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This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada.

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This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada.

    Episode 50: Safety Checklist for Adverse Events

    Episode 50: Safety Checklist for Adverse Events

     Emails, comments, feedback to w21cedu@ucalgary.ca 

    • 15 min
    Episode 49: The Future of Healthcare is CPOE

    Episode 49: The Future of Healthcare is CPOE

    In this podcast, Dr. Shawn Dowling explains the benefits and costs of the Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), a complex healthcare intervention used for entering and managing orders.

    “CPOE and EHR (Electronic Health Records) are the future of where patient health data is moving toward”, Shawn says.  Effective ways to enter, collect and communicate data bring benefits to providers and patients.  There are the potentials to reduce errors, increase patient safety, and maximize the use of information for appropriate medical decisions. Shawn highlights the importance of clinical decision support and describes how CPOE works as a tool to help physicians make the best decision at the point of care.

    Emails, comments, feedback to w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

    • 14 min
    Episode 48: Health Care for Newly Arrived Refugee Families

    Episode 48: Health Care for Newly Arrived Refugee Families

    In this episode Dr. Gabriel Fabreau describes some of the clinical issues and needs for recently arrived refugee families in Canada. 

    In Calgary there are many private sponsors, faith groups, and families who help refugees but are unaware of the existence of Mosaic (http://mosaicpcn.ca/Pages/default.aspx).

    This is a specialized multidisciplinary refugee health clinic that provides care, support and help to refugees, physicians and anyone who wants to know how to care for recently arrived families. More help can be found at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society 

    (https://www.ccisab.ca/services/services-for/refugees)

    Email, comments, feebdback at w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

    • 19 min
    Episode 47: When should you visit the Emergency Department?

    Episode 47: When should you visit the Emergency Department?

    In this episode Dr. Eddy Lang talks about the stress and pressure in Canadian Emergency Departments and in particular in Calgary. He explains when individuals should visit the Emergency Department and provides alternative suggestions to visiting the Emergency Department (E.D.).

    After listening to this podcast, listeners will be able to: 


    Evaluate when to visit of the Emergency Department
    Be aware of alternative solutions to make the visit to E.D. more efficient
    Consider consulting the family physician or other healthcare providers before visiting the E.D.

    Email comments and feedback to w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

    • 17 min
    Episode 46: Safe Drug Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Episode 46: Safe Drug Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    In this episode Craig Curtis talks about the role of pharmacists in Alberta in the development and use of the CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Pathway. He highlights the importance of building an evidence-based pathway that includes international recommendations easily accessible to family physicians and pharmacists.

    After listening to this podcast the listeners will be able to recognize the primary interventions for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults: 


    Prevent progression: ACEi/ARB, DM
    Reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk: statin, antiplatelet
    Renal dose adjustments
    Avoid nephrotoxic medication

    Email comments and feedback to w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

    • 16 min
    Episode 45: Medication Safety in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Episode 45: Medication Safety in Chronic Kidney Disease

    In this episode Dr. Chandra Thomas talks about safety related to medications in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  Individuals with CKD are at very high risk for medication incidents associated with enormous costs for the society and the individuals.

    After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:

    1) Understand the risks for medication related safety incidents in patients with CKD
    2) Know the complexity and uniqueness of individuals with CKD

    3) Recognize a need for actions that supports medication safety 

    Email comments and feedback to w21cedu@ucalgary.ca 

    • 19 min

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