The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre is the recipient of the 2012 Patient Safety Education Program - Canada (PSEP - Canada) Innovations in Patient Safety Education Award, recognizing their work in fostering a culture of patient safety.The PSEP - Canada Innovations in Patient Safety Education Award was Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre on November 1, 2012. "The Innovations in Patient Safety Education Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate best practices in patient safety and quality improvement," says Hugh MacLeod, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. "Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre have effectively adapted the PSEP - Canada program to foster peer-to-peer spread in advancing a patient safety culture throughout their organization. They are truly a deserving recipient of this award.". "This award is a further validation and confirmation that we are on the right track in making patients a priority in everything that we do," says ...
Boston, MA (February 17, 2015)-The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. TeleTracking provides operational management software solutions and services to help hospitals staff efficiently, manage change, optimize capacity, fight hospital acquired infection, and make cultural transformations, all with the goal of enhancing safety. "Our intelligent operational software platform can track infected patients, exposed workers, and equipment, as well as monitor hand-washing compliance," said Michael Gallup, president, TeleTracking. "These capabilities are critical to containing infection and maintaining patient safety, so our work is very much aligned with the Foundations focus.". The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. Membership is ...
There is widespread recognition of the problem of unsafe care and extensive efforts have been made over the last 15 years to improve patient safety. In Sweden, a new patient safety law obliges the 21 county councils to assemble a yearly patient safety report (PSR). The aim of this study was to describe the patient safety work carried out in Sweden by analysing the PSRs with regard to the structure, process and result elements reported, and to investigate the perceived usefulness of the PSRs as a tool to achieve improved patient safety. The study was based on two sources of data: patient safety reports obtained from county councils in Sweden published in 2014 and a survey of health care practitioners with strategic positions in patient safety work, acting as key informants for their county councils. Answers to open-ended questions were analysed using conventional content analysis. A total of 14 structure elements, 31 process elements and 23 outcome elements were identified. The most frequently reported
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Global Patient Safety Alerts is a publicly available, evidence-informed, online collection of patient safety alerts, advisories, and recommendations from 26 international organizations around the world. Recognized by the World Health Organization and its member countries, the collection contains more than 1,200 alerts and 6,100 recommendations from contributing organizations and serves as a centralized location for sharing and learning from patient safety incidents. Visit the site ...
SARASOTA, Fla. (May 22, 2012) - Sarasota Memorial Health Care System received HealthGrades "2012 Patient Safety Excellence Award™" today - a designation given to the nations top 5% hospitals for patient safety. It is the ninth consecutive year that Sarasota Memorial has received the independent healthcare rating organizations safety award.. To evaluate patient safety, HeathGrades analyzed millions of hospitalization records from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and used Patient Safety Indicator software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety for the nations hospitals.. The best-performing hospitals - those that ranked in the top 5 percent of this years analysis - received this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.. "Delivering safe patient care is not a process, procedure or safety list that you check off at the end of each day - it is a mindset and way of caring for ...
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the nations leading voice for patient safety, will host the 2011 Patient Safety Congress May 25-27 at Washington, D.C.s Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center. Now in its 13th year, the gathering is a cornerstone of the Foundations educational activities and the only conference whose sole focus is sharing the latest best practices and tools for delivering safe patient care. This is an opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with patient safety experts and practitioners from around the globe at the only conference with a singular focus on patient safety
The sixth annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study applies methodology developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify the incident rates of 15 patient safety indicators among Medicare patients at virtually all of the nations nearly 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. Additionally, HealthGrades applied its methodology using 12 patient safety indicators to identify the best-performing hospitals, or Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals, which represent the top five percent of all U.S. hospitals. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. ...
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems and solutions of patient safety. The Foundation also convenes Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summits. The first annual Summit was held in January 2013, and brought together some of our nations best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact recipes to meet patient safety challenges, encouraging medical technology ...
