Transfer of Patient Care Between EMS Providers and Receiving Facilities

AHRQ – SBAR Technique for Communication: A Situational Briefing Model

The SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique and tools provide a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient’s condition. SBAR is an easy-to-remember, concrete mechanism for framing any conversation requiring a clinician’s immediate attention and action. Free registration and login are required to download the tool.

EMS: PS-10

This 2016 report from the Center for Patient Safety highlights the ten topics that will move patient safety forward in EMS.

TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

Improving Care Transitions Between Hospital and Home Health: A Home Health Model of Care Transitions

Understanding Care Transitions as a Patient Safety Issue

Home Health and Care Transitions

Hot Topics in Healthcare: Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

A Roadmap to Improving Health IT Safety

Health IT Safety Center RoadMap

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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