Tag Archives: Safety
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2015: A Year in Review

Saskatoon Health Region has made many improvements over the past 12 months to help us become better, every day. Many of these changes are the result of the Region’s 14 Day Challenge and 90-day initiatives, Safer Every Day and Ready Every Day, which focused on improving safety and patient flow respectively. How exactly have things […]

Saskatchewan to track, report on safety incidents involving patients and employees

In 2004, University of Toronto professor and Health Quality Council (HQC) Board member Ross Baker co-authored a landmark Canadian study that found adverse events causing harm to patients occurred in an estimated 7.5% of all hospitalizations in Canada. In a follow-up paper, Beyond the Quick Fix: Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (Nov. 2015), Baker reports […]

Patients receiving medications faster

When we need prescription medications, we want to receive them as soon as possible. But some patients prescribed exceptional drug status (EDS) drugs were waiting longer than expected. Staff at the Ministry of Health and 3sHealth undertook a mistake-proofing exercise in August to find out why. The problem: For one class of drugs used to […]

Innovative system changes how Saskatoon Health Region responds to safety events

If you want to report a safety event in Saskatoon Health Region, who are you going to call? Petrina McGrath, Saskatoon Health Region’s Vice-President of People, Practice and Quality, is hoping you’ll call the Region’s Safety Alert System and is encouraging everyone to do so. Yesterday, the Region hosted a “show and tell” presentation of […]