'a resource to prevent and mitigate patient safety incidents'
EDMONTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - For the first time, two major Canadian health-care organizations from one province will be contributing patient safety alerts to a publicly available, web-based platform developed by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI).
Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) have started contributing information to Global Patient Safety Alerts, making both organizations part of a global repository for learning from potential for patient harm.
Come and meet a healthcare team from AHS who recognized that a change in medication packaging created the potential for patient harm. This team was ultimately able to make care safer by developing and sharing a patient safety alert. News conference will be on October 30th 11:45.p.m.MT, at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Hugh MacLeod, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Vickie Kaminski, President CEO, Alberta Health Services
Andrew Neuner, CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta
Gwen Erdmann, Manager Medication Quality and Safety, Pharmacy Services, AHS
Mr. Huan Zhang, Respiratory Therapist II at the QEII Hospital in Grande, AHS
Please meet at the Registration Desk at 11:35 am for Canada's Forum on the ground floor of the Shaw.
For media wanting to watch the news conference virtually – please click on the link below and go to Media Event at 11:45am on October 30th.
SOURCE: Canadian Patient Safety Institute
For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Strategic Communications, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Phone (780) 700-8642; Tadra Boulton, Communications Director, Alberta Health Services, 780-905-6259