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March 2021

Patient Safety Movement: Pfizer vaccine safety webinar

Presentation around the safety, efficacy, and current state of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.

EuroControl webinars: Basics of regulation

A great place to start if you wonder what is a regulation, its structure, articles, annexes... What are Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Guidance Material (GM), where can I get more information about all this, what is a consolidated version? How about Easy Access Rules, demonstrating compliance and much more... We will use regulation 2017/373 as example.

WHO COVID-19 Vaccine research forum


WHO will host a monthly WHO COVID-19 Vaccine research forum, starting on Tuesday 2 March 2021. This first webinar is scheduled between 14:00 – 16:00 Central European Time (CET). The agenda will be shared in advance.
The goals of these ongoing meetings are:
To encourage and facilitate the rapid dissemination of research protocols and emerging results. To provide regular updates against R&D Blueprint roadmap priorities with the ability to pivot given dynamic research needs. Register

EuroControl webinars: AMC and GM for software

Here is how to obtain a quick overview of the new Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) addressing software published in October 2019 (Reference: ED Decision 2019/022/R).

Note: Participation to Basics of regulation on the 02/03/2021 is recommended if you don't know what are AMC, GM and structure of 2017/373.

Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series: Reducing variation in healthcare services


There are many sources of variation in healthcare that can affect the flow of patients through care systems. Reducing and managing variation enables systems to become more predictable and easier to manage so allowing improvement of quality and safety. To effect successful service improvements, you need to understand the source of variation and use a range of tools to reduce and manage it.
This pandemic has provoked the best of human compassion and solidarity, but those who manage our health systems still face extraordinary challenges responding to COVID-19. Looking beyond the crisis, our collective learning about the effects of the large falls in healthcare use can help inform and intensify efforts to reduce unnecessary care.
The aim of this webinar from GovConnect is to build a culture of collaborative working across the healthcare workforce and reduce variation to prevent avoidable harm to patients, enhance healthcare equity, and improve the sustainability of health systems everywhere.

Reducing variation in healthcare services


There are many sources of variation in healthcare that can affect the flow of patients through care systems. Reducing and managing variation enables systems to become more predictable and easier to manage so allowing improvement of quality and safety. To effect successful service improvements, you need to understand the source of variation and use a range of tools to reduce and manage it.
This pandemic has provoked the best of human compassion and solidarity, but those who manage our health systems still face extraordinary challenges responding to COVID-19. Looking beyond the crisis, our collective learning about the effects of the large falls in healthcare use can help inform and intensify efforts to reduce unnecessary care.
The aim of this webinar is to build a culture of collaborative working across the healthcare workforce and reduce variation to prevent avoidable harm to patients, enhance healthcare equity, and improve the sustainability of health systems everywhere.

PRSB: Shared decision making workshop in March

The Professional Records Standard Body (PRSB) are holding a workshop on 4 March to help us develop a shared decision-making standard, so that individuals can be more involved in the decisions that affect their health, care and wellbeing. 
The online workshop will bring together health and care professionals, patients and system vendors to focus on different topics including diabetes and other long-term conditions, mental health, child health, gynaecology, colorectal cancer, genetic conditions, multi-medications and orthopaedics. 
We will be asking questions about the way information about treatment and care options are discussed and decisions recorded. This would include consent for treatment, when it is agreed, and any pre-operative assessments and requirements. By standardising the process, it will ensure that information can be shared consistently using any digital systems. If you’re interested in getting involved in the project, please contact info@theprsb.org

Root Cause Analysis: 1 Day Masterclass

The course will offer a practical guide to Root Cause Analysis with a focus on systems-based patient safety investigation as proposed by the forthcoming National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework which emphasises the requirement for investigations to be led by those with safety investigation training/expertise and with dedicated time and resource to complete the work.
This course will include an opportunity for learners to gain a Level 3 qualification (A level equivalent) in RCA skills (2 credits / 20 hours) on successful completion of a short-written assignment. This one-day course is designed to provide delegates with the key skills and knowledge that they will require to conduct Root Cause Analysis effectively.
For further information and to book or email: kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members can receive a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org

First Global Patient Safety Network Webinar Series 2021 - Patient safety incident reporting and learning systems

