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Boston, MA, March 26, 2013--Health care workers are experiencing an epidemic of demoralization, fatigue, and risk of injury that threatens not only their safety, but the safety of the patients under their care. That’s the central premise of Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care, the latest white paper from the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. During a well-attended webcast on March 19, members of the Leape Institute Roundtable that produced the paper discussed the issue and proposed pathways to improvement. Read More→
The National Patient Safety Foundation recently conducted a survey of those who have utilized the online Patient Safety Curriculum. Our goal was to obtain feedback directly from those using the curriculum, and to gather thoughts from learners about how we can continue to improve our educational offerings, and maximize user satisfaction and learning.
As a thank you to all who took the time to respond, five respondents were selected at random to each receive a $50 American Express gift card.
Congratulations to the winners listed below. And thanks again to all who took the survey. For more information about the online Patient Safety Curriculum, click here.
Jill Norris, RN, MPH, CHES
Iowa HealthCare Collaborative
Susan Wisch, BSN, RNC
Jefferson School of Nursing MSN candidate, 2016
Karyn Sullivan, PharmD, MPH, RPh
Nancy Curdy, MSN, RN, CCNS, ANP-C, CPHQ
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
Offers Recommendations on Seven Actions Organizations Must Take
Boston, MA, March 4, 2013—The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation today released a report focusing on the health and safety of the health care workforce and calling upon health care organizations to initiate broad organizational changes to reduce physical and psychological harm to health care workers. Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care contends that patient safety is inextricably linked to health care workers’ safety and well-being because caregivers who suffer disrespect, humiliation, or physical harm are more likely to make errors or fail to follow safety practices. Read More→
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013–
7 Days of Recognition, 365 Days Committed to Safe Care
NPSF 15th Annual Patient Safety Congress Set for May 8-10, New Orleans, LA
BOSTON, MA (Feb. 14, 2013)—A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the country’s first “chief experience officer” are among those scheduled to keynote the National Patient Safety Foundation’s 15th Annual Patient Safety Congress to be held May 8-10, 2013, in New Orleans, LA. Read More→
Program Supports Patient Safety Community, Education, and Professional Advancement
Boston, MA (Feb 13, 2013)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) recently launched an innovative patient safety program designed to enhance and grow patient safety knowledge and practice in hospitals and health systems nationwide. The Patient Safety Immersion Initiative integrates membership and education programs offered by NPSF with the patient safety certification introduced last year by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety. Read More→
The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission (TJC) have announced the 2012 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.
The honorees are:
Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, is recognized in the individual achievement category for his longstanding commitment and national contributions to patient safety through publication, education, research and leadership. Dr. Weingart is the current chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Board of Governors. Read More→
Applications Accepted Through March 15, 2013
The National Patient Safety Foundation is proud to partner with the American Hospital Association in sponsoring the AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship. This year-long program provides essential training in patient safety, quality, and performance improvement.
The fellowship consists of four in-person learning sessions, periodic teleconferences, webinars, various self and organizational assessments, and individual coaching.
This curriculum is based on the 2009 paper Transforming Healthcare: A Safety Imperative from the Lucien Leape Institute at NPSF. It prepares health care leaders to guide patient safety improvement initiatives and drive transformational change within their organizations.
The fellowship framework includes a focus on foundational elements of patient safety, such as leadership roles, culture and communication, and incorporates them into four pillars of patient safety:
- Care coordination
- Patient centeredness
- Organizational culture
- Transparency and learning organization
Fellows complete an action learning project to bring real change within their organizations and demonstrate their ability to apply the concepts learned. This rigorous approach ensures that Fellows can translate knowledge and best practices learned into action within their own organizations.
Applications for the 2013-2014 are being accepted through March 15, 2013. Please visit the fellowship website for more information.
The AHA and the National Patient Safety Foundation are sponsors of this program.
Partners include: The Health Education & Research Trust, Health Forum, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
The National Patient Safety Foundation was invited to participate in a recent Congressional briefing about patient safety and cancer care. Jointly sponsored by Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) and Ventana Medical Systems, the briefing, entitled “A Dialogue on Patient Safety and Cancer,” was designed to inform Congress and the public about particular patient safety issues in the cancer care arena. Read More→
Boston, MA, October 22, 2012 — The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation today released a report on care integration that highlights the issue as a national priority for improving patient safety and the efficiency of the US health care system. Order from Chaos: Accelerating Care Integration is the result of a Leape Institute Roundtable that brought together leading experts in the fields of patient safety and health system improvement.