Recognizing patient safety stars

“Learning depends critically on the less visible social processes of inquiry, investigation and improvement that unfold around incidents.” Would you agree? Carl Macrae presented the above viewpoint in his British Medical Journal article titled The problem with...

Getting a handle on hazards

Have you ever noticed something at work and thought, “Well, that doesn’t look safe”? Maybe you found the narcotic cupboard unlocked, or saw that the crash cart wasn’t prepped correctly, or spotted dirty equipment in the same storage room as the clean equipment....

2018: A year of feedback and reflection

  The holiday season is upon us! We can hardly believe it, but 2018 is quickly approaching its finale. As always at this time of year, we find ourselves considering the past year’s events, challenges, and accomplishments, as we strive toward our common goal of...

Trauma mortality review offers province-wide opportunities for improvement

  Our two most recent blog stories on BCPSLS Central provided updates on exciting new tools that were launched in 2017. In August, we outlined early successes of BCPSLS re:act, highlighting its Leading Practice award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for...

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