Safer Healthcare Now!
Safer Healthcare Now is a patient safety campaign aimed at reducing preventable complications and deaths in Canadian hospitals. The goal of the campaign is to improve the safety of patient care through learning, sharing and implementing interventions that are known to reduce avoidable adverse events.
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital has actively participated in two interventions of this patient safety campaign, namely Prevention of Surgical Site Infection and Improved Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction since 1995.
During the early days of our involvement, we made changes to various components of care for our patients and were able to implement the required interventions to provide safe, evidence based care. Today, we have maintained those changes, make additional changes as new guidelines and interventions become available and monitor regularly to ensure the changes continue to be standard practice.
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