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. The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse events experienced by patients was not well known until the 1990s, when multiple countries reported staggering numbers of patients harmed and killed by medical errors. Recognizing that healthcare errors impact 1 in every 10 patients around the world, the World Health Organization calls patient safety an endemic concern. Indeed, patient safety has emerged as a distinct healthcare discipline supported by an immature yet developing scientific framework. There is a significant transdisciplinary body of theoretical and research literature that informs the science of patient safety. The resulting patient safety knowledge continually informs improvement efforts such as: applying lessons learned from business and industry, adopting innovative technologies, educating providers ...
Scotland is the first country in the world to mandate a structured safety improvement program for its whole health care system. The Scottish Patient Safety Program, in which all acute care hospitals take part, aims to reduce mortality by 15 percent and patient harm by 30 percent by the end of 2012. Three years into the program, patients and hospitals have made significant progress, including a 7 percent reduction in hospital standardized mortality ratios and dramatic drops in hospital-acquired infection rates.. The program is the first major initiative of the Scottish Patient Safety Alliance, a collaboration of the Scottish government, the National Health Service (NHS), and two leading health care organizations that was established in 2007.. While acute care is the starting point, the Alliances overall approach recognizes that care will take place in a range of settings, with primary care and community-based care becoming increasingly prominent. Safety programs in mental health and pediatrics ...
Nursing Issues On Patient Safety, Patient safety is a critical component of the care Nurses deliver as we endeavor to prevent harm. Topics will include fall preventions, how to improve... - pg. 49
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... is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our healthcare system: providers, patients, and citizens. Working together, thousands help spread the message to Ask. Listen. Talk.. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a portion of CPSW 2017, please contact [email protected] We have many sponsorship opportunities available. ...
Since the release of 2 landmark reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America in 1999 and 2001,1,2 patient safety has become a priority issue and area of focus for health care professionals and researchers, hospital administrators, policy makers, accrediting agencies, health care purchasers, and patients and families. The US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, launched a $50 million initiative in 2001 to increase and improve research in patient safety.. Despite an increased focus on patient safety at a national level, leaders in patient safety and quality improvement have reported little progress in reduction of harm since the release of the IOM reports.3 Professional societies, national health care agencies, individual health care systems, and hospitals have demonstrated some successes such as a reduction in serious infections or fewer patients dying from accidental injections of ...
The Council on Patient Safety in Womens Health Care is pleased to sponsor and convene the Safety Action Series. The Series is comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in womens health care. The series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation.. ...
The Council on Patient Safety in Womens Health Care is pleased to sponsor and convene the Safety Action Series. The Series is comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in womens health care. The series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation.. ...
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BACKGROUND: Despite the enormous potential for adverse events in primary care, the knowledge base about patient safety in this context is still sparse. The lack of appropriate measurement methods is a key factor limiting the development of research in this field. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize available patient reported instruments to measure patient safety in primary care. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature review. We searched in bibliographic sources for empirical studies describing the development, evaluation or use of patient reported instruments assessing patient safety in primary care. Study selection and data extraction were independently conducted by two researchers. RESULTS: We identified 28 studies reporting on 23 different instruments. Fifteen instruments were designed for paper-based self-administration, six for phone interview and two consisted in electronic reporting systems. Most instruments focused on specific aspects of patient safety, most commonly on experiences of
Intravenous literature: McHale, J.V. (2010) Patient safety and professional practice across European borders. British Journal of Nursing. 19(8), p.520 - 521. Summary:. Patient safety issues have increasingly become an issue of concern by the European Union (EU). This paper explores some recent EU proposals in the area of patient safety. It suggests that these proposals may have broad implications at member state level and ultimately may impact on professional practice standards in the UK.. ...
