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Nov 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Canadian Patient Safety Institute joins World Health Organization in calling for improved medication safety

EDMONTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - On behalf of all Canadians, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is joining the World Health Organization in their global campaign to reduce medication errors. The...


Oct 26, 2017, 08:30 ET Surgical Safety Checklist boosted by renewed calls for widespread use in Canadian operating rooms

EDMONTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Calls for a Surgical Safety Checklist to be made a standard part of every surgical procedure performed in Canada are getting louder as more organizations step up. Led...


Sep 26, 2017, 06:00 ET New report makes the case for investing in patient safety

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in patient safety now will result in healthcare savings down the road, in terms of patient harm and money, according to a report released today titled, "The...


Sep 18, 2017, 08:00 ET Look out world, here comes the Canadian Patient Safety Institute

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is stepping onto the world stage as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization. The WHO has officially...


May 31, 2017, 10:00 ET Bridging the gap between patients and providers

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The idea of what constitutes a "healthcare team" is incomplete. Too often, patients and family members are not included as part of the team and the lack of...


May 30, 2017, 09:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - A new era of patient and provider partnership is dawning

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 11 am AT Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts, Memorial Hall, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The...


May 05, 2017, 10:29 ET Canadian healthcare providers stop to clean their hands

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day raises awareness of importance of hand hygiene OTTAWA, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - One of the greatest acts a healthcare provider can perform for their patients, is to treat them...


May 04, 2017, 10:11 ET MEDIA AVAILABILITY - Minister Jane Philpott stops to clean her hands

MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Front entrance 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON OTTAWA, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The...


Jul 20, 2016, 10:00 ET New Shift to Safety initiative launched to reduce incidence of patient harm in Canadian healthcare settings

OTTAWA, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Shift to Safety, a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of harmful and sometimes deadly mistakes that occur in Canadian healthcare facilities each year, was...


Jul 18, 2016, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - New initiative to reduce incidence of patient harm in Canadian healthcare settings unveiled

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 10:00 am Location: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Critical Care Wing Atrium 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON OTTAWA, July 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian...


Apr 13, 2016, 08:00 ET Safety is a shared responsibility: a 10-year review of surgical safety incidents in Canada

OTTAWA, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The effectiveness and safety of surgery has steadily improved over the last many decades in Canada. There are now over one million surgical procedures performed...


Mar 09, 2016, 10:00 ET Making sense of your medications

TORONTO, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Our healthcare system can be an incredibly complex place, even for someone who works in pharmacy. Like many of us, Ms. Emily Musing, who is the Executive Director of...


Mar 07, 2016, 12:22 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - The five questions to ask your care-provider about medications

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 10:00 am Location: Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (UHN) DeGasperis Conservatory, 4th floor, Peter Munk Building 585 University...


Oct 30, 2015, 13:00 ET Champions of patient safety win national award

EDMONTON, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The family of Alberta cancer patient Greg Price, whose death in 2012 exposed dangerous gaps in the healthcare system, has been singled out for a Patient Safety...


Oct 29, 2015, 12:00 ET Unveiling this year's patient safety champions

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Friday, October 30 at 11:45 am Location: ATB Arts Barns (west facing entrance) 10330 - 84 Ave, Edmonton EDMONTON, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The family of a cancer patient whose death...


Sep 18, 2015, 00:01 ET Canada creates list of events that should never happen in hospitals

Report identifies 15 preventable safety incidents (known as never events) that result in serious patient harm or death TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Patients rightfully expect safe health care in...


Feb 06, 2015, 16:36 ET New Board Chair and directors announced for patient safety

Top-notch talent set to lead patient safety in Canada EDMONTON, Feb. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is pleased to announce that Susan Mumme has been appointed as the new ...


Dec 17, 2014, 13:00 ET One of Canada's Top 100 Powerful Women new CEO for patient safety

Chris Power has passion, experience and leadership in safe healthcare EDMONTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is pleased to announce that Chris Power has been...


Oct 30, 2014, 13:45 ET Alberta contributing to Global Patient Safety Alerts

'a resource to prevent and mitigate patient safety incidents' EDMONTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - For the first time, two major Canadian health-care organizations from one province will be contributing...


Oct 29, 2014, 13:00 ET Media Advisory - Alberta contributing to Global Patient Safety Alerts

'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...


Oct 27, 2014, 08:00 ET Germ warfare: Washing up saves lives

Good hand hygiene essential in battle against health care-associated infections EDMONTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Some 220,000 Canadians are sickened every year with an infection they pick up in a...


Mar 17, 2014, 06:00 ET Making Care Safer from Hospital to Home Care

'New report sheds light on safety and quality in Canadian health care ' EDMONTON, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Whether it is inside the operating room or inside our homes, the last decade has brought...


Dec 13, 2013, 08:00 ET Canadian Patient Safety Institute commends "Vanessa's Law"

'to improve the reporting of adverse reactions by healthcare institutions.' EDMONTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada has proposed new rules that will strengthen the regulation of therapeutic...


Oct 28, 2013, 12:00 ET Medications Can Be Confusing

Patients are encouraged to keep a list of medications to share with healthcare providers. EDMONTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - With so many medications prescribed every year, there is no denying that...


Jun 26, 2013, 08:00 ET 10 - 13% of home care clients experience an adverse event on an annual basis

First of its kind study examines safety in the home care sector, points to solutions and offers tools and resources to support changes. EDMONTON, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Over one million Canadians...