A recent article from BMJ states medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer. The article follows the 1999 IOM report which made the first attempt to determine preventable harm in healthcare. The IOM report estimated a staggering 44,000 to 98,000 patient deaths each year due
The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a series of free upcoming webinars to share information and answer questions on how joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) can help you improve patient safety at your organization. Each webinar is available for providers in different healthcare settings, including medical offices, ASCs, LTC, EMS, and home care.
LEAP INTO PATIENT SAFETY IN 2016! Attention hospitals, LTC, EMS, pharmacies, medical offices, home care and all healthcare providers: The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is joining Patient Safety Awareness Week to acknowledge: Safe Care is Our Focus, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 366 days a year. In recognizing the year-round efforts
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued an Action Planning Tool to complement their suite of safety culture survey assessments. The tool is meant to be used after the survey has been administered and the results have been collected. The tool helps users define goals, process measures, and initiatives to be implemented, including
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a special and unique profession with many dedicated men and women. These professionals bring compassion, enthusiasm and dependability in often very challenging environments. CPS is here to support EMS professionals and offer resources as well as tools to improve safety. At CPS, our focus is on learning what medical errors
CPS is partnering with other PSOs to provide a series of educational webinars throughout 2016. Supported by NextPlane Solutions, these webinars will be available at no charge. The first session is hosted by our friends at the North Carolina Quality Center PSO. “Stronger Action Plans: The next chapter in risk management and patient safety.” Our
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