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

March 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

Healthcare providers know how hard it can be to keep patients with dementia safe.  But what happens when the existence of dementia or its degree are unknown or unappreciated?  The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority receives mandated reports from that state’s hospitals on many safety issues.  Recently, they analyzed the role of a dementia diagnosis in

March 28, 2016 - 11:53 am

The Center is off to a busy spring season exhibiting, meeting and speaking with EMS professionals around the country.  Our first stop this week is at the Cox Air Care conference in Springfield Missouri.  We are excited to be at the conference this year sharing information about safety.  Next week the Center will be at

March 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm

I saw this article come across my morning email news and was immediately drawn in as communication is not just a problem in hospitals, but in every healthcare environment. Having traveled throughout the United States in my nursing career and delved into a variety of nursing fields, I can honestly say that more than once

March 16, 2016 - 1:48 pm

Whether you are a provider, educator or medical director take a few minutes and read this important article in EMS1.com called “Do it For Drew”.  This is a story that highlights why patient safety is important in EMS and should be at the core of our education and daily practice. Read article.  

PATIENT DESTINATION DECISIONS Thousands of patients are treated and transported by EMS to a destination hospital every day. Most hospitals can meet the required needs of EMS patients; however, patients who have certain conditions, i.e. Stroke, STEMI, Trauma or Pediatrics, often require more specialized care as quickly as possible. These patients have time sensitive conditions

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

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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