The Center is pleased to announce the availability of a culture assessment for EMS. The psychometric analysis was selected for publication in the Journal of Patient Safety in June 2018. The final tool consists of a set of 37 questions that cover 11 patient safety culture domains, aligning closely with the pre-existing domains in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Surveys on Patient[...]
EMSFORWARD is an ongoing campaign to drive awareness, conversation and action to improve patient safety. EMSFORWARD 360 is a supplemental campaign that amplifies the voices of the leaders and staff. The campaign is based on the 360 booklet which provides a deeper understanding and guide patient safety culture. Take a minute and download your free copy today.
The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is certified as a federally-designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO) in compliance with provisions of the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). PSOs support the collection, analysis, sharing and learning about what medical error occur, why and how to prevent them.
SAFETY ALERT: Violence Against Health Care Workers
Lee County EMS is awarded the EMS Patient Safety First Award Left to Right - Field Training Officer Fred Jackson, EMS Chief, Ben Abes, Capt. Colin Johnson (Patient Safety Team Leader), Lt. Shane Rackliffe, Roger Desjarlais, Lee County Manager
The Center for Patient Safety agrees with Dr. Tejal Gandhi’s advocacy for “a total systems approach to safety" — where safety is at the core of health care delivery across the continuum and a primary focus of any new initiative. Creating such approaches will require innovative thinking and contributions from all stakeholders.” Dr. Gandhi’s blog can be followed here. The Center For Patient[...]
The Joint Commission’s timely Sentinel Event Alert #59 relative to physical and verbal violence against health care workers reminds me of the #MeToo movement. For too long providers have tolerated and ignored the inappropriate and sometimes harmful actions by patients, visitors and sometimes co-workers. Everyone knows it’s often challenging to provide high quality, safe care in today’s health[...]
Respiratory Compromise is a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure or death, but in which specific interventions (enhanced monitoring and/or therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.
Heads up! The University of Chicago completed a survey of over 2500 adults regarding their experiences and perceptions of medical error. Results: 1 in 5 Americans reported a medical error in their own care and one third reported an error involving those for whom they care. The good news: almost half of those who experienced a medical error spoke up about it. IHI is offering a FREE[...]
The podcast has just been released. Listen to the discussion on why Patient Safety Awareness Week is such a valuable time for patients and providers. Alex Christgen, Executive Director, and Lee Varner, Patient Safety Director, share their thoughts and provide tips to enhance the understanding of patient safety and why it is more important than ever to engage patients in their care.