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What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transitions of care

By Michael Wong and Stephen Routledge Medical errors can be costly for both patient and hospital. As defined by The Joint Commission: ‘Transitions of care’ refer...

Turning patient safety improvement ideas into reality through better training

By Kathryn Young Hospital staff have great ideas for changes that will improve patient safety, but turning those ideas into reality can be daunting. Where...

Are you ready for the next evolution in patient safety and quality improvement?

By Jason Thompson For more than 10 years, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has provided healthcare providers, largely those working on the frontline in acute...

St. Michael’s creates instant network of patient-safety champions

By Emily Holton Twenty-nine St. Michael’s clinical educators and staff have become certified patient safety trainers – and it happened all at once. Think of...

Dealing with workplace fatigue

Fatigue in the workplace is an emerging health and safety issue that requires increased understanding of its impact and prevention. With its mandate to...

Promoting a positive workplace

Recognition can make all the difference in promoting a quality work environment. With both the Long Service and Values in Action Awards, #Runnymede Healthcare...

Medication Safety Program wins award

As our population ages, more people are managing multiple chronic and complex conditions requiring many different types of medication.  The desire to empower patients...

CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to those coming out of hospital. Care After The Care...

Has your health care facility already experienced climate-related hazards?

Many health care facilities across North America have already experienced extreme weather events (e.g. storms, floods, wildfires, extreme temperature events) that can create emergencies...

Getting to work the smart way

    As Hamilton’s largest employer, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has an undeniable responsibility to help make our surrounding community one that’s healthy and sustainable. Several...

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