The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is offering new Safety Improvement Projects designed with a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation integrated learning design for accelerating patient safety in Canada.

CPSI is working with committed partners to implement and evaluate measurable and sustainable Safety Improvement Projects that align with pan-Canadian priorities. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified.

The new Safety Improvement Projects are as follows:

  • Teamwork and Communication leads to improved patient safety culture and positive patient outcomes.
  • Medication Safety at Care Transitions improves medication safety at discharge for frail, elderly patients with poly-morbidity in your organization.
  • Enhanced Recovery Canada leads to improved outcomes and system efficiencies for colorectal surgery patients.
  • Measurement and Monitoring of Safety creates a culture of safety and reduces harm in your organization (already in progress).

Each Safety Improvement Project lasts 18 months and uses principles from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series and the Knowledge to Action Framework. The learning design is guided by a Quality Improvement/Knowledge Translation integrated learning design. By adopting these projects, an attendee and organization can step in to a leading role in healthcare delivery.

Benefits to participating organizations:

  • Support of expert faculty and coaches who are knowledgeable about the best-known evidence as well as practical ideas, tips and tools for application.
  • Use of a collaborative virtual space for networking with other participating teams and faculty, and continual and ongoing support provided through in-person and virtual contact opportunities with coaches.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate, showcase and share the practices that support meeting strategic and operational objectives at a congress event.