Media Advisory - New DVD Series to Educate Healthcare Audiences on Patient Safety

    OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has
completed extensive work to bring a new education tool - a multimedia resource
series called Delivering Patient Safety - to Canadian healthcare providers and
    Delivering Patient Safety is specially tailored for the Canadian audience
by the CPSI. In a 14-element package it brings together the perspectives of
world experts and the experience of medical professionals in the frontline, to
identify and remove the causes of error before there is harm to the patient.
    Co-developed with TVC Films Ltd., CPSI customized a UK-produced
documentary series of DVDs on patient safety, which can be used to educate a
broad scope of audiences, from board directors of healthcare organizations to
front line care providers, about patient safety, including strategies for
initiating change and improvement-this resource explains key concepts of
patient safety theory.
    An educational framework of international safety experts and Canadian
safety innovators serves as the foundation of CPSI's Delivering Patient Safety
DVD series, which includes Canadian patient safety stories in both official

    Media are invited to a preview of Delivering Patient Safety at the
Halifax 7 Symposium site or online at Experts
will be on hand to discuss the series.

    What:   Launch of the Delivering Patient Safety DVD Series

    Where:  Newfoundland Room, Westin Ottawa

    Who:    Professor James Reason, Emeritus Professor, Manchester University
            Dr. Susan Brien, CPSI Director of Operations - Quebec & Eastern
            Phil Hassen, CEO, CPSI

    When:   10:30 - 11:00 a.m., October 11, 2007

    "CPSI is thrilled to bring Delivering Patient Safety to a Canadian
audience. As a learning tool, it focuses in on the key issues of leadership
and inter-professional education and disclosure. We've blended it with a
unique variety of home-grown expertise and international perspectives which
make it compelling and profound," says Susan Brien, CPSI Director of
Operations for Quebec & Eastern Canada.
    The CPSI wants to see this tool reach every healthcare provider in
Canada. "It should be in every hospital and care facility," adds Brien. "It
offers great learning in error management for clinicians, surgical teams,
nursing staff, pharmacists, managers and ancillary staff."
    "We can never stop learning and improving the way we care for patients.
Delivering Patient Safety is where an educator's teaching and learning
converge," adds Phil Hassen, CPSI CEO. "I believe it will become the key
resource for the non-specialist in error management and others with
responsibility for patient safety."
    "Our launch of Delivering Patient Safety is a reminder that more must be
done to ensure a patient's right to safe care is priority number one. Lives
depend on it," explains Hassen. "We believe it can teach healthcare
professionals practical strategies that can reduce the volume of unnecessary
deaths and incidents in facilities across Canada."


    CPSI Delivering Patient Safety DVD Series

    Delivering Patient Safety comprises: six broadcast standard DVD
programmes, each with learning materials on CD; a set of international case
histories from medicine and the wider world of error management; a Human
Factors Manual; and a guide to strategies for using the series.
    Contributors to the Canadian Delivering Patient Safety include: Marlene
Smadu, President, Canadian Nursing Association; Phil Hassen, CEO Canadian
Patient Safety Institute; Ross Baker of the University of Toronto; Jan Davies,
University of Calgary; Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, The World Alliance for
Patient Safety, Professor Charles Vincent, Imperial College London; Lucian
Leape MD, Harvard School of Public Health; Donald Berwick MD, founder IHI; Dr
Carol Haraden Director of Patient Safety, IHI.
    Financial support for the development of this customized DVD product came
from several provincial government, provincial safety/agencies and the CCHSA.

    Contact CPSI Communications at: cell 780-974-3539, tele: 780-409-8090 or

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For further information: Contact CPSI Communications at: cell (780)
974-3539, tele: (780) 409-8090

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