Join us for a live webinar on healthcare worker safety during global pandemics with Chris Power, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
Date: Thursday 23 April 2020
Time: 15:00 UTC+1 (Please see your local time here)
About the webinar
Healthcare workers dedicate their lives to caring for the health and wellness of others. Between the long hours, the tremendous pressure, and patient safety risks – all magnified by the threat of COVID-19 – these essential care providers are under constant assault.
Healthcare workers experience astronomical levels of burnout, compassion fatigue, and strain on their psychological safety and wellbeing. If these are not addressed, the worker may suffer in silence, change their role, or leave the profession altogether.
Protect them – now and after the global pandemic – to benefit the worker, their patients and the healthcare system.
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Patient Safety and Patient Engagement, has over 15 years of experience in safety leadership and implementing programs to enhance safety in every part of the healthcare continuum.
This webinar will reveal lessons learned in the development of peer-to-peer support programs, introduce best practices from around the world, and provide a toolkit to develop your own programs.
Help create more caring healthcare organizations to benefit staff engagement, wellbeing and satisfaction. This will translate to safer and more effective patient care.
About the presenter
What began as a desire to help those in need over 35 years ago has evolved into a mission to improve the quality of healthcare for all Canadians. Chris Power's journey in healthcare began at the bedside as a front-line nurse. Since then, she has grown into one of the preeminent healthcare executives in Canada.
Her experiences, her success, and her values have led her to the position of CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Previously, Chris served for eight years as president and CEO of Capital Health, Nova Scotia. Chris holds significant governance roles including past Chair of the Canadian Association for Health Services & Policy Research, Board member of Simulation Canada, Co-Chair of CHLNet, and Board member of Colleges & Institutes of Canada.
She is past Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and past CoChair of HealthCareCAN. Chris participated as a member of the federal advisory panel on healthcare innovation and through this role has gained even greater insight into the many panCanadian organizations that will be beneficial in forming partnerships, leveraging expertise and advancing the goals of CPSI.