Safety starts with me campaign
Written by Fabio Feldman, Director, Clinical Quality and Patient Safety

Communications and Public Affairs and the Clinical Quality and Strategic Priorities Program have partnered on a campaign to strengthen a culture of safety in our hospitals.

Communications and Public Affairs and the Clinical Quality and Strategic Priorities Program have partnered on a campaign to strengthen a culture of safety in our hospitals. It is called Safety Starts With Me and it includes elements of education for both patients and staff. Check out the campaign page on FH Pulse.

Over the coming weeks watch for the following in your hospital as site leaders begin to coordinate orders for these education and promotion materials:

  • A Safety Starts With Me Brochure for patients and their loved ones, to educate them on the steps they can take to keep safe while in the hospital. Staff are asked to help teach their patients these steps.
  • A Patient Safety Priorities Passport that directs staff to online learning resources and training, and features augmented reality graphics via a downloadable smart phone app. This passport is a component of professional development training. Further details on the Patient Safety Priorities for 2018-2020 are available on FH Pulse.
  • Safety Starts With Me promotional materials to teach patients the five steps they can take to keep safe while in the hospital, including wraps for elevators and nursing stations, patient handouts, digital signage and more.
  • Hospital unit quality boards will be updated with new Safety Starts With Me information to educate them on keeping safe, including a poster, patient feedback message, contact information for the unit manager and patient care coordinator, and hospital safety rates. Patients will also be encouraged to refer to their Understanding My Stay whiteboards, if posted in their room, to improve two-way communication and care planning involvement between patients and care team members.
  • Personal safety stories in The Beat shared by health care providers, patients and families.
  • A new Safety Starts With Me webpage will go live this week at fraserhealth.ca/safetystartswithme with steps to assist patients and families in keeping safe while in the hospital.

In October this campaign extends to our external social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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