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
PHSA's #IAmYourNurse campaign has reached more than 1.25 million people, and now it's won three @IABC Silver Leaf Awards, for Employee Engagement, HR & Benefits Communication and Audio Visual. Congrats to all involved, especially @junipil and the nurses who inspired the video! pic.twitter.com/4CuEZXeNTT
— Prov Health Services (@PHSAofBC) October 29, 2019
Researchers at BC Cancer and SFU are conducting a new study exploring Canadian cancer survivors’ preferences for using (not using) cannabis. If you are a cancer survivor interested in participating, please visit https://cc-arcc.ca/cannabis-survivorship-study-2019/ for more information.
If you are free on Thursday, October 10th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. MT, you may wish to attend this free webinar. Based on the description of the session, it is going to be time well spent. Register here.
Join patient partners and thought leaders in an engaging panel discussion on the value of patient and family partnerships. Learn first-hand about what works well for partnering with patients and families, what doesn’t and tips for collaborating on your system transformation and organizational quality improvement initiatives. This webinar features panelists who have a range of collaboration experience, including at organizational, health system and policy maker levels.
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
If you are interacting with patients, here is something important you might want to remember.
If you think you are patient-centred, patient engaged, patient partnered etc. you may want to check your privilege and power.
— Julie Drury (@SolidFooting) August 25, 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.