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.
SafeOR™ is a quality initiative designed to support hospital surgical teams in advancing safety, culture and efficiency within today's Canadian operating room.
Canadian Surgical Team Performance in Today’s Climate
Saegis is pleased to host a series of interdisciplinary webinars for Canadian surgical teams to discuss the current surgical environment.
Featuring a panel of Canadian surgeons, anesthesiologists, and OR nurses, these webinars explore the critical role of non-technical team skills, such as psychological safety, communication, and situation awareness, that strengthen surgical teams’ performance. We aim to support operating room teams as they manage increased demands amid limited resources. This webinar series is designed for hospital surgical teams. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your team is interested in learning more about SafeOR Teams.
The SafeORTM Program
The comprehensive SafeOR Program is offered on-site at Canadian hospitals.
Let us introduce you to the SafeOR program with this brief video:
The SafeOR quality initiative 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
For more details about the program content and components, click here.