Prevention of falls according to The Joint Commission can be a difficult and complex process. While falls resulting in death/serious injury are considered to be never events, since 2009 there have been 465 such cases reported.  The most common contributing factors include:  inadequate assessment; communication failures; lack of adherence to protocols and safety practices; inadequate

October 9, 2015 - 12:38 pm

On September 17, 2015 the FDA issued a safety communication on “Infections Associated with Reprocessed Flexible Bronchoscopes”, following its earlier communication about similar concerns with duodenoscopes/endoscopes. This alert is to reinforce the following highlights of the report, encouraging healthcare providers to review processes and implement steps to ensure the safety of patients: Bronchoscopes are a

August 24, 2015 - 8:03 am

EMS clinicians are highly susceptible to fatigue due to long shifts, stress, and other sleep-impacting issues and the Center for Patient Safety recognizes fatigue is a causal factor for many clinician and patient-related events in EMS.  There is a way to combat fatigue through cultural improvements including the adoption of fatigue management policies. A recent

Premier’s latest SafetyShare highlights the CDC’s August Call to Action, Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance.  Did you know more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the US from antibiotic resistance germs?  Up to 70% of patients could be saved from getting certain infections over 5 years

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

April 21, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Thursday, September 24, 2015 730am – 3pm at Mid-America Transplant Services 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive East Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63110 Hosted by: Registration fee $399, second from same organization $350.  Space is limited, so register early. Please note cancellations will not be accepted after August 1, although replacement for registered attendees is allowed

March 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is pleased to share highlights of 2014 and expectations in 2015 in the latest annual report. We encourage you to take a look and see how you can join our journey to safer care in 2015! Download PDF or View on Issuu

February 24, 2015 - 11:27 am

ATTENTION hospitals, LTC, EMS, pharmacies, medical offices, home care, etc! Patient Safety Week is less than 2 weeks away: March 8-14 The Center for Patient Safety has gathered several resources to assist with celebrating, learning more, and promoting patient safety: Toolkits and resources for healthcare providers Resources and resources for consumers Top Tips – a

Download a FREE toolkit to help you celebrate! psaw image
Download the FREE report from the Center for Patient Safety that outlines the ten patient safety topics that will move #EMSFORWARD in 2016! EMSForward
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