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Your Safety
As early as 2003, Manitoba Health developed a provincial policy to encourage the voluntary reporting of critical clinical occurrences (now referred to as “critical incidents”) where learning might occur from seemingly isolated errors.

In 2006, legislation was introduced for mandatory no-blame critical incident reporting across the health system to support a culture of learning and openness. Manitoba was the second province to introduce mandatory reporting and investigation of critical incidents.

There are several initiatives underway in the health care system to improve patient safety, including making changes to deliver safer care, to better enforce infection prevention and control measures, and to improve communication between health care providers and patients and their families.
For more information on patient safety programming contact:

Heather Campbell, RN BN
Quality & Patient Safety Coordinator
Gimli Community Health Center
120-6th Avenue, Gimli MB R0C 1B0
(office) 204-642-4535
(fax) 204-642-4924
hcampbell@ierha.ca

Patient Safety Initiatives
It's Safe to Ask
Medication Safety
Clean Hands
Preventing Falls
Playing an active role in your health care
VTE Prevention

Resources:
Tips for Patients and Families - pdf file
Safe Medication Use - video

Useful links:
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Canadian Patient Safety Institute

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