The Safety Competencies
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a broad cadre of content experts have developed the patient safety competencies framework that identifies the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by all health care professionals. Medavie EMS has reviewed these competencies and has recognized their value and validity. We have begun the process of developing a strategy to integrate these competencies within our quality, educational and oversight activities throughout our operating companies. In order to ensure these competencies become part of the practice of our frontline health care providers we strongly believe that they must first be firmly adopted and understood within the management and system framework.
The implementation of these competencies marks the beginning of marvellous journey as well as a partnership amongst like minded, patient centered organizations.