A recent report from AHRQ indicates hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have declined 17 percent from 2010 to 2013. This information translates into approximately 50,000 fewer patient deaths and a savings of $12 billion in healthcare costs. The reduction is attributed to an enhanced focus on reducing adverse events and improving care through best practice tools and
The familiar evaluation step within improvement cycles is still necessary in all areas, including patient safety. Tall Man lettering was adopted by the Food and Drug Administration and was widely used beginning in 2007, however, an analysis now reveals the frequency of errors has not changed since the Tall Man lettering has been implemented. This
SAFETY was the message at our Annual EMS Patient Safety Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri. A one of a kind event that gathers EMS leaders, providers and medical directors to learn, listen, and participate in safety centered activities. This year was no exception as national experts spoke about some of the most pressing issues facing EMS today.
The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is pleased to announce that PSO Day will return as a companion event to our annual patient safety conference. CPS PSO Day will be April 6, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. The private event, for CPS PSO participants only, will occur the day prior to
November 19, 2015: History of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care: Past, Present, & Future The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is proud to announce that World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day will be November 19, 2015. The objective of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is to increase national awareness for pressure ulcer prevention
How do you share a message? You can offer facts, figures and data but sometimes telling a story is the most effective way to connect with people. I learned this recently when I was privileged to be part of a digital storytelling workshop in Denver. The workshop was hosted by Cathy Jaynes, RN, PhD and
Mark your calendar for April 7, 2016 to join us in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center! The Center for Patient Safety is proud to announce David Marx, leader of Outcome Engenuity, as our 2016 Annual Patient Safety Conference keynote speaker. As the “father of Just Culture”, David’s concepts have had
The Center for Patient Safety was proud to support the Missouri Hospital Association’s 93rd Annual Convention as a Silver Sponsor and Trade Show this week at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. With hundreds of exhibitors and attendees at this year’s convention, it was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces. It’s always exciting