Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, is hosting the webinar, How safe is the care we receive?, on April 25, 2019, at noon EST.

How much do Canadians know about patient safety and patient harm? How many people have experienced harm from healthcare? Is patient safety a priority? Should it be? Studies show that, as soon as individuals know the scale of the patient safety crisis, they will want to know more about it.

Interested parties can join this interactive session to learn the answers to these questions and gain a better understanding of the real-life experiences that patients and physicians are faced with in regards to patient harm in the system, which is supposed to keep patients safe. Attendees can learn about resources to help keep patients safer and empower themselves to engage in safer healthcare.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute learned that:

  • 1 in 3 Canadians stated that they either personally experienced a patient safety incident or have a loved one who did.

  • Misdiagnosis, falls, infections and mistakes during treatment are the most common types of patient safety incidents.

  • Patient safety affects all of us.

The institute’s goal is to have attendees leave the session with at least one practical idea for engaging in improving patient safety.

Speakers include Allison Kooijman, co-chair, Patients for Patient Safety Canada; John Maxted, MD, MBA, associate professor, University of Toronto; Christopher Thrall, communications officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute; Angie Hamson ,Patients for Patient Safety Canada; and Moderator: Theresa Malloy-Miller, Patients for Patient Safety Canada.

The session is designed to allow for conversation among participants, so attendees should be prepared to contribute to the dialogue.