WHO Patient Safety Flagship: A Decade of Patient Safety 2020-2030 is pleased to invite you to the  first webinar of Global Patient Safety Webinar Series 2021 introducing the “WHO Patient Safety Incident Reporting and Learning Systems: Technical report and guidance” which was released on 17  September 2020, the World Patient Safety Day.  
This webinar will present an overview of the technical guidance, and the country experiences on implementing and managing the patient safety incident reporting and learning systems. 
The Global Patient Safety Network Webinar Series 2021 aim at introducing ongoing activities of  WHO Patient Safety Flagship, with the objective of sharing knowledge and experiences on important topics on patient safety. This webinar series is open to everyone who has interest in patient safety. 
Learning objectives
Understand the benefit and challenges in implementing patient safety incident reporting and learning systems. Learn about the WHO technical report and guidance on patient safety incident reporting and learning systems. Consider how to set up patient safety incident reporting and learning systems. Register

Maternity services in England - safety, tackling inequalities, learning from the pandemic, and next steps following the Ockenden Review and the NHS LTP


This Westminster Health Forum policy conference will examine next steps for maternity services in England.
Areas for discussion include:
the Ockenden Review and the NHS Long Term Plan - progress and outstanding issues in meeting recommendations and ambitions relating to maternity care care during COVID-19 - adjustments in delivery, lessons learned, and possible directions for post-pandemic maternal care and recovery of services health inequalities - looking at priorities for how they can be address and improving support key issues for innovation, safety and regulation. Agenda

Health disparities and health equity

Jeffrey Bomboy, senior patient safety liaison at the Patient Safety Authority, will define health disparities, discuss the impact of health disparities in this country, and discuss actions to reduce disparities in healthcare.

When deaths go wrong. Lessons learnt from avoidable deaths of people with learning disabilities or autism


People with learning disabilities are at risk of dying too young, and dying unnecessarily. The Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) in England has found that too often, those deaths are a result of failings within health and social care provision. Reflecting on this has never been more important – during the pandemic, the inequalities that many people with learning disabilities face have been put into stark focus. Today we focus on the stories of Oliver’s and Richard's deaths, and on what lessons we can all learn from this.
Oliver McGowan died in 2016. He was 18 years old. Oliver had mild learning disabilities and autism. A recent independent LeDeR review concluded Oliver’s death was avoidable. Richard Handley died in 2012 at the age of 33, from complications arising from constipation. He had Down syndrome and mental health problems. The inquest into his death concluded that their had been “gross failures” in his care and treatment.
Paula McGowan and Sheila Handley share the stories of their sons’ lives, and of the healthcare failings that contributed to their deaths. Oliver’s and Richard’s stories are profoundly important and profoundly moving.

Aiming for zero patient safety incidents or errors

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will focus on patient safety and how to setup a proactive safety culture. It will look at what patient safety is and how to setup and improve the safety culture. It will look at Human Factors and how to mitigate some of the common errors. Can we have a system with zero patient safety incidents or errors?
Further information and book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive 10% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for code 

The King's Fund: Patient and user engagement in the delivery of virtual care


2020 saw a huge leap in the delivery of virtual health and care, with encouraging lessons for the current crisis and beyond. But has the speed of innovation been at the expense of inclusive people and patient-centred care?
In this free online event from the King's Fund, explore what we can learn from the innovations that have accelerated during the pandemic and how we can align patient and user involvement in the development of future virtual health and care solutions. 

The ticking time bomb of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation - Accelerating detection through the NHS


This webinar will focus on contemporary tools to detect and diagnose atrial fibrillation (AF), both during and beyond the COVID19 pandemic, and provide a platform to learn from examples of best practice in this area.
After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the current evidence for AF case-finding. Know what technology is available to enhance detection and diagnosis. Be able to identify AF on an ECG. Register

Health apps for Long COVID self-management


In this webinar, Dr Sam Shah, Chief Clinical Digital Advisor of ORCHA, will be joined by Dr Tom Micklewright to discuss ORCHA's new Health Apps for Long COVID Self-Management report in depth.
Helen Hughes, Chief Executive of Patient Safety Learning and member of the NHS England Long COVID taskforce, will join them to discuss what services are being planned and put in place for people with long COVID, what the gaps are in delivering this plan and what patients are looking for.
The webinar will:
Discuss the findings of ORCHA's Health Apps for Long COVID Self-Management report. Share high scoring apps to help patients self-manage symptoms including fatigue, palpitations, joint pain, depression and insomnia. Examine the services being planned and put in place for long COVID. Conduct a deep-dive into how services can embed five of these apps. Ask the speakers your questions. Register

Compassionate leadership in global health

This Global Health Compassion Rounds will explore the role and value of compassionate leadership in global health settings and how it can drive quality of care improvements.

Driving quality and assurance: The Virtual NHS Patient Experience Conference

“Improving patient experience is not simple. As well as effective leadership and a receptive culture, trusts need a whole systems approach to collecting, analysing, using and learning from patient feedback for quality improvement. Without such an approach it is almost impossible to track, measure and drive quality improvement.” NHS England and Improvement 2019
Convenzis are excited to share details of our 1st Virtual NHS Patient Experience Conference to date, this live and interactive session will focus on key findings from the 2019 British Social Attitudes survey and discuss how the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak affected patient satisfaction and assurance.

The CIEHF White Paper on Learning from Adverse Events: How does health and social care compare


The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) recently published a White Paper on ‘Learning from Adverse Events’. Based on nine principles, the paper presents the basis of what the Institute considers Human Factors good practice in investigating and learning from adverse events. The emphasis on learning, rather than liability, has a number of important implications, not least in the nature of the evidence needed to support decisions and actions. This Q Community webinar will explain the background to the paper and introduce each of the nine principles. The following discussion will consider the extent to which current practice in healthcare compares with CIEHF best practice.
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Couldn't care less: The permanent crisis of care


We all need care at some point in our lives. And as many as 8.8 million of us are already carers. Despite that, in just two years, the number of older people living with an unmet care need has risen by 19%.
Why is our care system so neglected? Our care system was in crisis before the pandemic and remains in crisis now. It'll continue to be in crisis long after we're vaccinated against COVID-19. A system under stress, carers under pressure and those in need of care facing neglect. This is our new normal. Can nothing be done about this?
Join our host, Claret Press publisher Katie Isbester PhD, and our three guests, as they grapple with the big issues that affect us all.
They will talk with Professor of Sociology Dr Emma Dowling and the Director of UNICARE at UNI Global Union Mark Bergfeld, as well as acclaimed writer, with lived experience of care, Sarah Gray.

A practical guide to Human Factors in healthcare

Aimed at clinicians and managers, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.  You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues who are working to embed a human factors approach, self-assess and reflect on your own practice and gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence.
For further information and to book  or email: nicki@hc-uk.org.uk 
HC-UK are offering a number of free places to hub members on a first come, first served basis. Please email info@pslhub.org for a code.
Follow the conversation on Twitter #HumanFactors

Digital Health Rewired


Digital Health Rewired is where digital health leaders and their teams connect with the biggest health tech brands and brightest start-ups.
Join our 2021 edition for a unique, CPD-accredited virtual experience curated across a week-long festival. Register to gain exclusive access to inspirational keynotes, lively panel debates, video case studies, lightning talks, tech showcases and networking opportunities.

Thinking differently about commissioning


Commissioning and the role that commissioners play is changing. Providers and commissioners are increasingly planning services together, and commissioners are working across health and social care. The old ‘purchaser–provider’ split is blurring and what was once a system based on competition is evolving into a system focused on collaboration. Rather than just delivering health services, innovative commissioners are starting to focus their efforts on improving population health.
In addition to this shift, important proposals for legislative changes have been announced that will change the shape and nature of commissioning, and COVID-19 has both disrupted and inspired thinking and planning around the future of commissioning. 
Join this virtual conference where experts from The King’s Fund and NHS national bodies will explain key developments in health and care commissioning, trying to assess the different ways commissioning will change in 2021 and beyond. Participants will hear from innovative commissioners who are approaching their role in new ways – including new ways of paying for services and new approaches to joint working across clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. Experts from NHS national bodies will share their insights with the audience.
This virtual conference is open for four weeks. The content takes place over four half-days in week two. If you are unable to join all of the sessions, you will have two weeks to catch up on demand. 

