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CPD Credits Earned

College of Family Physicians of Canada:
9 Mainpro+ credits (Group Learning)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: 9 MOC credits (Section 1)

Why SafeOR™?

Every year in Canadian hospitals, one in eighteen people experiences a patient safety incident.  More than half of these incidents involve surgical care. But most do not result from a lapse in technical skill; they more often involve team non-technical skills and system factors.

What is the SafeOR Program?

The SafeOR program is a quality initiative with an emphasis on the refinement of non-technical skills. It is a comprehensive surgical safety program that recognizes the critical role of culture, teamwork, and communication on team performance. The program is designed to support hospital surgical teams in advancing safety within today’s Canadian operating room.

This comprehensive program consists of three pillars:

SafeOR Outcomes

The SafeOR program aims to reduce the impact of patient safety incidents. Designed by frontline healthcare providers and quality improvement experts with input from human factors consultants and patient advisors, SafeOR works to:

  • Deepen our understanding of the factors that contribute to these incidents
  • Advance the culture of safety in Canadian operating rooms
  • Build more effective OR workflows and collaboration
  • Improve healthcare quality and outcomes for patients, families and care providers 
SafeOR Program Delivery

Each program pillar – Learn, Augment, Lead – consists of several online modules and workshops. Each pillar can be delivered on its own, depending on an institution’s needs. However they are most likely to achieve desired outcomes when implemented in coordination, as one full surgical safety program.

If you are interested in implementing the SafeOR Program in your hospital, you can click on the Book a Session button above and complete the form, or contact our team at:

Learning Objectives

SafeOR Learn

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of psychological safety, mutual respect, and trust in establishing a culture of safety.
  • Demonstrate improved understanding of the roles, competencies, and expertise of all surgical team members.
  • Use respectful team communication skills that supports the coordination, delivery, and reliability of safe patient care.
  • Commit to establishing a perioperative safety culture that supports open team communication and places responsibility on all team members to respectfully speak up when they have concerns about the safety of care.

SafeOR Learn

College of Family Physicians of Canada
9 Mainpro+ credits (Group Learning)

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
9 MOC credits (Section 1)

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 9 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This program was co-developed with the CMPA and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

General Questions or Inquiries

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