Regina’s Labour and Birth Team wins first place
Congratulations to Regina’s Labour and Birth Team for being chosen first place by their peers during the Theatre Arts Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Surgical Safety Course. This three day course in Ottawa is intended to help physicians and their perioperative teams improve the Operating Room (OR) environment and encourage safe surgical care.
The team consisted of Dr. Christine Lett, Dr. Deb Shepherd, and registered nurses (RNs) Cori Dauphinais and Francesca Carteri-Bitz from Regina General Hospital. Their goal was to address the issue of planned caesarean deliveries being delayed in nearly 45 per cent of cases, typically due to more emergent, unplanned caesarian procedures that would take priority. These delays cause patient and provider uncertainty which directly affects patients’ wellness. The Labour and Birth Team submitted a design to implement planned caesarean delivery days at Regina General Hospital with the goal of starting 90 per cent of caesarian procedures on time by May 1, 2023.
This CPMA Theatre Arts course is open to all Canadian perioperative teams. The course objectives are to identify measures to evaluate success: factors that contribute to team performance and learning, and strategies to improve safe surgical care and a plan to implement change. Each team submits an idea which is developed into an actionable plan with the goal of promoting safe surgical care.
By the end of the course, each team successfully developed new ideas for change and designed a prototype for action using an outcome-based framework to evaluate success of the strategy.
This prestigious award recognizes the continual input our staff are able to continually provide, striving to improve patient care. “I am very proud of this team and what they were able to achieve,” says Corey Miller, Vice President, Provincial Programs, Saskatchewan Health Authority.
From left to right: Cori Dauphinais, Dr. Christine Lett, Francesca Carteri-Bitz, Dr. Deb Shepherd receiving their award in Ottawa, Ontario