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  • 2016
  • Our QUEST collaborative has been recognized by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission and won the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety & Quality Award, an honor which was announced at the QUEST National Conference in June 2016. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Entries 12 through 17 are based on data from AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2016 User Comparative Database Report, using data from 447,584 surveyed hospital staff respondents from 680 hospitals. (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • infections
  • Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have known since at least 2009 that the medical devices at the center of the 'superbug' outbreak at UCLA can transmit lethal infections but have not recommended any new safety requirements, a lapse that threatens patient safety, experts in hospital-acquired infections said. (massdevice.com)
  • It is estimated that in every 100 hospitalized patients, about 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire health care-associated infections (HCAIs) . (medindia.net)
  • improvement
  • The resulting patient safety knowledge continually informs improvement efforts such as: applying lessons learned from business and industry, adopting innovative technologies, educating providers and consumers, enhancing error reporting systems, and developing new economic incentives. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goal of this module is to highlight and emphasize the importance of an effective Quality Improvement Plan in improving patient safety and performance in a laboratory setting. (ascp.org)
  • One of the recommendations of the report was that professional societies such as the North American Spine Society (NASS) "should make a visible commitment to patient safety by establishing a permanent committee dedicated to safety improvement. (spine.org)
  • To this end, a Task Force on Patient Safety has been established that is developing programs and products to work toward the improvement of health care safety for all spine patients. (spine.org)
  • Such systems are ideally used as part of an overall safety and quality improvement strategy, but in practice they may be dominated by managing claims and complaints. (bmj.com)
  • harm
  • Greek healers in the 4th century BC drafted the Hippocratic Oath and pledged to "prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Department of Health Expert Group in June 2000 estimated that over 850,000 incidents harm National Health Service hospital patients in the United Kingdom each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • ASCP Patient Safety has been designed to promote a culture of safety and to eliminate preventable patient harm by engaging, educating and equipping Pathologists and Lab Professionals to institutionalize case-based safe practices. (ascp.org)
  • Specifically, reporting these measures publicly will act as an effective quality policy lever to reduce staffing variance in hospital nurse staffing and skill mix that is associated with patient death and harm. (nursingworld.org)
  • Protecting patients from harm really is as simple as changing the culture. (outpatientsurgery.net)
  • Although there has been real progress made in patient safety over the past two decades, current estimates place harm as a leading cause of death worldwide. (ihi.org)
  • Patient safety can be defined as the process of eliminating any preventable harm to the patient during the process of healthcare. (medindia.net)
  • Members of the Stand Up for Patient Safety program include hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care centers, physician practices, and other entities with an interest in advancing patient safety and reducing harm from medical error. (prweb.com)
  • The National Patient Safety Foundation's vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. (prweb.com)
  • A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. (prweb.com)
  • In this week's BMJ a case note review by Sari and colleagues finds that local reporting systems are poor at identifying patient safety incidents, particularly those involving harm, 3 echoing the findings of similar studies. (bmj.com)
  • Health systems can also provide structures and processes aimed toward preventing error, catching errors before they reach the patient, or minimizing patient harm when errors occur. (nursingworld.org)
  • Residents
  • The course is also beneficial to anyone attempting to enhance their knowledge in the practice of patient safety, including all Pathologists, Pathology Residents, and Laboratory Professionals. (ascp.org)
  • healthcare
  • Indeed, patient safety has emerged as a distinct healthcare discipline supported by an immature yet developing scientific framework. (wikipedia.org)
  • As part of its patient safety program, NASS has developed this brochure sharing safety tips and information from NASS, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC). (spine.org)
  • For example, a recent study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that doctors often do not do enough to help their patients make informed decisions. (spine.org)
  • This endorsement was essential to pave the way for national quality safety data about hospitals to be available for consumers, purchasers and all stakeholder to view transparently when making healthcare decisions. (nursingworld.org)
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that, at any time, 1 in 31 hospitalized patients has an infection acquired in the health setting. (ihi.org)
  • Not long ago, the idea of patient safety falling under the umbrella of responsibility of the healthcare IT department seemed inconceivable. (zdnet.com)
