Collaborating to Eliminate Preventable Harm

Last modified by Paula Robeson on 2019/11/22 15:45

Children’s Healthcare Canada is pleased to support Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) on their “Journey Toward Zero Harm”.  SPS is an international network of more than 135 children’s hospitals, which share the vision that no child will ever experience serious harm while admitted to a hospital. They believe that by putting aside competition and sharing safety successes and failures, everyone can achieve their goals faster. Currently there are 7 children's hospitals in Canada that are participating in this international collaboration.
During this webinar will hear from three of the Canadian SPS members, the IWK Health Centre, CHEO and McMaster Children's Hospital. They will share their experiences in participating in SPS, with each centre showcasing a specific intervention that they have implemented. Our presenters will discuss their safety goals and progress, as well as discuss the value of participating in this collaborative to prevent harm.
This webinar will be of interest to the following audiences:

  • Front-line clinicians from healthcare institutions serving children and youth 
  • Senior and middle managers from healthcare institutions serving children and youth 
  • Researchers 
  • Policy makers 
  • Child and Family advocates

Jane Palmer.PNGJane Palmer, RN, MN, Director, Quality, Safety and Patient Experience, with the IWK Health Centre, is a healthcare leader with expertise in quality and patient safety. Jane is a Registered Nurse with 30 years’ experience in both clinical and administrative practice settings. A native of Nova Scotia, Jane has held several progressive leadership positions in Nova Scotia and Ontario, returning to the province in 2013 to pursue her passion related to quality, safe care with a focus on the elimination of preventable patient harm. Jane obtained her CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) designation in 2011 and has studied at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She obtained her Patient Safety Officer designation through the Canadian Patient Safety Institute in 2013. Most recently, Jane has assumed accountability for the Patient Experience portfolio at the IWK and served as faculty for the Atlantic Health Quality and Patient Safety Patient Experience Collaborative. She is currently a Regional Champion for Canada as part of the Solutions for Patient Safety North American collaborative that is comprised of 130+ pediatric hospitals.

2019 11 04 Jen.jpg Jennifer Ellis, RN, PhD (@JellisCanada) is the Director of Quality and Safety at CHEO, where she has oversight for Infection Prevention and Control, Patient Safety, Clinical Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Services, as well as leadership for key Quality and Safety Initiatives. Jennifer is an advocate for putting “Safety First” and lives and breathes Quality Improvement. Jennifer is an experienced administrator who has worked in health care, health policy, quality improvement and research. Previously, she was the Director of Nursing Practice for the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, and as well as Director for Policy, Director for E-Learning and Director of Granting and Scholarship for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Jennifer is a registered nurse with a PhD in clinical health sciences and graduate diplomas in Health Policy and Health Law. Jennifer lives in Ottawa with her husband and three children, despite Ottawa winters.

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Barb Jennings, RN MSHSA (@barbejennings), Senior Advisor, Joyce Centre for Healthcare Innovation, McMaster Children’s Hospital, is an RN with 25 years clinical and operations experience in pediatric acute care. She received her RN Diploma from Humber College in 1982 and her Master of Science, Health Service Administration from D’Youville College in 2001. After an exciting career as a Clinical Manager Barb accepted a position focusing on patient safety at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), advancing the hospital’s ongoing commitment to provide the safest care to our patients and families. Barb is the SPS Lead and currently focused on implementing Error Prevention and Leadership Methods through out the hospital. Barb is a faculty member in the School of Nursing, McMaster University teaching Professional Practice and Problem Based Learning.


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Dr. David Creery MD MSc FRCPC MHSc, Pediatric Intensivist, Medical Director of Patient Safety, is an Intensivist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Garry Cardiff Wing of CHEO. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Doctor of Medicine in 1989. He completed his Pediatric Residency Training at the University of Ottawa in 1994, followed by a Master’s of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology in 1996. He completed a Critical Care Fellowship at the SickKids Critical Care Unit and became a Pediatric Intensive Care physician at CHEO in July 1998. He was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care from 2002 to 2015. He completed a Master’s of Health Science in Health Administration from the University of Toronto in 2010. Since 2011, Dr. Creery has served as the Medical Director of Patient Safety for CHEO. Since 2010, Dr. Creery has been an Investigating Coroner for the Ottawa Region. Dr. Creery has participated in and has published research related to his work in Pediatric Intensive Care. He has been involved in publication of research in: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Transfusion Strategies for Patients in Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Respiratory infections in Inuit infants, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Immunodeficiency, HIV, patient care safety improvement initiatives, and Sepsis Syndrome. He is also Chair, Central Morbidity and Mortality Committee, CHEO; Co-Chair, Quality of Care Committee, CHEO; Co-chair, Clinical Decision Support Committee, EPIC implementation;Board Member and Chair of Quality and Safety Committee, Roger Neilson House.

Created by Paula Robeson on 2019/10/25 20:36