Canadian Patient Safety Week Runs from Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2019!
Canadian Patient Safety Week runs from October 28 to November 1, 2019. Join the Canadian Patient Safety Institute in promoting best practices and inspiring improvement in patient safety and quality.
Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.
This year’s theme is “Conquering Silence”, with a focus on ending systemic silence between patients and providers; members of the public and policymakers; and professionals and administrators in different healthcare facilities. In doing so, the goal is to end preventable patient harm caused by patient safety incidents.
At some point, every one of us will be a patient in the healthcare system. What most Canadians don’t realize, is that 28,000 of us die from preventable harm when receiving care, every single year. This makes patient safety incidents the third leading cause of death in Canada, behind cancer and heart disease. One in three Canadians has had patient harm affect themselves or a loved one, yet the public is collectively unaware that the problem exists. This is a silent epidemic. If we do nothing, 1.2 million Canadians will die from preventable patient harm in the next 30 years.
If something looks wrong, feels wrong, or is wrong – we need people to speak up, in the moment. It is only by bringing these issues to light that we can begin to work together to solve them.
Patients and members of the public as well as healthcare providers are encouraged to share patient safety stories and advice on how to reduce harm at conquersilence.ca.
Pharmacy professionals, patients and healthcare providers are encouraged to register for three webinars offered by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), designed to help healthcare professionals and patients #Conquer Silence in our healthcare system:
- #ConquerSilence Webinar
We invite healthcare providers and administrators to learn how to tackle three types of silence in healthcare: organizational, provider, and patient silence.
- Creating a Safe Space Webinar
The second webinar will not only launch the toolkit for peer-to-peer support programs in healthcare, but you will learn about tools, resources and templates from organizations across the globe who have successfully implemented their own peer support programs.
- Mandatory Reporting Webinar
The third webinar will introduce the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act. Presenters from Health Canada and CPSI will inform you about what you need to know about the new mandatory reporting regulations.
Record your patient safety story and advice for reducing harm at conquersilence.ca, or through social media using the #ConquerSilence hashtag.
Download the Communications Tool Kit for Healthcare Providers and Leaders for more information about Canadian Patient Safety Week events and resources and use it to engage with your organization and/or partners.
Listen to CPSI’s award-winning podcast, ‘PATIENT.’
“PATIENT explores medication safety through a nonfiction medical drama about the people trying to fix modern healthcare from the inside out.”