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This item was archived in 2019 and is no longer being updated to stay current. Venous thromboembolism comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and is one of the most common and preventable complications of hospitalization.1 Many risk factors for developing VTE have...
In keeping with RiskAnalytica’s guidelines for funded research, the design and method of research, as well as the content of this study, were determined solely by RiskAnalytica. The interpretation and reporting of the results of the mathematical modelling contained within this report do not...
Surgical site infection is the most common healthcare associated infection among surgical patients, with 77 per cent of patient deaths reported to be related to infection. In February 2016, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) along with our partners Alberta Health Services-Surgery...
More than one million surgical procedures were performed annually in Canada between 2004 and 2013. The Canadian healthcare system strives to provide safe care, but patient safety incidents still occur, with over half attributed to surgical care. Safe surgical care requires that physicians and...
Implementing the Surgical Safety Checklist in your organization is both exciting and challenging. This quick How-To guide provides an overview of the steps you should consider in preparing to use the Checklist in your OR. Other tools that you might find useful are the Detailed Explanation of the...
Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition involving the body's response to a severe infection. It manifests in various ways and may involve fever, low blood pressure, and dysfunction in vital organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs. Sepsis affects 30,000 Canadians each year, and over...
Research Results: Safety in Home Care: Broadening the Patient Safety Agenda to Include Home Care ServicesDownload
In 2006, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) collaborated with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada and Capital Health Edmonton to prepare a background paper examining patient safety issues for Canadian home care clients. This paper, prepared by Dr. Ariella Lang and Dr. Nancy...
CPSI is pleased to present a comprehensive new report on the integration and impact of the Safety Competencies Framework (SCF) originally launched in 2008 in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The framework has been one of the most downloaded documents on...
Measurement is essential to monitoring success and helps guide your team towards your specific intervention goal. Measurement also tells us what's working and what's not, and provides evidence to inspire other healthcare providers to improve the quality of patient safety. | La mesure est...
Empower yourself with information and tools to help you ask good questions, connect with the right people, and learn as much as you can to keep you or a family member safe while receiving healthcare. Questions Are the Answer helps you effectively prepare for making decisions about medical...