Root Cause Analysis: 2 Day Masterclass


The course will offer a practical guide to Root Cause Analysis with a focus on systems-based patient safety investigation as proposed by the forthcoming National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework which emphasises the requirement for investigations to be led by those with safety investigation training and expertise, and with dedicated time and resource to complete the work. This course will include an opportunity for learners to gain a Level 3 qualification in RCA skills.
For further information and to book your place or email: kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members can receive a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org

Workplace violence: Protecting health care workers

The physical and psychological safety and well-being of the healthcare workforce is essential for safe, high-quality care, yet the rates and nature of harm to the workforce, including physical and nonphysical forms of violence, is well documented and remains a challenge across all settings.
Join IHI’s Annual Patient Safety Awareness Week Virtual Learning Hour to hear from leaders who are successfully applying principles of improvement, healthy work environments and learning systems to advance the will and capabilities of their organisations and communities to prevent and reduce workplace violence.
This session, which includes shared experiences and conversations with diverse experts, is relevant to all audiences, and will provide practical and proven tools and approaches to harness action and solutions for executives, safety and quality leaders, and those who provide direct care.



Perspectum has launched the first study to map how COVID-19 impacts the health of multiple organs and identify at-risk features for the virus, with detailed cross-sectional imaging and genetic studies. This study is on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Portfolio.
Join COVERSCAN for the next live Q&A webinar.
Any questions you'd like answered, send to:  Perspectum.Communications@perspectum.com
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Zero harm and never events


This Q Community session:
Introduces the concepts and origins of ‘never events’ and ‘zero harm’ as safety interventions. Explores and debates the usefulness of ‘never event’ and ‘zero harm’ initiatives as effective safety management strategies in healthcare. Reflects on and considers alternative approaches to managing risks of serious harm to as low as reasonably practicable. Further information

A new standard for wound care. Digital strategies for relieving the burden of wounds


The NHS spends £8.3 billion a year treating chronic wounds on an estimated 3.8 million people, according to the recently updated study evaluating the “Burden of Wounds” to the NHS.  Costs have increased by 48% in the five years since the study was first published and the overwhelming majority of this burgeoning demand, around 80% of the caseload, impacts on community healthcare.
This webinar will explore the “Burden of Wounds” with study author Julian Guest and consider how digital wound management solutions can relieve pressure and improve outcomes. We’ll see case studies from community nurses, hear the patient and staff view through #tvn2gether and the National Wound Care Strategy team will share their long term vision.
Chaired by Margaret Kitching MBE, Chief Nurse for NHS England and NHS Improvement’s North East and Yorkshire Region, this conversation brings together leading voices within wound care to discuss new strategies for 2021 and beyond.

Hospital at Night Summit: Improving out of hours care in hospitals

This Hospital at Night Summit focuses on out of hours care in hospitals delivering high quality safe care at night. Through national updates, networking opportunities and case studies this conference provides a practical guide to delivering a high quality hospital at night, and moving forward during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will also focus on improving staff well-being at night and reducing fatigue.
For further information and to book or email: nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #hospitalatnight
hub members receive a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org

Bevan Brittan: Reforming the Mental Health Act: Have your say on the White Paper Consultation Questions


Join Bevan Brittan for the next in their series of webinars discussing the government’s proposed changes to the Mental Health Act.
In this webinar they will be looking at the consultation questions and inviting your input to help them submit a response that reflects your priorities.

The impact of staff well-being on creating safety


How looking after staff health and well-being contributes to patient safety.

"It’s about a work place that’s more respectful, inclusive and open as a means of creating safety”.  Martin Bromiley OBE

To deliver high-quality care, the NHS needs staff that are healthy, well and at work. A challenge highlighted further by the pandemic. 
Join the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG) for short and lively presentations, questions and panels with:
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP Chair of the Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee Suzette Woodward -  culture, conditions and values Scott Morrish - the legacy of avoidable harm Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE – speaking up, culture change and well-being Prof. Jill Maben - staff well-being and patient experience Aliya Rehman – NHS Employers - the well-being framework Mark Young – Learning from the rail industry - team dynamics Ed Corbett –  Health & Safety Executive – Sustainable health and safety improvement Alice Hartley – Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh – undermining and bullying –  the team, individual and the patient Register

Personalised care in practice: lessons learnt and next steps


A move to personalised care means people having more control over the care and support they need to improve their own health and wellbeing. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people, not just what’s the matter with them. 
This event from the King's Fund will share the latest practice and learning on personalised care, bringing together people with lived experience, the NHS, local government and the voluntary community sector, to discuss what personalisation means in the context of COVID-19.

