Patient Safety

Three resources to prevent medical errors during transfer of care Joint Article by Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS

Three resources to help prevent medical errors during transitions of care.

Co-authored by Stephen Routledge, MPH, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Michael Wong, JD, Founder & Executive Director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Medical errors can be costly for both patient and hospital. As defined by the Joint Commission: In order to keep patients safe, clinicians should focus on the three key points along the patient’s continuum of care. To help, we offer these free resources:

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Patient Safety

Infograph: 5 Questions to Ask about your Medications Ensure safe medication transitions

Patients are at high risk of fragmented care, adverse drug events, and medication errors during transitions of care. Ensuring safe medication transitions is complex. It requires patients to be an active partner in their health to ensure that they have the information they need to use their medications safely.

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Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise

What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transfer of care Joint article by Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS

In this joint article, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS discuss what doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transfer of care.

Co-authored by Stephen Routledge, MPH, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Michael Wong, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

How can clinicians keep patients safe during critical transition of care? As patients’ conditions change, they move to different hospital floors, care teams and, eventually, leave the hospital. During those moments, patients are at high risk of fragmented care, adverse drug events and medication errors.

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