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.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.
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 this week: The Essential Role of Leadership in Establishing a Patient Safety Culture.
Diagnostic errors are problematic! About a decade ago hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) were in the same position, seeming like an impossible health care issue. But hospitals across the nation have made great progress in reducing HAIs, although there definitely is room for more improvement. Diagnostic errors are our next challenge. Read more from Dr. Peter Pronovost, Director of the[...]
The Center for Patient Safety encourages providers to use the week as a great way to remind the staff and community of their commitment to safety. It should be a time of celebration of successes, but also a time of reflection.