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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit www.patientsafetypodcast.ca and www.w21c.org to reach us. Email w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

Nov 28, 2014

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In this episode Dr. Dave Hogan introduces the concept of "deprescribing" which is defined as carefully getting patients off some of the medications.  

After hearing this episode listeners will be able to:

  • Define the concept of "deprescribing" and evaluate its potential benefits in older...


Oct 23, 2014

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In this episode Dr. John Conly highlights the importance of antibiotic stewardship, which is the appropriate and optimal use of antibiotics in outpatient and inpatient settings.
 
 After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to: 
  • Understand the importance of antibiotic...


Sep 26, 2014

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In this episode Dr. Deborah Marshall and Karen MacDonald discuss how the lack of consistent outcomes, adverse event definitions and non-standardized measures challenges their ability to compare outcomes between total hip replacement and a newer technology called hip resurfacing.  
 
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Aug 29, 2014

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In this episode Brent Thorkelson, a Registered Paramedic and Senior Staff Development Officer with AHS EMS, joins us to talk about an ambulance design study conducted in collaboration with the W21C and Auto 21.


After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:

  • List the benefits of...


Jul 25, 2014

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In this episode Dr. Selena Au defines PFCC and highlights its importance by sharing a case in which a young girl experienced a tragic adverse event that could have been prevented by better use of family centred care.
 
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:
  • Define patient and...