Patient Safety Blog

Identifying and Learning from Clinical Errors in Pre-hospital Care

A recent article in JEMS magazine by Dr. Mark E.A. Escott raises the important issue of patient safety in EMS. In the article Dr. Escott highlights several key areas as he outlines the complexity of EMS while pointing out some of the barriers to greater patient safety.

EMS Week Spotlight: Lee Varner

The Center for Patient Safety is proud of our diverse team and is especially proud of our Patient Safety Director, Lee Varner, MSEMS, EMT-P, CPPS. Having spent much of his time in EMS throughout his career, he now enters his third year with the Center in a supporting role. He is a valuable resource to all of our participating organizations. We recently sat down with Lee and asked him a few[...]

Great Read - IHI Reliability Article

IHI recently shared good advice on how to improve care to lessen the likelihood of human error.  Systems and processes can be made more reliable by standardizing, simplifying, reducing autonomy and highlighting deviation from practice.  Read article.

Nursing Home Week Spotlight: Kathy Wire

The Center for Patient Safety is proud of our diverse team and is especially proud of our Patient Safety Specialist, Kathryn Wire, JD, MBA, CPHRM, CPPS. Having spent much of her time in nursing homes, hospitals and health systems throughout her career, she now enters her tenth year with the Center in a supporting role. She is a valuable resource to all of our participating organizations. We[...]

Hospital Week Spotlight: Eunice Halverson

The Center for Patient Safety is proud of our diverse team and is especially proud of our Patient Safety Specialist, Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS. Having spent much of her time in hospitals and health systems throughout her career, she now enters her sixth year with the Center. She is a valuable resource to all of our participating organizations. We recently sat down with Eunice and asked her a few[...]

Nurses Week Spotlight: Tina Hilmas

Safer Patient Care: One organization at a time

Over the last twelve years, the Center for Patient Safety (Center) has established itself as a nationally recognized leader with thousands of clients in 38 states. Our mission is to provide creative culture solutions to improve patient safety . We do this by focusing on preventing, learning, and protecting using a hands-on approach whereby we function as an extension of the patient safety and[...]

Experiencing Medical Errors

Some of the most stirring reports of medical errors come from medical professionals who find themselves to be victims. In this story, a pediatrician receives epinephrine via the wrong route.  Her biggest disappointment?  That the system cannot improve.

CPS Partners with Verge Health to Improve Patient Safety

Verge Manages Technology while CPS Provides Consultancy Services On the heels of Patient Safety Awareness Week, Verge Health, a leader in healthcare risk management, has partnered with the Center for Patient Safety (CPS), a non-profit organization envisioning a healthcare environment safe for all patients and healthcare providers, in all processes all the time.

The Joint Commission released Sentinel Event Alert #57

The Joint Commission released Sentinel Event Alert #57 this week:  The Essential Role of Leadership in Establishing a Patient Safety Culture.