safety.
  • Work with faculty and coaches to successfully implement ERC principles for colorectal surgeries.
  • Share learning and network with colleagues across Canada.
  • Access, share and adapt advanced patient safety knowledge, tools, and resources within a learning network.
  • Improve your team's approach to patient safety while taking action to deliver safer care.

Learn more

You can learn more about the three new Safety Improvement Projects launching in early 2019 at two information webinars to be held on February 5 and again on February 12, 2019.  These webinars will have the same content and are a great opportunity for you and your team members to learn more about the learning collaborative and get answers to any questions.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1200 ET


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1200 ET

Apply to the Enhanced Recovery Canada Safety Improvement Project

Please email erc@cpsi-icsp.ca for a Word version of the Expression of Interest. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified.

Need additional information?

For additional information about the upcoming learning collaborative, please contact the planning team at erc@cpsi-icsp.ca