Tag Archives: Safety
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New program getting resident physicians up to speed on quality improvement, patient safety in Saskatoon Health Region

“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” – Hippocrates, 460-370 BC With its Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Training program, Saskatoon Health Region is equipping resident physicians to both do good and prevent harm. This new program orients residents to the objectives of quality improvement, with a big emphasis […]
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Safer care for Emergency patients at Regina General

Patients admitted through Emergency at Regina General Hospital now get their medications before they’re transferred to an inpatient unit, or have the medications accompany when they’re moved. Previously, medications for around half of patients were either delivered to Emergency, or retrieved by staff, after the patient was relocated. This caused rework for staff and delays […]
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10 seconds to safety

What difference can 10 seconds make? For 40 per cent of residents on Unit 2-6 at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 10 seconds may be the difference between life and serious injury or death. These residents – 14 in all – receive mechanical ventilation, either full or part-time. Each of them is connected by a breathing tube […]