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The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute — and founding chairman Lucian Leape, MD — will receive the AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for international leadership in patient safety. The institute and founding chairman Dr. Leape, internationally recognized as the father of the patient safety movement, will be honored for advancing transforming concepts essential to a culture of safety in the healthcare system. The award, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) , will be presented at the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, May 17-22.  Read more.

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The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is conducting a survey to identify essential priorities for board education that may improve the financial performance of hospitals and health systems via the channels of patient safety and quality. Read More→

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The AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship is a year-long program for clinical and strategic leaders dedicated to improving quality and patient safety results. Through a highly participatory learning experience, fellows gain competency in advanced patient safety concepts and are able to utilize those concepts through an Action Learning Project. For more than 12 years, the Fellowship program has mentored more than 350 change agents in the United States and abroad. The program offers an intensive leadership experience and wide-ranging curriculum that includes foundational patient safety concepts and integrated approaches to enhance patient centeredness, care coordination, employee focus, and transparency and organizational learning.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Expanding your knowledge of patient safety science and evidence-based approaches to preventing harm
  • Enhancing your capacity to lead improvement teams, create allies and align improvement initiatives across your organization
  • Building critical skill sets around measuring and tracking project outcomes
  • Executing and completing an improvement project using a rigorous deployment approach
  • Accessing an expansive network of national experts, project mentors, and fellowship alumni

The Fellowship is co-sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) in partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), Health Forum, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

 

Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2014.  International candidates are welcome to apply. To learn more about the program, visit www.ahafellowships.org or call (312) 422-2933(312) 422-2933.

 

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Stay Connected is a program designed to facilitate the transition from medical device applications that allow connection between unrelated delivery systems to new, safer connectors that ensure compatibility and consistency while reducing the likelihood of tubing misconnections. Stay Connected is organized by the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) in partnership with leading industry organizations. GEDSA invites everyone to stay connected as the tubing connectors are introduced through a three-phase communications program—Aware, Prepare, and Adopt—to ensure a successful transition to safer connectors.

For more information, visit StayConnected2014.org.

 

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NPSF Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission

Boston, MA (February 24, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MagMutul, basead in Atlanta, is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance to physicians and hospitals, particularly throughout the Southeastern U.S. The MagMutual Patient Safety Institute is a division of the organization focused on providing risk management and patient safety resources. It is the first affiliate of an insurance company to join the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. Read More→

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

Boston, MA (February 20, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition as an associate member. Pacira, located in New Jersey and California, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new products for the acute care setting. Read More→

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On Jan. 15, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels hosted a press teleconference to launch a new educational web resource with extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems. Read More→

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The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published the 2014-15 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals, which identifies and summarizes six practices that hospitals should use to improve medication safety.  Read More→

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NEHI/Prescriptions for a Healthy America Roundtable Says Payment Reform is Key

HIT policy needs to focus on specific goals for improving patient medication adherence in order to realize the goals of improving patient health and achieving cost savings in the US health care system, according to an expert panel convened recently by NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) and Prescriptions for a Healthy America. Read More→

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On January 31, 2014, board leadership and staff from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) gathered together in Chicago at NAHQ’s headquarters for a first-of-its kind consortium meeting. After identifying common objectives among the organizations, participants convened a meeting to learn more about one another’s strategic objectives and identify potential synergistic opportunities for the future. Read More→

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