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August 2016

 NPSF News

President's Corner

This month, Dr. Gandhi writes about the importance of funding research for safety science and implementation science.

Read her column.

     Tejal K. Gandhi

August Is Member Appreciation Month
Members of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS) will enjoy extra benefits in August as NPSF marks ASPPS Member Appreciation Month. Join now and take advantage of these great promotions for ASPPS members throughout the month.

Already a member? If so, we want to hear what patient safety means to you! Find out more.

NPSF President and CEO Tejal K. Gandhi on Patient Engagement
Read Dr. Gandhi’s recent blog post on where she offers recommendations for how to engage patients and families
and involve them in their care.

Ask Me 3: Health Literacy Resources Available
Download materials for free to help patients know what questions to ask when they visit a health care professional.

NPSF Congress Keynote Speaker Series
Couldn't come to Scottsdale? You can still learn with NPSF. Watch three of the Keynotes from our Congress in May, and earn continuing education credits at the same time. Learn more about the Keynote Speaker Series.


NPSF Communications Survey: Your Feedback Is Needed
We are in the process of reviewing how well we communicate with you. Could you give us a hand to help us improve our website, e-mail, and e-newsletter communications?


Take the survey here:

To thank you for your time, we’ll enter you into a raffle to win a
$50 Amazon gift card

From the P.S. Blog —

What Inspired ASPPS Member Sunil K. Sinha to Become a Physician? Read this post from our Member Spotlight series and visit the blog home page for more.

Our Members in the News

Stand Up for Patient Safety member Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was a finalist in the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Read more about Memorial Hermann’s patient safety initiatives.

Certification News —
Certification Board Announces July Certifications Awarded
NPSF congratulates all who achieved the CPPS credential during the month of July 2016. Find out who they are.

Upcoming NPSF Events


NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Boston, MA

Afternoon Forum Featured Speaker:
Charles Vincent, MPhil, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Clinical Safety Research
Imperial College, London

Dinner Keynote Speaker:
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
American Nurses Association


Register now or learn more about attending or supporting this event.


Professional Learning Series Webcast
Save the Date

Health Literacy: Improving Patient Understanding
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time

Featured Speaker:
Lea Anne Gardner, MSPH, PhD, RN
Senior Patient Safety Analyst
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Learn more.


Certified Professional in Patient Safety Review Course Webinar
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 10:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time

The Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Review Course is designed for experienced patient safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Professional in Patient Safety examination. This course can help participants prepare for the exam by reviewing domain content areas and test-taking strategies. The live webinar format allows for Q&A with the faculty and a shared learning environment.

This program is approved for six (6) contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS recertification. Register or get details.


To view all our events, visit our online event calendar.

Patient Safety News & Resources


JAMA Surgery: Talking About Adverse Events
Read this article about the difficulties surgeons face when discussing adverse events with patients and families.

OIG Report: Harm in Rehabilitation Hospitals
There’s a new report by the Office of the Inspector General on harm to Medicare patients in rehabilitation hospitals.

Discharging Patients Too Soon?
A recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine discusses discharging patients before their vital signs are stable. Read the summary in FierceHealthcare.

Communicating Abnormal Test Results
This study in the
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine discusses how electronic intervention strategies to improve communication of abnormal test results to physicians may need some additional tweaks to ensure their effectiveness.

Clinical Learning Environments Report Released
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has released the first in a series of issue briefs relating to the recently released Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) National Report of Findings 2016. The first issue brief finds that there is much opportunity for improvement around education in patient safety in clinical sites that train resident physicians and fellows. Read more or download the report.

Tips on Preventing Surgical Site Infections
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created an infographic with tips for how to prevent surgical site infections.

Using Technology to Help With Handoffs
Stand Up for Patient Safety member Brigham & Women's Hospital created a web-based tool to help with transitions and published their findings in JAMA. Check out the summary article from Kaiser Health News.

Consumer Focus —
Immunization Q&A
Want to know more about immunizations? To celebrate National Immunization Awareness month, you can learn more here and also take the adult immunization quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.

Support the patient safety mission
Did you know that Amazon will donate a percentage of your total dollars spent to support NPSF and the patient safety mission? Use this link when shopping: And thank you!

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