From March 2nd to the 8th is the celebration of the annual Patient Safety Awareness Week, an educational health movement focused on providing relevant information to everyone on safety practices when tending for a patient. This awareness week is led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and this years theme is
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Wantagh, NY /ePRNews/ Patient safety education group Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY) announces an unbeatable offer on tickets for its May 1 Symposium, Infection Prevention: It…
South Shore Hospital is committed to providing safe, efficient and effective healthcare to our patients. As part of this effort, the hospital has an organized Patient Safety Committee to address patient safety issues. If you have questions regarding patient safety issues, please do not hesitate to call the Patient Safety Hotline (773) 356-5446 - this hotline is a confidential voice mail box where patients/family or staff can leave concerns or ideas for patient safety.. ...
Out of the 10 clinical cases responded to by the GPs in our study, failure to record or inadequate notation of information in the medical records of patients was judged to constitute the greatest threat to patient safety. This finding is consistent with the results of other studies which show missing information to be common and possibly harmful for patients in primary care [12]. One of the lessons from the Threats to Australian Patient Safety (TAPS) study, moreover, is the importance of complete and accurate medical records. Errors can arise from missing clinical information (missing lab results) and/or suboptimal recording of contacts within an episode of care [13]. Our findings confirm this. The GPs in our study considered good record keeping to be highly important for patient safety.. Medication safety was also perceived by the GPs in our study to be highly critical for the safety of their primary care patients. This included the clinical cases of overruling medical alerts, nonresponse to ...
Sites providing information on improving safety for patients and residents in health care organizations. Issues include implementation of patient safety programs, the responsibility of organization leadership to create a culture of safety, prevention of medical errors, and the hospitals responsibility to tell a patient if he or she has been harmed by the care provided.
This week, Patient Safety First is launching an insulin prescription bundle focus week to encourage NHS trusts to improve the clarity of insulin prescriptions and reduce errors caused by the prescription of high risk medications.Patient Safety First has put together a simple insulin prescription bundle data collection tool, which trusts can use to test the clarity of their insulin prescriptions. A bundle is a grouping of best practices that individually improve care but when applied together result in substantial improvement to patient safety.
Respondents to our survey were predominantly nurses (75%) and pharmacists (16%) working at a staff (51%) or managerial/director level (28%) in hospitals (87%). It was clear from respondents that the survey touched upon a worrisome topic, generating thousands of additional comments (see Table 1 in the PDF version of the newsletter for several examples) covering more than 70 pages of printed text. Nearly one-quarter (20%) of respondents reported a large negative impact on medication safety in their hospitals due to the economy; another 21% reported a moderate negative impact. Similar results were found regarding the impact on patient safety in general. General Patient Safety Findings. More than two-thirds of respondents reported that the economy has affected their staffing. Survey comments suggest that layoffs, staff attrition without replacement, hiring less experienced staff, and reductions in salary/paid vacation have occurred widely, and that remaining staff often fear losing their jobs, ...
Introduction. Patient safety is at the forefront of service delivery in South Africa (SA), as the health system is struggling to cope with the collision of four excessive health burdens, namely communicable diseases (especially HIV/AIDS); non-communicable diseases; maternal, neonatal and child deaths; and deaths from injury and violence (Coovadia et al. 2009:817-843). At the same time, SA experiences acute shortages of health professionals in the publicly funded sector. This combination of increasing numbers of patients and a shortage of professionals is a real concern for nurse managers, as nurse practitioners are responsible for all acts and omissions in the delivery of quality patient care (Eygelaar & Stellenberg 2012:1) and patients have little guarantee that they are receiving safe health care.. Many healthcare quality problems have been identified in both the private and public sectors in SA. The most notable are: under- and over-use of services; avoidable errors; lack of resources; ...
Participants mostly agreed that MMCs were beneficial in terms of healthcare quality and safety improvement. MMCs were perceived as beneficial for teamwork and the functioning of the unit. The improvement of practices and organization seemed to be the main objective perceived by the participants. Moreover, an educational role, for initial and continuing education, was perceived by most participants, particularly by the senior physicians. Most of participants were satisfied with MMCs and experienced a friendly and non-blaming environment.. The search for failures and the discussion of errors are well-documented opportunities for improvement of safety and education [2, 14]. The present results suggest that the analysis of these failures was perceived as determinant in improving patient safety. However, without a thorough analysis, this discussion seems to result in a blaming environment that is incompatible with constructive discussion [6, 15-18]. Indeed, personal failures are often spontaneously ...
