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Stand Up for Patient Safety

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“Information and resources received through the
Stand Up program have allowed me to engage staff
as well as patients on the importance of our field.”

“Useful materials with valuable information that
serves to educate patients and staff alike.”

“Valuable information I would otherwise not
be exposed to.”

“The information is well organized and easily
adaptable to fit the needs of the organizations
in my region.”

“The wealth of information available is an additional
tool that I use to disseminate current research and
findings in the field of patient safety.”

“NPSF provides a network with other professionals
trying to make a difference in patient care and safety.”

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The Stand Up for Patient Safety program and the Ambulatory Stand Up for Patient Safety program are NPSF’s organizational membership programs. Both are designed to provide the tools, resources, and education necessary to launch, sustain and advance patient safety initiatives in inpatient and outpatient settings respectively. Whether your organization is starting a new patient safety program or looking to enhance existing quality and safety programs, membership in Stand Up can help provide the support and resources necessary to embed patient safety principles into organizational practice, align with national patient safety goals and meet critical regulatory requirements.

For  a full summary of  Stand Up program benefits and pricing, please click here.

Membership Benefit Package Highlights

New Member Benefit Announced   —

BMJAs of July 1, 2014, NPSF and the Stand Up for Patient Safety program now offers Stand Up member organizations a discount on a subscription to the print or online edition of BMJ Quality & Safety, a monthly international, peer-reviewed journal.

  • Complimentary access to the NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum for two staff members; discounted access ($199) for five additional staff members. Obtain the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the context,key principles, and competencies associated with the discipline of patient safety with this ten-module, self-paced accredited course.
  • Complimentary access to the NPSF Professional Learning Series online educational webcasts for an unlimited number of staff members. These monthly, 60-minute, webcasts are led by expert faculty and address critical topics in the patient safety field. Each session offers continuing education credits, including CMEs, CEUs and CPEs to an unlimited number of participants per connection. For more information, see here.
  • Complimentary access to online, self-paced, educational modules developed by distinguished experts in the field for an unlimited number of staff members. What is unique about these modules is that each one addresses specific clinical topics through the lens of patient safety science principles. The first two modules in the series focus on Reducing Diagnostic Errors and Health IT. The next module, currently in development, focuses on Patient Blood Management. For more information, see here.
  • Information updates to help staff stay current on emerging research and news related to patient safety:

- Timely industry and NPSF updates from the Stand Up Member News
- Clinical research summaries with one-click access, in Current Awareness Literature Alert
- A complimentary magazine subscription to Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

  • Ask Me 3 material cobranding rights and production-ready materials. Ask Me 3® is our patient education program, which is designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients. The program encourages patients to ask 3 specific questions of their providers to better understand their health condition(s) and what they need to do to take care of themselves.  Stand Up members have the right to use and distribute Ask Me 3 Materials and Trademarks within their organizations to aid in promoting patient safety and improved health communication. In addition, NPSF will provide members with complementary production-ready Ask Me 3 materials, including brochures and posters. For more information on Ask Me 3, please see here.
  • Ready-to-use Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by NPSF. It is geared at raising awareness in the community and among hospital staff and patients. To prepare for this important week, Stand Up members receive a toolkit containing educational and promotional materials to distribute among patients and staff. For more information on the campaign, please see here.
  • A 20% registration discount to the NPSF Annual Patient Safety Congress. Carefully crafted by leaders in the field to provide real-world tools, resources, and evidence-based solutions to patient safety issues, the NPSF Patient Safety Congress is the foremost learning and networking event for the field. For more information see here.
  • Use of the Stand Up for Patient Safety logo
  • Membership Recognition Plaque 

To learn more about the Stand Up program benefits and pricing, please click here.

Are you starting a patient safety program at your organization?

Stand Up members have found that the program serves as a tremendous resource when planning and launching new patient safety programs or activities. Here are some tips for using Stand Up to develop robust patient safety programs:

  • Educate leadership and key stakeholders on the science of patient safety with sample presentations, seminal articles and NPSF-hosted webinars
  • Utilize valid and reliable measurement tools to assess organizational aptitude and readiness in areas such as patient safety culture, patient and family centeredness and board engagement
  • Demonstrate organizational commitment to patient safety within your community using Stand Up logos, plaques and various communications templates
Are you enhancing an existing quality and safety program?

Many of today’s top healthcare organizations demonstrate a continued commitment to patient safety through membership in the Stand Up program and find that keeping up-to-date on current and emerging trends in patient safety have helped position them as leaders in the field. Here are some tips for using Stand Up to sustain existing patient safety programs:

  • Engage front-line staff and leadership in continuing education opportunities, including the NPSF Professional Learning Series and NPSF Patient Safety Congress
  • Spread health literacy and communication tools throughout your patient population using the Ask Me 3 program at NPSF and tools provided in the Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit
  • Expand current policies and procedures to include best practices from the field and integrate new approaches to topics such as disclosure and apology