Making Patient Safety a Priority in your Program and Organization

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Dr. Lennox Huang and Dr. Anne Matlow


Patient Safety has been identified as a priority in organizations delivering health care to children and youth across the country.  A culture of safety has to be adopted from the top down and the bottom up for it to be fully integrated in education and daily practice.

The Paediatric Chairs of Canada would like to invite you to a webinar presentation designed to:

  1. Highlight the importance of patient safety education and the ultimate impact on child health and safety,
  2. Emphasize the need for the Canadian paediatric  perspective
  3. Provide an introduction and overview of patient safety education tools available on the Curriculum on the Go - Community of Practice
  4. Share experiences of the challenge in bringing patient safety to organizations and of introducing new concepts
  5. Discuss the importance of faculty engagement and offer strategies for engagement at all levels


Resources and References

Introduction and Background on Patient Safety Curriculum Development

Making Patient Safety a Priority in your Program and Organization

Engaging Physicians in the Quality and Patient Safety Agenda

Presenter Bios

Lennox Huang MD, FAAP

Dr. Huang is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University and the Chief of Pediatrics at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Since 2006, he has served as Associate Chair (Clinical) in the Department of Pediatrics and Deputy Chief of Pediatrics. He has been the Medical Director of the Outreach and Pediatric High-Fidelity Simulation at McMaster Children's Hospital since 2005.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, Dr. Huang completed his residency and pediatric critical care fellowship training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Dr. Huang actively practices pediatric intensive care and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics for both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

Dr. Huang’s professional interests lie in the areas of patient safety, hospital quality improvement and high-fidelity simulation. As medical director for MCH’s pediatric outreach and high-fidelity simulation program, he brings research, medical education and patient safety together with cutting-edge technology. He has recently been awarded with a Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) and a Clinical Teaching Award from the Pediatric Postgraduate Residency Program at McMaster University.

Anne Matlow MD, FRCPC

Dr. Anne Matlow  is currently Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Medical Director of the Patient Safety at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, and a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.  

Anne is involved in patient safety and infection control activities, locally, nationally and internationally.  She is a lead member of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre's (CAPHC) Patient Safety Collaborative, where she chairs a group developing a trigger tool to assess the incidence of adverse events in hospitalized children.  She has been active in the patient safety arm of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, and is co-founder and Chair of the Pediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PIPSQC).  She is a member of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC), and Health Canada's Steering Committee on Infection Control Guidelines.

Anne is passionate about pediatric patient safety.  Her research interests are focused on the detection and disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics, and on the interface between infection control and patient safety.

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