Let's redefine #PatientSafety together! The definition of #PatientSafety has evolved over time & continues to change in response to the world around us. Learn more about the history in our new blog & help us chart the path to a new definition in a new way: https://t.co/VZXUX1XAcN pic.twitter.com/H94EWzOXXz— Healthcare Excellence CA | Excellence en santé CA (@HE_ES_Canada) January 4, 2022
What does “patient safety” mean?
The University Health Network Open Lab team is working closely with the safety team at Healthcare Excellence Canada on their Defining Safety project. The goal of this project is to understand perspectives on the definition and future of patient safety from patients, caregivers, professionals, and leaders across Canada.
As a means of obtaining insights and ideas from Canadians, a ‘thought exchange’ about patient safety has been created. This exchange is a completely anonymous platform that provides space for participants to describe what they think the salient features are that should be included in a definition of patient safety.
If you live in Canada and want to join in the conversation on patient safety, click here.
In a joint letter, four mayors in Alberta appeal to all Albertans to write members of the provincial government. Read the following article to discover why this appeal has been made.
If you are interested in Patient-Oriented Research, why not join Beverley Pomeroy and Lisa Ridgeway for SPORCast? This bi-weekly podcast discusses the Standards for Patient-Oriented Research from the west coast of Canada. To listen to previous podcasts and more, including the conversation with Andre Picard, check out the SPORCast podcast page.
Visiting hours have been eliminated from ALL Calgary hospitals. Their removal reduces patient falls, medical errors and increases the patient experience. To learn more about this exciting change, click here
Today, December 16, 2019, is the day that Vanessa’s Law takes effect. What this means is that starting today, all hospitals in Canada must report serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents. This is a very special day for patient safety in Canada!
Pilots care about fatigue management because they know that 1) physiologically, we all preform poorly when fatigued and 2) they are in the plane, too, and don’t want to crash.— Shannon McNamara, MD (@ShannonOMac) December 15, 2019
What does it say about physicians that we ignore the science of fatigue management? Disappointing. https://t.co/bCkPFb9AOW
On September 17, we will recognize #WorldPatientSafetyDay with a viewing of a documentary "To Err is Human," alongside @Patient_Safety, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, @HSO_world & @CAEHealthcare.
— The Partnership (@CancerStratCA) September 13, 2019
As you may be aware, more and more residents from the US are purchasing their prescription drugs from Canada, due to the lower prices. While this is increasing sales for pharmaceutical companies and their associates, there is a something more important that must be considered. Namely, what effect are the sales of Canadian medicine to our US neighbours having on Canada and we Canadians?
According to a number of professional groups, the outcome of these prescription sales may result in drug shortages Canada. This, in turn, can have negative repercussions on the healthcare of Canadians. As a letter sent by groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor states, “‘The Canadian medicine supply is not sufficient to support both Canadian and U.S. consumers…The supply simply does not, and will not, exist within Canada to meet such demands.”of the potential for increasing drug shortages.'” Read more about this here.