With personalisation core to both social care and the NHS Long Term Plan, join us to explore the progress made in creating a new relationship between people, professionals, and the health and care system.

NHS Patient Safety Conference: A strategy for continuous improvement

On November 29, 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a report called To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the report reviewed the status of patient safety in the US and UK, 20 years on and the NHS have released The NHS Patient Safety Strategy.
Within the newly developed strategy, the NHS has three strategic aims that will support the development of patient safety culture & a patient safety system.
This virtual conference will discuss the 2020, COVID-19 response best practice, along with some national policy insights and international trends.

Living and working with complexity: thinking clearly, acting wisely and staying healthy (workshop 2)

The uncertainty and anxiety that come with the experience of complexity can be overwhelming. It can be hard to think clearly and act wisely, and our wellbeing can easily suffer. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these experiences an everyday occurrence for many people, and the need for us to work clearly, wisely and healthily has never been more pressing.

These Organisational Development workshops from the King's Fund will lift the lid on complexity. Together, you’ll explore how encouraging ourselves and others to understand and acknowledge the loss of control when faced with complexity can help us, our teams and our wider organisational systems survive and even thrive in conditions of uncertainty. 

The workshops will help you:
make sense of the messy reality of complexity, accurately categorise different aspects of that reality and be able to choose appropriate, measured, responses understand your own preferences and strengths in relation to the complexity around you and develop strategies to stretch beyond them help yourself and others be their best during uncertain times. Join one or two sessions, or the whole series.
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The Future of Hospitals Event 2021


The Prime Minister recently announced a funding package worth £3.7 billion to build 40 hospitals by 2030 in the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.  
The Health Infrastructure Plan will also provide capital to modernise diagnostics and technology and help eradicate critical safety issues in the NHS. The scale of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused big shifts in the way hospitals deliver services.  
The NHS has had to mobilise to respond to the acute needs of people infected with the virus whilst at the same time scaling back non-COVID-19 healthcare. Services have had to be rapidly re-designed on a large scale to release capacity for treating patients with COVID-19.  
With the development of a Health and Care Bill that looks to build on the innovation and integration seen during COVID-19, healthcare professionals will have to balance providing care during a pandemic with systemic and transformational change across the system.
This unique event from the Institute of Government & Public Policy examines the current and future state of NHS hospitals and the impact of COVD-19. It takes a close look at all the vital components that make up NHS acute care including patient safety, workforce, infection control, standards, funding, estates, and emergency care.  
Hear a combination of policy updates and best practice case studies from a wide variety of organisations within acute healthcare.  
Patient Safety Learning's Helen Hughes will be one of the presenters at the event.

AHIMA Middle East - Creating impact and success with quality data


AHIMA has helped chart the future of healthcare in the Middle East since 2016. Health information is at the core of every patient interaction and paves the way forward for healthcare transformation. The 2021 AHIMA Middle East conference (formerly AHIMA World Conference) will present solutions to challenges facing HIM Professionals, C-Suite decision makers, innovators and influencers responsible for improving patient outcomes. Attend this event to uncover new ideas, learn from peers and trusted experts, acquire new practices and lead your team to the next level.
If you haven't registered yet (since last day for free registration was 17 March) you can still receive a 25% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.

Learning pathway for healthcare


What do you need to know to be safe at work? We all have different roles in healthcare to provide clinical care and treatment; support services, maintenance, purchasing, communication and IT support. Some of us are employed to provide specific safety information and advice (e.g. fire safety, infection prevention).
This webinar from the Q Community will introduce an accredited learning pathway for everyone. Level 1 (one hour online e-learning) introduces a new way of thinking about safety using Human Factors. Level 2 & 3 introduce more detail and integrate capabilities from the National Patient Safety Syllabus. By Level 3, you could be a Technical Specialist (Healthcare) with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
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Key issues for the COVID-19 vaccination programme - development, regulation, distribution, the global dimension, and improving future routine vaccination uptake


This Westminister Health Forum conference is focussing on the future of vaccination programmes in the UK.
Stakeholders and policymakers will review progress and discuss what can be learned for the future development and uptake of vaccinations - as well as the priorities for improving routine immunisation coverage in the UK.
The conference takes place with the UK COVID-19 vaccination programme overwhelmingly regarded as progressing well, but with:
challenges - around take-up and reluctance from some sections of society to engage tensions - internationally and within the UK over supply and distribution questions - over how to achieve sufficient global levels of immunisation. Areas for discussion include:
progress, early lessons and the role of the vaccine in the wider national response to the pandemic development of the COVID-19 vaccine and what can be learned from the innovative methods and processes that have been used to implement rollout at pace and scale implications for the future of vaccines in the UK and improving routine immunisation coverage in the UK the future role of the UK in global development, rollout and administration of vaccinations. Register

