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MERCI Joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition

On Jul 08, 2014 | Comments (0)
NPSF Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission

Boston, MA, July 8, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that MERCI has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turnkey training programs that help hospitals reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, and is a partnership between Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Simulab Corporation. Read More→

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Appointments to Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors Take Effect July 1.

Boston, MA (June 19, 2014)— The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced new appointments to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors, effective July 1.

Newly appointed to the NPSF Board of Governors are Beth Daley Ullem, MBA, patient advocate and member of the Board of Directors of ThedaCare and of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Barbara Edson, RN, MBA, MHA, vice president of clinical quality, Health Research & Educational  Trust, American Hospital Association; Rollin J. “Terry” Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP,  CPPS, director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and of the Simulation Training and Education Lab, MedStar Health, and associate professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University; Karen Frush, MD, FAAP, CPPS, chief patient safety officer, Duke University Health System, and vice president, quality, LifePoint Hospitals; and Mark E. Reynolds, president of CRICO, the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions. Read More→

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First State Agency to Join NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program

Boston, MA, June 10,2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. An independent agency within the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis, the Betsy Lehman Center is the first state agency to join the Stand Up program. Read More→

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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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Journal added to member benefits as an official journal of the Foundation; NPSF president appointed to journal’s editorial advisory board

Orlando, FL (May 16, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced that BMJ Quality & Safety, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ, will become an official journal of NPSF, effective July 1, 2014. Members of the Foundation’s individual membership program, the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS), will receive online access to the journal as a benefit of membership. Organizations belonging to the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program will be able to subscribe to the print journal at a special member rate.

Also as part of the agreement, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF, will join the journal’s editorial advisory board. Dr. Gandhi announced the agreement prior to a keynote presentation by Kaveh Shojania, MD, editor-in-chief of BMJ Quality & Safety, at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress being held this week in Orlando, Fla. Read More→

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Orlando, FL, May 15, 2014—Today, winners of the inaugural John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement were honored in award ceremonies at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, was recognized with the individual award of excellence. The OpenNotes Collaborative won the award for institutional achievement, which was accepted by Melissa Anselmo, national program director for OpenNotes.

Awards were conferred by Standard Register Healthcare and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute on behalf of EngagingPatients.org, the online community that sponsored the award. Read More→

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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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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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