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Supporting employee mental health at Ornge

Working Mind First Responders program geared to helping the helpers By Courtney Kraik Paramedics, firefighters and police officers are often the first on scene in the...

How safe is our care?

By Anne MacLaurin, Virginia Flintoft, Wayne Miller and Alex Titeu All healthcare leaders, providers, patients, and the public should wrestle with a fundamental question:  How...

#ConquerSilence to improve medication safety

By Virginia Flintoft #ConquerSilence is a campaign led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to catch mistakes before they happen. We want people in Canada...

World Patient Safety Day designated by the WHO

By Sandi Kossey Every second of every day, someone in the world suffers an avoidable harm – or has the risk of being harmed –...

New infusion clinic improves patient experience and work environment for staff

St. Joseph’s Infusion (IV) Clinic is a lifeline in the community for people with infusion needs. A commitment to improve the patient experience, meet...

Embracing a new, holistic wellness concept for healthcare workers

By Kim Slade We work, we care for and support our family, and we care for ourselves. We commit to juggling these roles in life,...

Addressing burnout

By Katherine Nazimek ­After years of studying in medical school, young doctors are thrown into the rigorous, real-world practice of medical residency. They hold on...

Advice for cold and flu season

By Guylène Thériault and Wendy Levinson Cold and flu season for many Canadians means getting ready to have their lives and routines thrown off...

Measuring hospital harm to improve patient care and optimize patient outcomes

Patients expect hospital care to be safe, and for most people it is. However, a recent study showed that patients experienced potentially preventable harm...

Get involved in Canadian Patient Safety Week!

Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is a national, annual campaign to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. Working together, thousands of healthcare...

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