Canadian Patient Safety Week | October 23-27, 2023
Every year Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) participates in the national campaign Canadian Patient Safety Week.
Join PMH October 23 – 27 to explore a new approach to safer care and how we can all make an even bigger difference every day.
You are part of the Health Care Team. Support your health care needs and know your wishes are supported when you cannot speak up.
Get an Emergency Response Information Kit (E.R.I.K) available from Support Services to Seniors. Support Services to Seniors is a community-based program for seniors, and individuals living with disabilities that supports health and well-being providing support and assistance to maintain your independence in the community.
Add the following items to your E.R.I.K.
Advance Care Planning – Advance care planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and share your thoughts and wishes about future health care. It gives you a “voice” in decision making, helps you determine who would communicate for you if you are unable to communicate for yourself and should include conversations with your health-care team.
My Patient Passport – A communication tool for patients and family members to keep track of health information and share with health care providers. Prairie Mountain Health strives to create tools and resources to help patients and families engage with their health care provider.
Safe to Ask Medication Card – Patients and families are vital partners in providing accurate and detailed information about the medications they take and how they are taking them. The purpose of the card is to:
- Promote safe use of medications,
- Encourage people to ask questions about their medications, and
- Help healthcare providers and emergency responders know patients’ current medications.
Patient Advocate Agreement – When you receive health services, you may enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member to support you and/or act on your behalf. This person is your patient/resident/client advocate and can be present during your interactions with a healthcare provider.
In partnership with Shared Health and Healthcare Excellence Canada