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When providing care, put the patient into perspective
When providing care, put the patient into perspective

Irene Wald How did 80-year old Ambrose Wald fall out of a hospital chair specifically designed to stop patients from falls? It's a question to which his daughter Irene Wald, a nurse of almost 35 years, has never received an ...

Posted: October 18, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

Demands for improvements to safety in home care
Demands for improvements to safety in home care

Home care is big business in Canada and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Currently, one out of every six seniors receives home care services. According to the Canadian Ministry of Employment and Social Development, the number of people 65 ...

Posted: April 11, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

A preventable death
A preventable death

Tanya Barnett became a member of Patients for Patient Safety Canada after the preventable death of her daughter Jessica. Nine months before Jessica Barnett died at 17, her neurologist dismissed her fainting spells and seizure-like episodes as psychological. "There's nothing ...

Posted: February 28, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

The power of the patient story
The power of the patient story

When it comes to healthcare, everybody has a story to tell. It could be about a really positive experience where excellent care was provided and everything ran on time, or it could be a negative experience that didn’t go the way ...

Posted: November 1, 2013|Patient Safety|0 comments

What you need to know about the Patient Safety Institute
What you need to know about the Patient Safety Institute

Patient safety doesn’t always get the kind of attention it deserves. The public is more often concerned with wait times and access to care than they are quality and safety but it’s hard to fault them for this. After all, there is ...

Posted: September 18, 2013|Patient and Staff Safety, Patient Safety|0 comments

Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare
Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare

Historically, this has been a very difficult question to answer. While patient safety has been well documented in acute care settings, it remains a new and limited focus of research in home care. There are many unique patient safety issues that ...


Medication Reconciliation: There to keep you safe
Medication Reconciliation: There to keep you safe

When it comes to health promotion and prevention, few things can keep you safer than proper medication management. For patients, this includes ensuring you always take your medications as directed and that you carry a detailed and up-to-date list of all ...

Posted: March 10, 2013|Columns|0 comments

Improving patient safety through professional development
Improving patient safety through professional development

“Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.” This quote from an unknown author can often be heard during graduations and commencement ceremonies. It serves a as reminder to those wearing the caps and gowns and who are ...


ASK. LISTEN. TALK. gaining ground in Canadian healthcare
ASK. LISTEN. TALK. gaining ground in Canadian healthcare

As I reflect back on 2012, one thing is abundantly clear: ASK. LISTEN. TALK. is alive within the Canadian health care system. At the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), we have adopted ASK. LISTEN. TALK. as a framework to nurture the ...

Posted: November 29, 2012|Columns, Patient Safety|0 comments

Improving patient safety in mental health
Improving patient safety in mental health

Providing safe healthcare to vulnerable populations is no easy feat. Many patient groups seeking medical care come with complications that distinguish themselves from others and pose unique challenges to their team of providers. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than when ...

Posted: October 9, 2012|Patient Safety|0 comments

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