November 06 2012
It’s an appropriate topic for Halloween: the nightmare scenarios that can unfold when patient safety is not first and foremost in any health care setting. Nightmare on Main Street; wake up to patient safety, is the result of a partnership between the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC), the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Health Sciences Student Association (HSSA) at the University of Alberta. The event offers students from all health science faculties an opportunity to take part in simulation events that challenge them to identify and address patient safety concerns in both hospital and home care settings.
February 17 2012
Angela Bokenfohr’s had schizophrenia, asthma, numerous ankle injuries, broken bones and bruises covering her entire body.
But Bokenfohr isn’t short on luck– she works at the University of Alberta’s Standardized Patient Program (SPP) where portraying varying medical conditions is the name of the game.
February 16 2012
“HELP! Please - I need HELP!”
An urgent plea for help sounds from the student commons lobby in the University of Alberta’s Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. Four health science students chatting in a nearby hallway look at one another, drop what they’re doing and run.
“I’m so glad you’re here.” A man in a baseball cap paces around a coffee table, wringing his hands, looking anxiously at the ground a few feet away from him.