Archive: November 22, 2016
Have you ever struggled to unite a team on an improvement project? Or have you ever been in a situation where lack of communication has hindered your improvement efforts?
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute's new initiative, SHIFT to Safety, has been launched to address these types of challenges, to help the public, providers and leaders work better together to improve teamwork, communication, leadership and patient safety
culture.If so, this call is for you!
Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw
Dr. 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.
Artemis Diamantouros is a Knowledge Translation Pharmacist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and also continued her studies at U of T to complete a Master of Education degree with a focus on Health Professions Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences focusing on Knowledge Translation and preparing Pharmacists for Practice Change.
Over the last 7 years, Artemis has also served as the intervention coordinator for the Venous Thromboembolism Prevention initiative with Safer Healthcare Now. In this role, she had the privilege of working with healthcare teams across the country guiding them in their implementation of VTE prophylaxis strategies.
Kim Streitenberger, is a Project Lead at ISMP Canada, and has a certificate in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from the University of Toronto. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of clinical, quality improvement, and patient safety experience. Kim was a recipient of the OHA Health Achieve Patient Safety Award in 2005 and the Baxter Guardian Scholarship for Excellence in Patient Safety in 2010. She has been a member of the MedRec national faculty since 2007. Within her current role Kim has accountability for national medication reconciliation and safe labelling and packaging initiatives.
Susan McNeill is a mastered-prepared registered nurse who has a passion for dignified, quality care of older adults. She has a background in clinical nursing, program development, education and population health promotion. Since 2012 she has been a Program Manager with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario and her focus at the RNAO is the development and implementation of evidence-based best practice guidelines relevant to older adults.
Susan represents RNAO in her role as the Safer Healthcare Now Falls Intervention Lead. She collaborates with the team at CPSI/SHN and the falls faculty in a mutual goal to prevent falls and reduce injury due to falls.