Doctors in rural communities around Alberta are leaving, retiring or changing their services. Why is it occurring and who is responsible? For answers to these and other questions, check out this article.
COVID-19 has brought about many changes, one of which can include how we access healthcare. Not surprisingly, there are many questions people are asking themselves including: When should I go to an emergency room? Is diagnostic testing for non-COVID-19-related issues being done? How does a person see a specialist? Can I make an appointment to see my personal physician? If so, how is this done?
In the video below, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe looks at these and other questions and explains how to get the care needed during the ongoing pandemic.
WEBINAR: Keeping Seniors Safe— Patients for Patient Safety Canada (@patients4safety) May 6, 2020
Join us for this patient-led webinar to identify safety risks together & explore practical solutions for seniors. The ideas are drawn from real life experiences noting how #COVID19 impacted seniors.
Register: https://t.co/yFLIgR5pXc #patientsafety pic.twitter.com/kRqJnHH5jC
A short but powerful video. Definitely one worth watching.
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
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 live in Saskatoon or area, this is something you will want to check out. Atlthough this true event is incredibly sad, Greg’s Story has the potential of bringing about some positive changes to healthcare. In doing so, the hope is to see fewer people falling through the cracks.
Click here for more information and to register.