Safety Alert Sites

CPS – Center for Patient Safety Patient Safety Organization

The Center for Patient Safety, is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to fostering change throughout the nation’s health care delivery systems and across the continuum of care. The Center’s mission is to be a leader in providing solutions and resources to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery by conducting activities in collaboration with healthcare providers, physicians, purchasers, consumers and government.

CHPSO – California Hospital Patient Safety Organization
To assist hospitals in developing effective strategies to improve patient safety, the California Hospital Association formed the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO). CHPSO is dedicated to eliminating preventable harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in California hospitals.

Child Health Patient Safety Organization
The Child Health Patient Safety Organization (PSO) releases Patient Safety Action Alerts to provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns. These alerts are approved for general distribution to improve pediatric safety and reduce patient harm. They are released publically to stimulate learning and ongoing collaboration to address serious, preventable and multi-center pediatric patient safety concerns.

ISMP – Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.

PA PSRS – Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority developed the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, known as PA-PSRS (pronounced “PAY-sirs”), a secure, web-based system that permits healthcare facilities to submit reports of what Act 13 of 2002, Act 30 of 2006 and Act 52 of 2007 defines as “Serious Events” and “Incidents.”

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration
FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services and consists of centers and offices. The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation, and by regulating the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable.

The Joint Commission