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Why Embrace Organic Social Connections?

Date: June 21, 2018
Filed under: Quality Café, Webinar

If you want to sustain a culture of patient safety that includes feeling comfortable to talk about concerns in order to learn and improve, why not use organic networks? Used alongside formal ways of knowledge dissemination and translation, informal social networks in health care can work to enhance patient safety learning and knowledge translation.

At this Quality Café, you’ll hear how a team at Providence Health Care identified organic networks among their staff to address patient safety concerns, and see how you can apply the strategies they used.

This session is ideal for any leader in health care who wants to continue fostering a culture of patient safety and quality improvement. After the session, participants will be able to practice skills in social mapping, simulation training and using Pareto graphs.


Sarah Carriere, RN, BSN, MSN Candidate
Leader, Patient Safety, Providence Health Care

Sarah Carriere is the Leader of Patient Safety at Providence Health Care; she is a proud Registered Nurse and has been one for 15 years. Originally trained in New Zealand, Sarah has completed training in quality improvement through the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, as well as the Patient Safety Officer Course through the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, with an aim to pursue further graduate studies in human factors. In her spare time, Sarah can be found mountaineering or ski touring!

Click here to download the slides for this Quality Café!

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