September 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER We hope you enjoy the latest newsletter from the Center for Patient Safety PSO!  Articles include: Aligning Culture with the Strategic Plan, A success story from SSM Health.1 CPS Culture Stats.2 Culture Measurement as Key Improvement Tool, A success story from Cox Health.3 LTC & EMS Updates.4-5 Pointers for Implementing Change.6 PSO Legal

To prevent adverse events from occurring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recommends you measure your patient safety culture.  AHRQ’s patient safety culture surveys provide feedback on your organization’s communication, teamwork, patient safety, leadership, and staff engagement.  The results can be used to measure your current culture and provide insight into the most

The latest newsletter from the Center for Patient Safety has been released. The Fall 2014 EMS PSONews contains information on the recently released PSO Safety Alert and EMS Safety Watch, articles on the legal environment to help maximize federal protections from the PSO, patient safety culture topics, and much more!  Download the newsletter or view

Communicating effectively about changes in a resident’s condition is always difficult.  However, in long-term care it is complicated by staffing patterns and the subtlety of the changes that can signal significant health events.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has hosted a series of webinars (accessible here) to support staff training for improvement in

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Wait a minute, not if there is no follow through on identified issues. If that’s the case, front line staff may become more cynical and perceptions of safety culture may actually worsen according to a recent study of 44 neonatal ICUs. When done appropriately, however, they can contribute to an improvement in safety culture. Check

True or False?  Safety culture impacts error rates.  TRUE!  AHRQ’s recent Safety Primer on Safety Culture reinforces the need to assess and improve the safety culture.  The enhanced focus is also appearing as safety culture assessments are being mandated by National Quality Forum’s Safe Practices for Healthcare and the Leapfrog Group. True or False?  It’s

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Events on February 16, 2016

Learning Series #1 - NCQC hosting “Stronger Action Planning: The Next Chapter in Risk Management and Patient Safety” with Dr. Alan Card, PhD

Location: Webinar

Events on February 19, 2016

Gathering of Eagles - Lee Varner

Location: Dallas, TX

Events on February 19, 2016

Gathering of Eagles - Lee Varner

Location: Dallas, TX

Events on February 19, 2016

Gathering of Eagles - Lee Varner

Location: Dallas, TX

Events on February 19, 2016

Gathering of Eagles - Lee Varner

Location: Dallas, TX