The Canadian Forces Health Services Group’s Patient Safety program will now officially boast Cpl. Isabelle Pelchat’s design as its new logo.
Pelchat’s design nabbed the top spot in the Canadian Forces Health Services Group’s Patient Safety program logo contest launched in Oct. 2016. Designs were judged according to their creativity, reproducibility, and accuracy.
Inspired by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Flight Safety Program’s easily identifiable logo, the Patient Safety Program decided to brand their program through their own logo and to communicate their mission.
“With the design of this logo, I wanted both medical and dental professionals to be able to identify themselves in it. I wanted the logo to accurately represent both sides. I combined both units’ colors in a diamond symbol, which represents safety. The Delta represents the dental service, and the rod of Asclepius represents the medical service.
“The logo symbolizes that everyone is working together towards the same objective of safe patient care. This is important in the design because patient safety means that these professionals are always striving towards providing high-quality care,” said Pelchat, who is a dental technician at 1st Dental Unit Detachment Greenwood, N.S.
After completing her training at College Boreal in 2012, Pelchat has been a dental technician in the Canadian Armed Forces. Prior to her career as a dental technician, Pelchat served as a weather technical for six years and completed a deployment to Afghanistan.
Pelchat’s logo will represent the work done through the program and increase awareness of patient safety among personnel.
The Patient Safety Program takes proactive steps to make sure that preventable adverse events are addressed in medical care. The program encourages staff and patients to report any incidents that may occur. Reporting helps program administrators to understand why an incident took place and how to prevent it in the future.