Are families seeing something we're not?


What would the effect of a patient safety reporting system used by families of paediatric inpatients be on adverse event reporting by healthcare workers?

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jeremy Daniels, resident in Anatomical Pathology at McMaster University, Dr. Mark Ansermino, Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics and a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital and Anne Marie Taylor, Provincial Director of the BC Patient Safety & Learning System.

These presenters will review the background literature, rationale and recent research supporting the need for family and patient adverse event reporting in pediatric health facilities. They will describe their team's approach to designing and testing a computerized system for families of pediatric tertiary-care inpatients to report adverse events that occurred during the child's hospital stay. Family reporting at the study institution will be compared and contrasted with healthcare provider reporting over the same time period. An update on current efforts at BC Children’s Hospital to build on the successful project will also be provided.


  • Jeremy Daniels MD BASc  (McMaster University)
  • Mark Ansermino MBBCH, MMed, MSc (Informatics), FFA (SA), FRCPC (BC Children's)
  • Annemarie Taylor  MA RN (BC Patient Safety & Learning System)

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Are families seeing something we're not?