EMS PSO 101 – What you should know

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) can help EMS providers improve patient safety:

• What are the benefits of joining a PSO?
• How can a PSO can support your patient safety efforts?
• How can PSO protections apply to your organization?

This webinar is open to healthcare professionals in EMS with a desire to improve patient safety and reduce patient risk, including chiefs, managers, patient safety leaders, and legal staff, executive leaders, and outside counsel and consultants for EMS.

REGISTER HERE!!

Hospital PSO 101 – What you should know

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how joining a PSO can help you meet the requirements of the new CMS regulation for requirements under the Affordable Care Act by January 2017:
1. Learn the benefits of joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
2. Learn how joining a PSO can support your patient safety efforts
3. Learn how the PSO protections can apply to your organization
This webinar is open to healthcare professionals in hospitals with a desire to improve patient safety and reduce patient risk, including professionals working in quality, risk, patient safety, quality improvement, and legal staff, executive leaders, and outside counsel and consultants for hospitals or health systems.

Tuesday, April 11 from 12-1pm Central

REGISTER HERE!!

Patient Safety: A Practical Approach from CPS Experts

The Center for Patient Safety works with providers across the care continuum to implement practical and creative solutions to improve patient safety. Join us as we share our expertise on topics like the patient safety culture assessment, culture strategies, improvement best practices, PSOs, and more. We’ll share tips and science to give you a boost in your improvement efforts.

To register, Click Here.

EMS PSO 101 – What you should know

Please register for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – PSO: What you should know Feb 2, 2016 12:00 PM CDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9159657915242552324

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) can help EMS providers improve patient safety:

• What are the benefits of joining a PSO?
• How can a PSO can support your patient safety efforts?
• How can PSO protections apply to your organization?

This webinar is open to healthcare professionals in EMS with a desire to improve patient safety and reduce patient risk, including chiefs, managers, patient safety leaders, and legal staff, executive leaders, and outside counsel and consultants for EMS.

Survey on Patient Safety – Hospitals Webinar

Culture impacts everything we do.  And it’s no different in health care organizations.  The strongest cultures support employee engagement, promote open communication and the sharing of mistakes to foster improvement.

Learn about how the Center’s survey administrative survey can save you time and money and why measuring your culture is so important to improve patient safety.

January 19th, 2017  Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6869850183608418820

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how taking the Survey on Patient Safety can help you improve patient safety:

Benefits of CPS Safety Culture Survey Services:

  • Deepest feedback reports in the industry!
  • Comprehensive reports at the organization and department-level!

SAVE TIME & MONEY! Save 30+ hours of administrative time.  You’ll need about 2 hours for the entire process and we’ll take care of the rest!

  • ACCESSIBLE – online, anonymous survey with access via computer, smart-phone, tablet, etc
  • DATA ANALYSIS – data is analyzed for you
  • SUPPORT – we’ll talk with you about your results and guide you to your next steps

Hospital PSO 101 – What you should know

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how joining a PSO can help you meet the requirements of the new CMS regulation for requirements under the Affordable Care Act by January 2017:
1. Learn the benefits of joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
2. Learn how joining a PSO can support your patient safety efforts
3. Learn how the PSO protections can apply to your organization
This webinar is open to healthcare professionals in hospitals with a desire to improve patient safety and reduce patient risk, including professionals working in quality, risk, patient safety, quality improvement, and legal staff, executive leaders, and outside counsel and consultants for hospitals or health systems.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4956149095952724996

LTC Safety Culture Assessment

Culture impacts everything we do.  And it’s no different in health care organizations.  The strongest cultures support employee engagement, promote open communication and the sharing of mistakes to foster improvement.

Learn about how the Center’s survey administrative survey can save you time and money and why measuring your culture is so important to improve patient safety.

Tuesday, November 1st from 1-2pm (Central) – REGISTER

The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how taking the Survey on Patient Safety can help you improve patient safety:

Benefits of CPS Safety Culture Survey Services:

  • Deepest feedback reports in the industry!
  • Comprehensive reports at the organization and department-level!

SAVE TIME & MONEY! Save 30+ hours of administrative time.  You’ll need about 2 hours for the entire process and we’ll take care of the rest!

  • ACCESSIBLE – online, anonymous survey with access via computer, smart-phone, tablet, etc
  • DATA ANALYSIS – data is analyzed for you
  • SUPPORT – we’ll talk with you about your results and guide you to your next steps

For additional information visit our website.

Comments on ‘How doctors can reduce medical errors, lawsuits’

Medical malpractice is a constant concern for doctors, says Dr. Kevin Pho, known for his blog KevinMD.com.   Depending on the type of medicine practiced, most or all doctors will face a lawsuit during their careers.   Probably the greatest point in Dr. Pho’s January 23 USA Today article, How doctors can reduce medical errors, lawsuits, is what we all know – but need to be reminded of often.   No one wants medical mistakes!   The point which is a close second for its wisdom is that saying “I’m sorry” works.

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The Q4 Issue of the Forum Newsletter is Now Online

Check out the last issue of ASHRM’s Forum newsletter for 2011. The Q4 issue profiles ASHRM President-Elect Mary Anne Hilliard and her goal to “get to zero” serious safety events. Part two of the electronics medical records (EMRs) article (continued from Q3) looks at the advantages and pitfalls of EMRs. The patient safety article shines a light on the most overlooked victims of adverse events-healthcare workers. As always, the Forum details ASHRM’s latest accomplishments and lists the newest CPHRMs.

Joint Commission Releases New Sentinel Event Alert on Long Work Hours

The Joint Commission is warning hospitals about the potential dangers of extended hours and excessive workloads in a new Sentinel Event Alert. The alert contains documented links between healthcare worker fatigue and adverse events, as well as lower productivity. Sleep deprivation or lack of quality sleep over an extended amount of time can lead to confusion, irritability, memory lapses, loss of empathy, and compromised problem-solving, among other things, according to the Alert. The Joint Commission suggests organizations assess their fatigue-related risks, including off-shift hours and consecutive shift work; examine the hand-off process; invite staff to offer input in their own work schedules; implement a fatigue management plan; and educate staff about the effects of fatigue on patient safety.

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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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