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Patient Safety

Patients and families can find information on how to get involved in your care. In addition, health care providers can find tools to promote a culture of safety when providing care.

Get Involved in Your Care

Be a Partner in Your Care

You are an important member of your health care team. There are many ways to participate in your care. We encourage you to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your treatment choices, and promote your own safety by getting involved in your care.

Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC) Resources

HEC's Rethinking Patient Safety Discussion Guide explores a new approach to patient safety where everyone contributes to safer care, and the vital roles of cultural and psychological safety are emphasized.

Other Resources:

Choosing Wisely Canada

This national campaign helps clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Become a Patient Family Advisor

A program to help increase the involvement of patients and family members in planning and reviewing health care programs and services in Saskatchewan.

Talk to someone about your concern

What to do if you have questions or concerns about access to care, services, treatment or how medical decisions were made.

Safety Topics

Medication Safety

5 Questions to Ask about Your Medications

Tips on asking the right questions about your medications when you see your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. For more information, visit

Safe Medication Practices and Safety Bulletins for Practitioners

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings. Its website provides information on safe medication practices and notifies patients on medication safety related issues.

Understanding Prescriptions

Tips for physicians, nurses and pharmacists on how to assess and improve adherence during key encounters with patients.


Medications that were good then, might not be the best choice now. Deprescribing is part of appropriate care - backing off when doses are too high, or stopping medications that are no longer needed.

Safe Surgery

Making Surgery Safer

Information a surgical patient should know to improve their care outcomes before, during and after surgery.

Infection Prevention and Control

Saskatchewan's Infection Prevention and Control Program

Documents cover a range of topics for Infection Control Practitioners, Medical Health Officers, other health care professionals and the public.

Promote a Culture of Safety

In a culture of safety, there are accepted practices in place to guide patients, staff and health care providers to achieve optimal care outcomes. Safety culture also encourages the adoption of behaviours that promote patient safety. In this kind of culture, people are not merely requested to work toward change. They proactively take actions when it is necessary to address safety issues or concerns.

Health Provider Information

Learn more about actions taken across the health system to promote and improve patient safety.

Critical Incidents

Commitment to a culture of safety and no harm to patients is a key priority of the health system. Identifying, understanding, and learning from critical incidents is one way of improving patient safety. Find information about critical incident reporting in Saskatchewan, the role of Provincial Client Concern Specialist and annual statistics on critical incidents.

Patient Safety Alerts

Patient Safety Alerts are issued when recommendations following the review of a critical incident may benefit the province more broadly. Sharing information about an event along with recommendations to prevent the event from recurring, promotes learning and helps improve health system quality and safety.

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