The Importance of Sharing to Improve Patient Safety

Per the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM) Getting to Zero initiative, a proactive approach to patient safety and risk reduction is needed to improve patient safety and “A key component of this proactive process is to share lessons that have been learned from managing and preventing serious safety events”.   This proactive approach is shared and supported by Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs)!

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Trigger Tools:

Trigger tools help healthcare providers identify possible safety events and concerns by looking at conditions that often accompany those safety events.  For example, by examining the administration of res

Pill Organizers:  A Yellow Flag for Caution:

McKnight’s Senior Living magazine shared some counter-intuitive but important research recently.  The article is available here. The researchers found that individuals had more adverse events from medic

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors:

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors In his latest post to the “Line of Sight” blog, IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, reflects on the controversy and criticism surrounding a recent

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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.