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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.[...]

National Time Out Day

Today The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses are celebrating National Time Out Day with a theme of “Be a Time Out SUPER HERO”

National Time out Day

It’s June 14 – National Time out Day!  It’s not too late to bring focus to this very important step of every invasive procedure or surgery.  Learn how the AORN has adopted the “Super hero” theme to remind everyone to pause to ensure the safest possible outcome for each patient.  Click here to learn more.

Patient Safety Boot Camp Now Available for EMS

Patient Safety Boot Camp Now Available for EMS

Zero Harm

Zero Harm – that’s the goal for every health care provider!  The only way to achieve this is for patient safety to be embedded into your culture.  That means  organizational leaders make it a priority by “walking the walk and talking the talk”. The culture must change the providers’ thinking from “it’s a known complication” or “it sometimes happens” to “not on my shift!”  Recently the American[...]

A Need for Speed

By: Lynnette Torres, Quality Improvement Manager for Memorial Hospital of Carbondale