Patient Safety Blog

Healthcare Forward Report: Patient and Provider Safety

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is excited about our new report being released this week: Healthcare Forward. While CPS began in 2005 with a focus on patient safety efforts in hospitals, our services have since expanded across the continuum of care and the new report highlights safety issues observed, not just in hospitals, but in all areas of healthcare. CPS works tirelessly to reduce[...]

Deadly Deliveries Report

Missouri Board of Pharmacy Regional Meeting

It was an honor to be the key note speaker for the southwestern regional Board of Pharmacy yesterday in Springfield. About 80 professionals enthusiastically learned how they can personally improve patient safety culture whether their setting is retail or hospital based. We discussed the importance of leaders "walking the walk and talking the talk” as actions speak louder than words, and then they[...]

EMS Patient Safety Coordinator, Shelby Cox

The Center for Patient Safety is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Shelby Cox to the new EMS Patient Safety Coordinator position.  Shelby brings many years of EMS experience and a strong passion for improving patient care.  Please join us in welcoming Shelby to the CPS team.

Safety Culture Assessment Tool for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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[...]

EMS Forward

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. 

CPS PSO Annual Report

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.

CPS Safety Watch/Alert - Violence Against Healthcare Workers

SAFETY ALERT: Violence Against Health Care Workers

Center for Patient Safety Recognizes Lee County EMS

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

Approach to Safety

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[...]