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By Michael Handler, MD, MMM, FAAPL CPS Medical Director

SUMMER 2017 NEWSLETTER RELEASED

The Center for Patient Safety has released the Summer Newsletter.  We’re certain you’ll find something of interest related to patient safety at your organization!  Download the full newsletter to read more on the PSO legal environment, upcoming events, best practices, and much more!  CPSNews – a publication for providers across the continuum of care – Download.

Do you have an EMS Patient Safety Plan?

While we have all heard the old saying, “do you plan to fail or fail to plan,” this short statement has likely influenced many people to re-evaluate a current process or situation in their life.  The specialty area of preventable harm or patient safety is gaining strong momentum in Emergency Medical Services, which has relied on another common old saying “do no harm”.   While the desire to do no[...]

Patient Safety Resources

Are you frustrated because others in your organization don’t seem to have the same passion or urgency to improve patient safety?  Limited resources and increasing financial pressures are driving the focus on patient safety down on the list of priorities.  It’s difficult to build a business case to support the importance of constantly improving patient safety.  Now there’s help!  The Institute for[...]

Press Release: EMS Medical Advisor

CENTER FOR PATIENT SAFETY WELCOMES EMS MEDICAL ADVISOR

CPS Safety Watch/Alert: Elopement

TARGET AUDIENCE

CPS Safety Culture Assessment

“I am very impressed with the reports. I know my leadership team will be thrilled to have the individual reports by their division. This has been a very positive experience for me.”

PSO Legal Update: A new focus on reporting

The Center for Patient Safety’s staff has been fielding a lot of questions about what information can be protected under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act and how that relates to reporting to the PSO.  The basic rules have not changed, but there is some new focus on reporting, which is the touchstone for all the definitions in the Act and the Final Rule.  So, this explanation will[...]

CPS Releases PSO Report: #CultureForward

The Center for Patient Safety, a Patient Safety Organization (CPS PSO), is pleased to present this report summarizing some of the information we are learning from the collaborative participation of healthcare providers across the country.

CPS Releases Annual Report

The last two years were a rollercoaster of change! But the passionate team of staff at the Center for Patient Safety (CPS) was on onboard to embrace all of the changes and use them as a rare opportunity to step back and look at where we were, and consider closely the direction we wanted to go. We found our way back to our roots of doing what we do best: helping providers improve patient safety.[...]