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The Academy receives notices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) MedWatch program, and other sources when there is a patient safety announcement that could affect PM&R practices.. When an urgent public health alert occurs, the Academy will send an electronic message directly to its members. Be sure to update your Member Profile so the Academy has your current e-ma​​​​​​il address on-file. The Academy encourages its members to stay in-tune with this important patient safety information, and has created an RSS feed so that all alerts posted on our website will be sent to you immediately.. Below is a chronologic list of notices that may be of interest to you or your practice. Click on the title of the notice to be taken to the reporting agency for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. ...
The Academy receives notices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) MedWatch program, and other sources when there is a patient safety announcement that could affect PM&R practices.. When an urgent public health alert occurs, the Academy will send an electronic message directly to its members. Be sure to update your Member Profile so the Academy has your current e-ma​​​​​​il address on-file. The Academy encourages its members to stay in-tune with this important patient safety information, and has created an RSS feed so that all alerts posted on our website will be sent to you immediately.. Below is a chronologic list of notices that may be of interest to you or your practice. Click on the title of the notice to be taken to the reporting agency for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. ...
The Danish HOPE exchange programme 2013 Layout: Kommunikation, Aarhus Universitetshospital AC0313SJ Patient Safety in Practice How to manage risks to patient safety and quality in European healthcare Welcome
The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards recognize major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and health care quality.
Efforts to improve patient safety are paying off, according to a new Health and Human Services (HHS) department report. Between 2010 and 2015, increased patient safety efforts have prevented 3.1 million hospital-acquired conditions (HAC), saved 125,000 lives and $28 billion in healthcare costs.
A bi-atrial and/or bi-ventricular patient safety cable includes a multi-conductor insulated external cable having a Y-connector portion, an external lead connector assembly, and two or more lead adaptors. The patient safety cable is used to electrically connect one or more implantable leads
An international, peer reviewed, open access journal exploring patient safety issues in the healthcare continuum from diagnostic and screening interventions through to treatment, drug therapy and surgery.
Childrens hospitals are focused on improving patient safety practices for the best outcomes and reducing preventable harm. The association sponsors improvement initiatives and works with other organizations to eliminate harm at childrens hospitals across the country.
Objectives At the conclusion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: Describe the components of the Institute of Medicines 1999
This edited volume of original chapters brings together researchers from around the world who are exploring the facets of health care organization and delivery
Annex C: The survey - summary Introduction In March 2015, we sent a survey about the way complaints about patient safety incidents are investigated to complaints managers in all acute trusts in England, 171 in total. The purpose of the survey was to understand the trusts processes, and gain insight into best practices and areas for improvement.
Emerson Hospital has created a culture of quality in which our patients safety comes first. Learn more about our commitment to quality care and patient safety here.
World Patient Safety Day has been initiated to promote the effects of unsafe healthcare practices and the importance of ensuring proper safety to the patient.
Patient Safety in Surgery encompasses all issues related to safety and quality of patient care in surgery and surgical subspecialties. The journal is ...
Text of H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient ... as of May 8, 2019 (Introduced version). H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019
NEW HYDE PARK, NY--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - Northwell Health and its childrens hospital, Cohen Childrens Medical Center of New York, have earned the Healthcare Association of New York States (HANYS) 2016 Pinnacle Awards for quality and patient safety.Northwell was honored in the category of a system or hospital...
North Oaks Medical Center is the first hospital on the Northshore to implement a lab train, a fully computerized laboratory system that uses bar code technology to process specimens. The $1.1 million investment provides a higher level of patient safety and quality, and faster, safer testing of specimens collected in the hospital or in physician clinics.