October 24th at 12:00 noon ET
Attend this Rethinking Patient Safety webinar to learn more about the new approach to safety that inspired the Action Series. Takes place during Canadian Patient Safety Week.
December 1, 2023
Deadline to apply to the Action Series
December 11, 2023
Teams notified of the outcome of the selection process
January 10, 2024
Learning Session 1 (Zoom) noon-1:30 p.m. ET
February 7, 2024
Learning Session 2 (Zoom) noon-1:30 p.m. ET
March 13, 2024
Learning Session 3 (Zoom) noon-1:30 p.m. ET
April 10, 2024
Closing congress celebration (Zoom) noon-2:00 p.m. ET
To participate, the first step is to apply here. The application is open to anyone, in any setting, across the care continuum.
Teams will be selected to participate in the Action Series based on the strength of their application, their desire to learn through this series and their ability to meet the criteria outlined below for team composition and expectations.
There is no cost to participate.
Core team members: Recommended team size is a minimum of five people. Team members should come from the same area, unit or department and should include a manager, point of care provider and a patient /resident/client or care partner. You may also want to include a senior leader, physician, quality improvement/patient safety staff and other clinical and nonclinical staff.
Teams are encouraged to recognize the contributions of patients, residents, clients and their care partners as part of their core teams, including compensation.
Expanded team members: those who work in the same area/unit/department or interact with the core team members.
An executive sponsor, possibly the senior leader, will also be required.
"A lot of patient safety has been chasing after things that have happened before. You will see things like policy, or regulation trying to fix what happened or what harm we have seen in the past. I think what we are seeing now is this emergence of creating safety, that past harm is not the same as creating safe systems or creating safety. I think in the past we have connected it with [harm]. If you've got harm then you aren't safe or if you can just get rid of all that harm, or focus on where we have had critical harm, we'll be safer. I think that was a fallacy. We are in a very complex environment and that really anticipating, reacting, responding doesn't come through a policy or a checklist. It comes through the dynamics that happen in a team, the way people think, make sense of things. I think that is a difference I am seeing in how we are thinking about safety." Dr. Petrina McGrath, Health System Executive, People, Quality and Practice and Chief Nursing Executive, Lakeridge Health