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Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety.

S.A.F.E. Toolkit – Self-Advocacy for Everyone

The S.A.F.E. Toolkit has information, tips and resources that can help people learn to be more involved in their healthcare. It consists of key patient safety topics in summary and full version formats, two video series, as well as a Leader's Guide.

Introduction to S.A.F.E. Toolkit Summary

1. Know Your Patient Rights Summary  /  Full version

    Related Resources: Patient Rights and Responsibilities

2. Choose Your Patient Advocate Summary  /  Full version

Related Resources:

My Patient Advocate Agreement Fillable: > English    > French

My Patient Advocate Agreement promotional poster

> English    > French

3. Know Your Health Plan Summary  /  Full version

My Health Plan includes templates to use in creating your health plan.

4. Access Your Medical Records Summary  Full version

5. Talk with Your Doctor Summary  /  Full version

6. Work with Your Pharmacist Summary  /  Full version

Medication Card (Bilingual): > PDF Fillable / Adobe Acrobat

Other Medication Safety Resources and Videos

7. Prepare for Your Stay in Hospital Summary  /  Full version

8. Prepare for Surgery Summary  /  Full version

9. Prevent Falls Summary

10. Know the Process when Harm Happens Summary  /  Full version

11. Know the Patient Safety Contacts Summary

12. Know the Steps in Stating Your Concerns Full version

13. Know Some Patient Safety Definitions Full version

These series are based on topics in the S.A.F.E. Toolkit. They supplement the written material.

Leader's Guide: A step-by-step guide for individuals or groups who wish to deliver the S.A.F.E. Toolkit topics to patients, families, general public or healthcare providers. It includes a checklist for planning and delivering 60 to 90 minute sessions. DOWNLOAD the entire guide.


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