February 4, 2016 - 10:47 am

The CDC issued a health advisory urging dialysis providers and facilities to assess and improve infection control practices to stop Hepatitis C viral transmission in patients undergoing hemodialysis. A health advisory may not require immediate attention but provides important information for a specific incident or situation. The CDC received an increased number of reports of

Despite a multitude of toolkits and resources, patient falls remain a prevalent safety issue. Over the past three years, falls have consistently been in The Joint Commission’s top ten reported sentinel events. In 2013 falls were the fifth most commonly reported sentinel event, rising to the second most reported event in 2014. Currently falls are

Based on industry data and recent findings from event data submitted to the PSO, the Center for Patient Safety is issuing a Safety Watch about intranasal medication administration. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE VERSION Recently, an EMS provider mistakenly administered a medication intranasally when it should have been administered by IV route only. There were was no harm reported to the patient,

Today, the Center released a Patient Safety Watch: Expressed Breast Milk.  We encourage you to review the watch and share with others in your organization. The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is issuing a PSO Watch to raise awareness about the effects of providing expressed breast milk to the wrong infant, otherwise called “mixing up” breast

August 28, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Attention EMS PSO Participants: The Center for Patient Safety is issuing a PSO Watch for Missing & Lost Equipment in EMS.  Missing and lost emergency equipment is a common occurrence in EMS as indicated by events recently reported to the CPS PSO and concerns voiced from EMS leaders. Without the proper equipment immediately available, unnecessary

The National Alert Network recently issued an alert based on a fatal medication error where a nurse confused fluid drams with mL.  While the healthcare system bases most of its medication on the metric system, many measuring cups utilized for liquid medication not only still have drams listed, but also ounces listed.  Harm could be

October 28, 2014 - 4:07 pm

This Safety Watch is to advise you that having multiple different types of cricothyrotomy kits can lead to confusion during an airway emergency. We believe standardizing your equipment including cricothyrotomy kits within an organization or within a region would help to reduce the likelihood of an adverse event. Cricothyrotomy also commonly called a “cric” is

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Zoll Summit - Lee Varner

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 15th Street, Denver, CO

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