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Canadian Patient Safety Week

October 25 - October 29, 2021

Who helps prevent falls and knows their loved one's daily routine?

An Essential Care Partner.

They’re more than a visitor. Essential Care Partners are vital members of the care team who provide consistent support to a loved one throughout their care journey – improving safety, care and the well-being of all involved.

Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) runs from October 25 to October 29, 2021, and the theme is Who knows? Essential Care Partners do. (#CPSW2021)

In response to COVID-19, many health and care facilities across the country implemented blanket visitor restrictions that prohibited Essential Care Partners from being physically present as partners in care. As facilities across the country respond to increasing case counts, there’s an opportunity to safely re-integrate essential care partners. Join us in welcoming and engaging Essential Care Partners during and beyond Canadian Patient Safety Week 2021.

Through CPSW we’re sharing guidance and evidence with those who deliver health and care to encourage them to:

  1. Differentiate between visitors and Essential Care Partners and recognize the value of Essential Care Partners.
  2. Safely welcome and re-integrate Essential Care Partners in health and care settings across the country.
  3. Engage with Healthcare Excellence Canada’s Essential Together program for implementation support on re-integrating essential care partners safely into health and care settings

Register for CPSW updates and resources.

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Canadian Patient Safety Week Events, Activities and Resources

We are planning a webinar, tools, resources, quizzes, and more. Stay tuned – events, activities and resources will be announced soon!

About Canadian Patient Safety Week:

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a pan-Canadian, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact HEC Communications

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Join the conversation at #CPSW2021