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Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients
Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

As one of the largest and most complex emergency pre-hospital care providers in North America, undertaking accreditation was a daunting task that relied heavily on staff participation. For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the ...


New portal enhances patient safety
New portal enhances patient safety

Marie Jane Lopez Torres, R.N. navigates the Patient Safety Portal with hands-on training from Andrew Pigou and Shadan Fallahi. One of the main barriers to enhancing patient safety is the failure to learn from safety incidents. Baycrest Health Sciences has ...


Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms
Researchers create “black box” for use in
operating rooms

The black box is only for laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgeries that insert video cameras in thin plastic tubes into small incisions in the body. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, ...


Drug infusion system enhances patient safety
Drug infusion system enhances patient safety

New drug infusion technology at McMaster Children’s Hospital means young patients like David receive the medication they need, in the most appropriate setting. Since he was seven months old, David Lingisi has made regular trips to the hospital – sometimes ...

Posted: October 30, 2014|Featured, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety
Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Devan (left) and Paige stand beside their Italian countryside masterpiece. 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 of their favourite band, One Direction, ...


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

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

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