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Archive: October 6, 2016

Ensuring patients are safe remains a major challenge for Canadian healthcare organisations and systems. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) new initiative, SHIFT to Safety, has been launched to address these challenges, to help the public, providers and leaders work better together to improve teamwork, communication, leadership and patient safety culture.

Please join us on October 6th as Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Dr. Kathy Suh discuss how to take your improvement efforts to the next level by focusing on behavior change and implementation science.


Guest Speakers:

Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen. He moved to Canada in 2002.His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice. Jeremy is: a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute; a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dr. Kathryn Suh is the Medical Director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ottawa Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is an infectious diseases physician at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus. 

She graduated from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada (MD) and trained in internal medicine adult infectious diseases at the University of Ottawa, and in hospital epidemiology and infection control at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. She has a Master's degree in Epidemiology from Queen's University (Kingston ON). She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

Research interests include hand hygiene, antimicrobial resistance, and influencing behavior change related to infection control and stewardship.

Objectives for the call:

This webinar will shift the focus from WHAT you are doing with your improvement efforts, instead shedding light on the importance of HOW you are doing it!