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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 and to reach us. Email

Jul 19, 2013

In this episode Dr Irene Ma discusses how education plays a critical role in promoting patient safety during invasive bedside procedures, which are commonly performed but can have a high rate of complication.
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:
  • Describe why invasive bedside procedures are necessary despite their relatively high risk of complications
  • Compare the logbook method of teaching procedural skills with a competency based education model
  • Define a never event and list some simple measures that can help promote patient safety by decreasing the complication rates and preventing never events
  • Describe how technological advances such as the use of simulation in education can enhance procedural safety

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