PROTECTING

safety and quality work.

LEARNING

safe cultures and best practices.

PREVENTING

adverse events and patient harm.

Recent News / Blog

  • Safety Watch – Missing & Lost Equipment in EMS

     Attention EMS PSO Participants: The Center for Patient Safety is issuing a PSO Watch for Missing & Lost Equipment in EMS.  Missing and lost

  • EMS Clinicians Can Combat Fatigue

    EMS clinicians are highly susceptible to fatigue due to long shifts, stress, and other sleep-impacting issues and the Center for Patient Safety recognizes fatigue

  • Reducing the Risk of Using Medication Abbreviations – A reminder from ECRI

    In the world of risk mitigation, it’s not often that there’s a straightforward solution. So, when there is, it’s worth some serious consideration. In

  • Services

    Safety Culture

    A strong cultural foundation that supports communication, teamwork, and leadership is a key step to improving patient safety in any environment:

    Survey on Patient Safety Culture
    Just Culture
    Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)
    Resources and services

    PSO

    The Centers’ PSO services offer a seamless way for licensed healthcare providers to work collaboratively to learn how to reduce serious events and patient harm within the federal confidentiality and privilege protections of the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

    EMS
    Hospitals

    Long-term Care

    Physicians

    Who We Serve

    EMS

    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for Emergency Medical Services.

    Hospitals/ASCs

    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

    Long-Term Care

    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for Long-term Care facilities.

    Physicians

    The Center for Patient Safety offers a variety of services for physicians and medical offices.

    What Our Clients Say About Us

    Thank you for providing such valuable resources.  They have helped us share the importance of safety with staff, physicians and visitors.

    We love the Center’s patient safety culture survey feedback reports. The department level reports give a level of granularity we were lacking with previous surveys.

    The Center’s reach and dedication of their staff to collaborative efforts, particularly their introduction of Just Culture to long-term care, distinguishes them in this work.

    Word from Executive Director, Becky Miller

    We are excited about our 10th year as a part of the solution to address the multitude of issues surrounding patient safety. Safety culture is the KEY! Medical error prevention and reduced patient harm occurs in organizations with a strong safety culture, supporting and encouraging the reporting of adverse events, near misses and unsafe conditions; reporting that leads to learning what and why errors occur and to sharing of solutions.

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