The impact of patient harm in Canada is significant. Our healthcare system ranks ninth in the world1, and we know one in every 18 hospital stays in Canada results in a harmful event. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has raised awareness, created community, built improvement capability, championed the patient voice and effective patient partnerships, and influenced policy and practice to improve patient safety in Canada.
leaders from more than 100 organizations and 27 patient and family members contributed to an Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan
of participants in CPSI learning sessions reported an increase in patient safety awareness and/or knowledge
impressions of #ASKLISTENTALK during Canadian Patient Safety Week promoted medication safety
The efforts of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute are making a difference in reducing preventable harm.
The work of the National Patient Safety Consortium to advance a common agenda for patient safety through the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan wrapped up in 2017-18. Through these efforts, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute partnered with 106 healthcare organizations and completed 58 actions in the spirit of collaboration and shared leadership. While the rates of harm remain staggering, advancements have been made to implement and sustain effective systems and practices. In this section, learn more about the collective efforts to advance safety in surgical care, medication, home care, infection prevention and control, and patient safety education.Read More
Healthcare organizations across the country are making changes that truly make a difference by partnering with patients and families, patient partners and the public in patient safety improvement. In this section, learn how patient engagement is essential to safer care and peruse the priorities identified and advanced by our patient partners and members of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.Read More
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is the go-to resource for sharing and learning in the patient safety community. Global Patient Safety Alerts includes alerts, advisories, and recommendations from patient safety, quality, and healthcare organizations around the world. The Hospital Harm Improvement Resource is a compilation of evidence-informed practices linked to each of the 31 clinical groups represented in the Hospital Harm measure to help drive changes that will make care safer. Learn more about these resources here!Read More
SHIFT to Safety is a foundational platform built to reach patients and their families, providers and leaders and provide them with the best patient safety resources and knowledge available. Since SHIFT to Safety was unveiled in 2017, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute continues to build on this myriad of information. Resources and evidence-based practices curated through a number of safety improvement projects can be found here, including: TeamSTEPPS Canada™, a Framework for Measuring and Monitoring Safety, Enhanced Recovery Canada, Patient Safety Culture Bundle for CEOs and Leaders, and much more!Read More
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has a number of educational offerings that aim to increase patient safety awareness and knowledge. This section includes a recap of activities and accomplishments of the Patient Safety Education Program – Canada, Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course, Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education (ASPIRE), Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety, Patient Safety and Incident Management, and Safety Competencies.Read More
The Canadian Patient Safety Week and STOP! Clean Your Hands Day campaigns are incredible tools for engaging the public and providers in patient safety. Learn more about the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s efforts to promote hand hygiene and medication safety through these nationally-designated events, and the new PATIENT podcast series, a non-fiction medical drama from the perspective of the patient.Read More
1 E. C. Schneider, D. O. Sarnak, D. Squires, A. Shah, and M. M. Doty, Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Healthcare, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2017