Safety info for families
Working Together to Keep Your Child Safe
Keeping your child safe is important to everyone at SickKids. Children stay safer when their parents are informed and involved in their care. Speak up, ask questions and talk to your health-care team. Working together is the best way to keep your child safe.
Follow the safety information and tips in the information sheets below and talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns about any safety issues while you are at SickKids.
Patient safety information booklets for families
- Keeping your child safe: your visit at SickKids (PDF)
- Preventing IV injuries (PDF)
- Safe sleep at SickKids (PDF)
- Fall prevention at SickKids (PDF)
- Hand hygiene at SickKids (PDF)
- Preventing pressure ulcers (PDF)
- Child and family involvement in nursing shift handover (PDF)
- Speak Up (PDF)
Know your child’s medications
Keep an active list of your child’s medications, including how much and how often they are taken. Show the list at every visit. Create your own medication record.
- Patient Safety Indicators
- Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC)
- University of Toronto Centre for Patient Safety