It has been reported to the Center for Patient Safety that some organizations have experienced sterile syringes and butterfly needles being contaminated within their sterile packaging. Recommendations: Encourage staff to please be watchful of all sterile packages. If the supplies/equipment are noted to be contaminated, they should not be utilized Remind staff to file a

May 4, 2016 - 10:01 pm

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.

April 29, 2016 - 9:13 am

New-onset confusion and functional decline are two possible symptoms  used to help diagnose UTI’s in catheterized LTC residents.  Yet these can be hard to isolate, especially in residents with baseline cognitive decline.  The downside of over-identifying possible UTI’s arises from two facts.  (1) When UTI is suspected, staff often ask for a urine culture, and

April 28, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Medscape recently published an article about a nurse who was disciplined after reporting patient safety concerns arising from care provided by another nurse.  Clinical staff members who report each other for safety concerns are usually at the center of a multi-layered bundle of concerns. Does the organization support reports of safety concerns? Is there a

April 12, 2016 - 2:18 pm

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report “To Err Is Human; Building a Safer Health System” which has since changed the face of healthcare in the United States. At that time, the majority of patient safety research and improvement projects were developed for within hospital walls. However, in January 2016, the National

March 31, 2016 - 10:47 am

The transition of care and data integrity play a key role in patient safety as well as quality care issues.  As this article points out there are gaps in integrating the EMS patient care report into the hospital electronic medical record.  Since many EMS electronic medical records can’t be integrated into the hospital EHR important

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Events on June 8, 2016

LTC Advisory Committee Meeting

Location: Teleconference

Events on July 14, 2016

CPS PSO Advisory Committee Meeting

Location: Teleconference

Events on July 18, 2016

Pinnacle EMS Leadership and Management Conference

Location: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX

Events on July 18, 2016

Pinnacle EMS

Location: JW MARRIOTT HILL COUNTRY RESORT, SAN ANTONIO, TX

Events on July 18, 2016

Pinnacle EMS Leadership and Management Conference

Location: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX