World Patient Safety Day

Event Details

About the Event

World Patient Safety Day is an annual campaign to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.

This year’s theme is “Medication Without Harm” and BCPSQC is sharing a few ways that you can support the campaign.

Webinar: Learning from Patient Safety Incidents
September 15 | 0900 – 1000 PT | Register
Join Healthcare Excellence Canada on September 15 for a conversation on what is needed to create a “safe-to-say” culture that better understands the factors that contribute to patient safety incidents. Patients, families and providers will also discuss what is needed to create safer care for everyone involved.

Webinar: Medication Without Harm for Canadians
September 15 | 0800 – 0900 PT | Register
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada is hosting a session that will discuss strategies to empower patients and families in safe medication use.

Read About a Medication Management Tool for Indigenous Peoples
Created by the First Nations Health Authority in collaboration with Doctors of BC, Coyote’s Food Medicines is a tool that uses storytelling to raise awareness among Indigenous Elders regarding healthy medication use. It also supports health care providers to understand their patients’ needs and concerns. This hugely successful initiative was a runner-up in the 2021 BC Quality Awards! Read more.

Join the Conversation
Spread the word by using #WorldPatientSafetyDay and #MedicationWithoutHarm hashtags on your social media channels. Access World Health Organization campaign graphics here.