The new video is a resource for consumers. One out of three adults age 65 and older gets injured from falls every year, but anyone can fall. Some simple changes can be made that can make a big difference in the prevention of falls. This video can help you learn how to reduce your risk
7 Lessons from a Hospital CEO – A CEO shares lessons learned about leadership responsibilities to develop, encourage and maintain a culture for safety, including the importance of collaboration among providers, and providing true leadership. Read more
Illinois surveyors are finding lapses at same day surgery centers throughout the state as they, along with other states, continue to crack down on infection control practices in ambulatory settings in response to a 2008 Hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas believed to be caused by unsafe clinic practices. Read more
Almost 8,000 total sentinel events have been reported to TJC since 1995.Â The majority of reports were submitted by hospitals (64%), 62% of the total reports resulted in patient death, and the most prevalent types of events reported through this voluntary reporting system are wrong-patient, wrong-site, or wrong-procedure, and unintended retention of a foreign body.
Congratulations to Sue Scott of University of Missouri HealthCare for being selected to attend the Institute of Nursing Science Summer School course, titled, â€œApplied Patient Safety: Real Data, Real Tools, Real Solutions,â€ in Basel, Switzerland. This summer school provides comprehensive patient safety and quality improvement concepts and methods. The training prepares doctoral students and postdoctoral
CMS has released a new online tool to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care. The Quality Care Finder links consumers with all of Medicareâ€™s compare tools in one convenient location (www.Medicare.gov/QualityCareFinder). Also released is a revised Hospital Compare website with additional data related to outpatient surgical infections and heart attack care
Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections" updates a 2007 AHRQ report, recognizing the "volume and range of activity" in reducing HAIs.