Safety culture: Theory and practice


To improve care system performance and staff well-being, there needs to be a focus on the cultural context of work. This Q Community webinar will describe the inter-linked concepts of Safety Culture and Safety Climate with a view to:
Promote the importance of exploring safety culture in health and social care services. Raisie awareness of barriers to ‘reliably measuring’ care workforce perceptions of safety culture. Introducing discussion cards, adapted for health and social care teams, as a practical, meaningful approach to understanding aspects of safety culture. Information

Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice

Diversity is a matter of makeup and composition. Inclusion is a matter of belief and behaviour. Diversity benefits no one unless we can unleash its power; simply putting diverse people together doesn't tap their creative potential. Inclusion does that. Inclusion releases talent and activates a cooperative system to harvest that talent. Without inclusion, we stall, sputter, and break down. Yet many organizations declare victory after becoming more diverse. That's a premature and uncritical celebration. Becoming more diverse is just the first step in a two-step transformation.
This webinar will discuss the socialisation of exclusionary bias and how to accelerate its removal. We will also discuss the difference between bonding and bridging behaviours and conduct a global brainstorming session to identify specific bridging behaviors that organisations can implement to create sanctuaries of inclusion. Findings will be gathered, designed, and shared following the event. 
What is diversity? (Make up and composition vs. Belief and behaviour) What is inclusion? (Being seen, heard, and appreciated) What is exclusionary bias? (Individual vs. systemic) How to accelerate the removal of exclusionary bias Biased behaviour brainstorm: Starting and Stopping Bonding vs. bridging behaviours: What’s the difference? Bridging behavior brainstorm: Starting and Stopping Register

Q Exchange Project lunchtime webinars: Violations


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Towards EVERY PATIENT SAFE – what difference do patients make?

Think back to 2006 and recall what you knew about patient safety, and patients as partners in safety. Now, pause for a second to reflect on where we are now, in 2021. Then, imagine what you want patient safety to look like in 15 years – 2036 to be specific. 
Join the Canadian Patient Safety Insitute in exploring how patients, families and communities have helped shape patient safety in the past 15 years, and contribute your thoughts on how we can accelerate safety efforts together in the next 15 years. In celebration of Patients for Patient Safety Canada's 15th anniversary, we will share our journey so far, our successes, and our dream:  "EVERY PATIENT SAFE". 

'DO NO HARM' documentary screening


A screening of 'DO NO HARM', a 60-minute documentary that discusses physician burnout and suicide followed by a 60-minute panel discussion.

Doctors take an oath to save lives, yet they are taking their own at an alarming rate, trapped in a toxic healthcare system that puts their patients' lives at risk. This film and panel discussion bring awareness to the topic of this epidemic that's been covered up for decades until now.

Minimizing intra and post operative complications in cardiac surgery


Join BD this live educational event designed to promote discussions on the following topics:
An overview of the latest evidence-based prevention measures of HAI (SSI). Essential bundles of an effective infection prevention and control program management in cardiac surgery. Review of the sustainable change in practice within operating room. The event is designed for cardiac surgeons, infection control and nurses who are interested in learning more about new techniques and methodologies to minimise some of the most challenging post-operative complications, with an opportunity to debate and share opinions with peers through live discussions with internationally renowned faculty.

Leveraging PFACS for patient safety

There are so many organisations that are doing great work related to Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) but an astounding number are not and this work is crucial to performance improvement. Meaningful and sustainable incorporation of the patient and family perspective is no longer optional for organisations that strive for high reliability.
In this Patient Safety Movement webinar, the panelists will discuss the background of person-centred care, the history of its incorporation in the clinical setting, and the introduction of PFACs, current organisational barriers to implementing and sustaining PFACs, recommendations to nurture involvement in and meaningful use of PFACs, and strategies for participant onboarding into PFACs on the journey towards high reliability.

Human Factors in paramedic practice


A Q Community webinar on Human Factors in paramedic practice.