PREVENTING…by being proactive

The Center offers participants a unique way to safely learn about adverse events, near misses and unsafe conditions and proactively implement activities to effectively improve care.

Services include:

  • Patient Safety Snapshot: a bi-weekly email of important patient safety news
  • Newsletters
  • Safety Alerts & Watches
  • Annual patient safety conferences
  • Reported event dashboards (PSO participants only)
  • Direct access to Center staff as resources, including national patient safety experts in most healthcare provider fields (PSO participants only)
  • Safe Table event discussions (PSO participants only)
  • As a PSO, the Center’s extensive database of reported events allows analysis of thousands of events from hundreds of healthcare providers to locate trends and areas of concern within, and across, various provider types.  These analyses are shared in newsletters, annual reports, PSO supplemental reports, Safety Alerts and Watches, articles, and other outlets to ensure broad outreach.
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Are Paramedics Ignoring Hand Hygiene?:

“Many paramedics ignore hand hygiene rules, study finds” A new study looked at hand hygiene practices of paramedics from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.  The study was featured in Health Daily

2018 EMS World Expo Sessions:

The Center for Patient Safety will be actively participating at EMS World Expo next week.  The conference is described as “the largest EMS-dedicated event in the World”. EMS World Expo, h­osted in pa

Just Culture, It’s the Secret Sauce When It Comes to Patient Safety:

  “We don’t make mistakes here.” That’s what the Chief of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency told us recently when discussing patient safety. On the surface, the comment might seem con

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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.