By the Numbers

Although occurrences of harm are staggering, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has a lot to be proud of! The by-the-numbers infographics are evidence of our collective efforts in reducing preventable harm and improving safety in healthcare. Take a look at these infographics and learn more about what works to improve patient safety.

Web and Social Media


page views on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute website


PDF resources downloaded


impressions of #ASKLISTENTALK

260,227 visits to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute website

124,147 social media interactions on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and other platforms

53,803 YouTube views with an estimated 105,740 minutes of viewing time

616,553 emails sent to up to 9,500 stakeholders

1,701 original #ASKLISTENTALK tweets from 769 participants during Canadian Patient Safety Week

109 email campaigns promoted

1,404 research reports downloaded from Canadian Patient Safety Institute website

27% of CPSI website visits come from outside Canada

SHIFT to Safety


page views of www.shifttosafety.com


attendees at 26 national webinars


page views of the Deteriorating Patient Condition webpage

1,029 page views and 346 downloads of A Framework for Establishing a Patient Safety Culture

3,955 page views of TeamSTEPPS Canada™ webpage

621 downloads of the 10 Warning Signs of a Rapidly Deteriorating Patient

8 teams participated in an 11-month Collaborative on the Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework – Demonstration Project

111 participants for the final webinar in the series promoting the Measuring and Monitoring for Safety

819 participants in total for the first two presentations on Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science in a six-part webinar series

30 representatives from key stakeholder groups led the drive to improve surgical care through Enhanced Recovery Canada

160 participants attended the Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Learning Exchange

Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan

86% of the actions in the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan are complete


attendees on average, at each of six Med Safety Exchange webinars

567 page views and 216 downloads of Getting Ahead of Harm Before it Happens

487 page views of Am I Safe? supported conversations about patient safety in the home

Patient Engagement


volunteer patient champions of Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC)


presentations by Patients for Patient Safety Canada members

38 PFPSC members hold the unique WHO Patient Safety Champion designation

68 PFPSC partnerships with committees, boards, and working groups to shape policies, practices and programs

75 Canadian, 8 provincial and 14 international collaborations involving PFPSC members

4,584 views of Patients for Patient Safety Canada webpage

4,516 downloads of Engaging Patients in Patient Safety: A Canadian Guide

Sharing and Learning


meaningful interactions with the Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit


page views of Global Patient Safety Alert (GPSA) summaries


page views of the Hospital Harm Improvement Resource

15,751 page views of the Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit webpage

1,400 alerts and 6,900 recommendations from 26 contributing organizations worldwide provided for GPSA

13,173 page views of GPSA program pages and alerts; views from almost 100 countries around the world

2,500 views of GPSA full alerts (33% conversion rate of summary to full alert views)

384 PDF downloads of the analytical report, Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals

401 participants in total for two Hospital Harm Measure webinars: Learning from Leadership: how to champion the Hospital Harm Measure and Never Events and Hospital Harm Measure: Can It Really Be Used For Improvement?

8 teams participated in the Home Care Safety Falls Prevention Collaborative – Wave Two

8 presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions at provincial and national conferences, symposiums and forums with over 7,000 delegates



participants at 179 learning sessions and webinars


new patient safety trainers certified


participants to date have completed the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course

5 Patient Safety Education Program – Canada (PSEP – Canada) conferences held, with 41 organizations across the country participating

29,139 page views of the PSEP – Canada webpage

11,370 page views and 3,176 downloads of PSEP – Canada curriculum

75 participants attended the Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education (ASPIRE) educational sessions

35 participants attended the Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course

37 participants completed the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety (EGQPS) program

177 faculty members supported knowledge translation activities and educational programming

97% of participants in CPSI learning sessions reported an increase in patient safety awareness and/or knowledge

73% of organizations sampled report incorporating a practice and/or used tools and curricula introduced during a CPSI learning session

160 participants attended the Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Learning Exchange

50 participants from the British Columbia Public Health Services Authority (BC PHSA) and Indigenous Services Canada attended an Incident Management Training session

Celebrating Patient Safety


Canadian Patient Safety Week registrants


downloads of the PATIENT podcast episodes


impressions of #STOPCleanYourHandsDay 2017

Canadian Patient Safety Week

2,000 Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) promotional packages distributed

87% of CPSW survey respondents indicated that the theme Take with Questions was effective

4,437,000 impressions of #ASKLISTENTALK and over 290,000 impressions of #questionyourmeds

5,267 page views of the PATIENT podcast series webpage

9,048 views of videos of patient and family stories, with 47,642 minutes viewed

4,783 views of healthcare provider videos with 23,558 minutes viewed

125 people entered the Question Your Meds contest

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

3,329 times that two patient safety quizzes taken by patients and providers

748 sites registered for STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2017; 978 promotional packages distributed

400 tweets of #STOPCleanYourHands from 221 participants on May 5, 2017

383 attendees at Making it Stick: When asking, begging and telling are just not enough interactive webinar

19,353 viewing minutes of STOP! Clean Your Hands Day #AskYourself video competition videos to learn about hand hygiene