Safest Together is an initiative the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the Stollery Children’s Hospital are working on to eliminate hospital acquired harm. This initiative is being undertaken as part of the Solutions for Patient Safety Network (SPS) project.
Over the last year, ACH has been targeting four hospital acquired conditions – Central Line Associated Blood Infections (CLABSI), Pressure Injuries, Peripheral IV Infiltration & Extravasation (PIVIE) and Surgical Site Infections (SSI). These efforts include collecting and reporting data on each of the conditions, implementing additional SPS best practices, performing peer to peer audits, and completing a safety review of all reported incidents.
This initiative also involves training all of our staff and physician in practices, which will help mitigate making safety errors. As of this month, over 1500 Staff and Physicians have completed the SafestTogether Error Prevention training course. The Error Prevention course is offered three days a week until the end of this year. If you haven’t taken this course yet, register through MyLearning Link.
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