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 Canadian Patient Safety Week and Annual QJBC "Room of Horrors"

Our annual "Room of Horrors" is an inter-professional event involving Queen's Schools of Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medicine and Pharmacy residents  and staff. The activity is sponsored by QJBC and complements the celebration of Canadian Patient Safety Week. The purpose of the event is to increase participants' awareness of patient and provider safety and to engage in problem solving with health profession colleagues. The event challenges inter-professional teams to identify potential safety hazards in the Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Labs and participate in other safety focused activities. The simulation labs at the School of Nursing are staged to mimic the hospital settings and include actor volunteers who role play as nurses and other health professionals, providing audio feedback to the participants.  Top teams win prizes; all participants receive certificates of participation.

Pictured at left: Jan McVeety, RN, MHA, Communications and Education Officer, QJBC

Check Canadian Patient Safety Institute website site for 2013 information, activities, and virtual forum.
Check Dean Reznick’s blog (Queen's University Health Sciences) for further information.

2013 Room of Horrors Gallery

  • Participant team solving puzzles and discussing lab observations

    Participant team solving puzzles and discussing lab observations

  • QJBC facilitators Jan McVeety and Laura Hadziasmanis at registration desk

    QJBC facilitators Jan McVeety and Laura Hadziasmanis at Room of Horrors registration desk

  • Participant team observing actor interact with patient in sim lab

    Participant team observing actor interact with patient in Simulation Lab scenario and documenting safety issues

  • Health Sciences student signing in for Room of Horrors team challenge

    Health Sciences student signing in for Room of Horrors team challenge

  • Participant team getting acquainted and preparing to enter simulation lab

    Inter-professional participant team getting acquainted and preparing to enter Simulation Lab

  • Participant team observing actor and identifying safety risks in Simulation Lab patient scenario

    Participant team observing actor and identifying safety risks in Simulation Lab patient scenario