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New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


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

Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber River Hospital
Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber
River Hospital

Humber River Hospital developed a specialized program for HRH leaders, ensuring patient safety has a uniform and standardized approach across the Hospital. The program achieved a 100 per cent completion rate by the 75 HRH leaders who participated. At Toronto’s ...


Cultivating a culture of safety at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Cultivating a culture of safety at Runnymede
Healthcare Centre

  Safety is a fundamental aspect of high quality healthcare. To achieve the best possible clinical outcomes for patients, Runnymede Healthcare Centre cultivates a culture of safety that focuses on continuous quality improvement. The hospital is dedicated to implementing a number of practical ...


Leadership, research and renewal at St. Michael’s Hospital
Leadership, research and renewal at St.
Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Robert Howard is President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Before I talk about our renewal project at St. Michael’s Hospital, I want to take advantage of this column’s publication in May to thank nurses across the ...

Posted: May 6, 2013|Columns, From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Walking the Talk on Patient Safety – North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Immunization Policy
Walking the Talk on Patient Safety – North Bay
Regional Health Centre’s Immunization Policy

Walking the Talk on Patient Safety – North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Immunization Policy Mandatory immunization of Health Care Workers (HCWs) is a hot topic right now given that the BC government decided against implementing a regulation that would require ...

Posted: April 9, 2013|Columns, From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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

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 1, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

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