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Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on...

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network, has been...

New portal enhances patient safety

One of the main barriers to enhancing patient safety is the failure to learn from safety incidents. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a Patient...

Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, similar to that used in the airline industry. Dr....

Drug infusion system enhances patient safety

Since he was seven months old, David Lingisi has made regular trips to the hospital – sometimes on a weekly basis. He’s now 17. At...

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse...

When providing care, put the patient into perspective

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...

New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely monitor...

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...

A preventable death

Nine months before Jessica Barnett died at 17, her neurologist dismissed her fainting spells and seizure-like episodes as psychological. "There's nothing wrong with you....

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