Through a diverse set of educational initiatives we work to impact the lives of every patient, student, and healthcare professional by disseminating knowledge about patient safety.

Our educational initiatives are guided by five core competencies that are designed to provide a framework to develop knowledge and skills in patient safety and quality improvement.

IPS Competency 1: Promote a Culture of Patient Safety

  1. Define patient safety and healthcare quality improvement
  2. Identify key patient safety behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge
  3. Articulate personal role in patient safety

IPS Competency 2: Work in Teams to Foster Environments of Patient Safety

  1. Recognize the role of each team member
  2. Recognize and articulate the role of the team
  3. Demonstrate respect and professionalism
  4. Demonstrate situational awareness

IPS Competency 3: Champion Effective Communication for Patient Safety

  1. Communicate using shared vocabulary
  2. Demonstrate effective listening
  3. Exchange feedback in an open manner

IPS Competency 4: Understand the Role of Human Factors in Patient Safety

  1. Define human factors engineering
  2. Recognize the impact of fatigue and human limitations
  3. Recognize personal limitations and ask for assistance

IPS Competency 5: Recognize Adverse Events

  1. Articulate the definition of an adverse event
  2. Recognize the occurrence of an adverse event
  3. Engage in honest communication around adverse events or situations where harm to a patient has been caused

*Competencies have been adapted from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Safety Competencies framework.

This page was last modified on March 1, 2018