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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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National rates decrease overall; variable results at the state level

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the latest National and State Healthcare Associated Infections Progress Report [PDF]. The report is compiled from data submitted by more than 12,500 acute care hospitals across the nation and addresses infection rates in intensive care units, hospital wards, and neonatal intensive care units. 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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Becker’s Hospital Review releases list of 100 Great Hospitals for 2014

Becker’s Hospital Review recently released a list of “100 Great Hospitals in America, 2014.” Among those recognized are a number of organizations that are members of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Stand Up for Patient Safety program. Read More→

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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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NPSF would like to extend special congratulations to Stand Up for Patient Safety member Vidant Health for recently receiving the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the Local Level, announced by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF). Read More→

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