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Institute and founding chair honored at AACN National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

Denver, CO, May 20, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute and founding chairman Lucian Leape, MD, are recipients of the 2014 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for international leadership in patient safety. The award, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), was presented at the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition being held in Denver this week.

This award recognizes significant contributions that influence high acuity and critical care nursing and relate to AACN’s mission, vision, and values.

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Vidant Health and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Share This Year’s Award; Projects Address Medication Administration Safety and System-Wide Quality and Safety Efforts

Boston, MA, May 13, 2014–The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has announced the recipients of the 2014 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Award.

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, is being recognized for an initiative designed to improve the safety of medication administration. Vidant Health, a regional health system serving Eastern North Carolina, is being recognized for system-wide efforts to improve patient safety and patient experience of care.

The Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award is presented each year in recognition of the successful implementation of outstanding patient safety initiatives by organizational members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. The 2014 awards will be conferred this week at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, Fla. Read More→

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Webcast held April 23, 2014

Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for archived programs.

Faculty:

Drew C. Fuller, MD, MPH
Director of Safety Innovation, Emergency Medicine
Associates Board Member, Emergency Medicine
Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF)

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National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission

Boston, MA (April 29, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. Mallinckrodt recently acquired Cadence Pharmaceuticals and its hospital-based pain product, and is a leading global specialty pharmaceuticals company. Read More→

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AHRQ Releases TeamSTEPPS 2.0

On Apr 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
Update Incorporates Latest Evidence and Techniques

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has updated its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum. Originally developed by AHRQ and the Department of Defense in 2006, the goal of TeamSTEPPS is to reduce harm to patients by giving clinical teams practical tools they can use to improve their safety culture and keep patients safer. It draws on core competencies that have been proven effective in other high-risk industries, like the military and aviation. Read More→

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National Patient Safety Foundation and Society of Physician Quality Officers Collaborate on Leadership Program
at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress

Boston, MA, April 22, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce a special educational program planned in collaboration with the Society of Physician Quality Officers (SPQO). Keeping Quality and Safety Front and Center—Managing Your Influence in the Right Direction, will be held in Orlando, Fla., on May 14, 2014, in advance of the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 15-16. Read More→

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Texas-Based Health System Is Newest Member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program

Boston, MA, April 15, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome CHI St. Luke’s Health as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program. Read More→

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Looking for Safety in Numbers

On Apr 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

As part of a five-year project funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers at the Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics at Northwestern University are advancing statistical methods to better analyze observational data on drug safety.

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NPSF and AQIPS Team Up to Offer Educational Program for Health Professionals at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress

Boston, MA (April 8, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) have announced a cooperative educational program to be offered on site at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL.

The program, Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality, Safety, and Efficiency in Health Care, will help health care professionals understand how they can work with a patient safety organization (PSO) to advance their patient safety goals. Read More→

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NPSF Leaders Recognized

On Apr 03, 2014 | Comments (0)
Becker’s Hospital Review Recognizes 50 Patient Safety Experts

Becker’s Hospital Review recently released its list of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety—2014. NPSF is proud to note that, among them are Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF and of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, and Lucian Leape, MD, chair of the Institute and adjunct professor of health policy, Harvard School of Public Health. Read More→

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