  • In a recent report , Gartner's Barry Hieb , a research director and physician with 32 years of experience in medical informatics, said that IT applications are evolving to support many facets of the clinical care process, which means that healthcare CIOs need to worry more than ever about the effects that the applications they manage will have on patient safety. (zdnet.com)
  • According to Hieb, "Pharmaceutical manufacturers, CDOs care delivery organizations, payer organizations (payers), regulatory agencies, quality assurance overseers and other organizations in the healthcare ecosystem must now include patient safety as one of the top priorities of their IT departments. (zdnet.com)
  • From then it has conducted several awareness campaigns to promote the effects of unsafe healthcare practices and the importance of ensuring proper safety to the patient in hospitals. (medindia.net)
  • Surgical
  • Before you can take a safety pause, you have to get the surgical team's attention. (outpatientsurgery.net)
  • it has started the "Safe Surgery Saves Lives" campaign in 2009 to improve the safety of surgical care around the world. (medindia.net)
  • ASPS requires that member surgeons use surgical facilities that meet established standards for quality and safety. (plasticsurgery.org)
  • In developed countries, problems associated with surgical safety account for half of the avoidable adverse events that result in death or disability. (who.int)
  • Reporting
  • Patient safety is a discipline that emphasizes safety in health care through the prevention, reduction, reporting, and analysis of medical error that often leads to adverse effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Incident reporting should ideally communicate all information relevant to patient safety. (bmj.com)
  • Specialty reporting systems 2 and large scale systems, such as that of the UK National Patient Safety Agency (www.npsa.nhs.uk/), allow wider dissemination of lessons learnt and emphasise the need for parallel analysis and development of solutions. (bmj.com)
  • Outcomes
  • This achievement brought increased national recognition to Northwest Hospital for improving patient care and outcomes for stroke patients. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Rapid response teams represent an intuitively simple concept: when a patient demonstrates signs of imminent clinical deterioration, a team of providers is summoned to the bedside to immediately assess and treat the patient with the goal of preventing adverse clinical outcomes. (ahrq.gov)
  • Centers
  • The Academy receives notices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch program, and other sources when there is a patient safety announcement that could affect PM&R practices. (aapmr.org)
  • Plastic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in accredited ambulatory facilities - also known as outpatient surgery centers or same day surgery centers - has an excellent safety record. (plasticsurgery.org)
  • care
  • This 8-module program teaches essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes about Patient Safety in order to improve patient care. (ascp.org)
  • NASS has already demonstrated a firm commitment to quality patient care for many years through its continuing medical education for health care providers, publications and patient education. (spine.org)
  • Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. (spine.org)
  • Links to patient safety resources for spine care providers. (spine.org)
  • Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.'s health & social care secretary, this week ordered a National Health System safety audit of the use of plastic mesh implants to treat vaginal prolapse and female urinary incontinence. (massdevice.com)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. (ihi.org)
  • During this week, IHI seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system - for patients and the workforce. (ihi.org)
  • It is therefore vital that all members in each team understand each others' roles and communicate well in every aspect of patient care. (uea.ac.uk)
  • Team participants reported on a range of achieved goals that had real impact on the team's effectiveness and/or their delivery of care to their patients. (uea.ac.uk)
  • It has given me more confidence, and improved patient care. (uea.ac.uk)
  • But now, as automation becomes more directly involved in the provisioning of clinical care, patient safety has become a priority. (zdnet.com)
  • WHO has launched "Clean Care is Safe Care" and " Save Lives: Clean Your Hands" in 2005 to emphasize the importance of giving clean treatment and washing hands regularly before and after contact with a patient. (medindia.net)
  • Industries with a perceived higher risk such as aviation and nuclear plants have a much better safety record than health care. (who.int)
  • There is a one in 300 chance of a patient being harmed during health care. (who.int)
  • The World Alliance for Patient Safety is working with 40 champions - who have in the past suffered due to lack of patient safety measures - to help make health care safer worldwide. (who.int)
  • Patient safety experts, including the Institute of Medicine Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, have emphasized the need to focus on systems failure as the source of most error in health care. (nursingworld.org)
  • culture
  • The beliefs, attitudes and values that contribute to a culture of safety will be explored here. (ascp.org)
  • Using case studies, these topics, as well as creating a learning culture to promote Patient Safety will be examined. (ascp.org)
  • MASI ) CEO Joe Kiani at DeviceTalks West in Irvine, Calif., On Nov. 19 for a wide-ranging interview about patient safety, corporate culture and the company's 25th anniversary. (massdevice.com)
  • Safety: Need Help Establishing a Culture of Safety? (outpatientsurgery.net)
  • Among these, a key priority (arguably, the key priority) is to replace what the report calls the "culture of blame" with a "culture of safety. (nursingworld.org)