PROTECTING. LEARNING. PREVENTING.

Preventing adverse events to the greatest extent possible can only occur when a safety culture exists and supports the discussion of events and the implementation of best practices. The Center for Patient Safety supports the creation and maintenance of a safety culture and offers services to measure and improve healthcare culture.
  • Safety Culture Survey
  • Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)
  • Just Culture
  • TeamSTEPPS
  • Second Victim Intervention
 

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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

CPS Safety Alert/Watch – LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators:

BACKGROUND: Stryker Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Units of the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator. Stryker has become aware that certain LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators were reported to expe

The #1 topic they didn’t teach you in Paramedic School: Culture:

I have been working with the Center for Patient Safety (CPS) for about four months, and I’m learning something new every day.  As a Paramedic, patient safety has always been a high priority, but I didn

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