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July 2016


President's Corner

This month, Dr. Gandhi shares her thoughts about Communication and Resolution Programs and the new CANDOR Toolkit from AHRQ..

Read her column.

     Tejal K. Gandhi


Updated CPPS Online Review Course Available
NPSF has released a revised version of our online review course designed to help participants prepare for the exam to earn the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential by reviewing the five domain content areas and test-taking strategies. This five-module, self-paced course allows you to learn at times most convenient for you. Learn more about the course.


Online Patient Safety Forum Update
A few months ago, we asked and you gave us your valuable insight into our online discussion forum. NPSF found out that there were a few misconceptions about the forum itself which we are happy to debunk here. Most important, we want you to know that the forum exists, there’s no fee to participate, and we’re looking forward to seeing your posts.


To post a question or to reply, you need to first register on the website. Learn more.


ABMS-NPSF Issue Joint Call for Patient Safety Activities
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) have issued a joint call for patient safety activities to enrich the ABMS MOC Directory.


Read more about this collaborative effort aimed at increasing diplomates’ access to practice-relevant patient safety activities.

   Amy Edmondson


Patient Safety Improves When Providers Feel Psychologically Safe
In this HH&N video taken during the NPSF Patient Safety Congress, Keynote Speaker, Amy Edmondson, PhD, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, explains why teaming is critically important for patient safety.


NPSF Congress Keynote Speaker Series
If you couldn't make it to Scottsdale for our annual Patient Safety Congress, we’ve got you covered: Watch three of the Keynotes (including Prof. Edmondson's session) and earn continuing education credits at the same time. Learn more about the Keynote Speaker Series.


Our Members in the News
See who published recently and take a look at members featured in our new Member Spotlight series. Read more.

From the P.S. Blog —

   Betsy Cohen


Advocate, Educate, Communicate
The Voice of the Patient feature returns to the P.S. Blog. Read this guest post by Betsy Cohen.


Evidence as a Seed for Collaboration
Lorri Zipperer writes about creating awareness through solid patient safety research. See her post.

Visit the blog home page for more.

Certification News


Two Perspectives on Patient Safety Certification
The Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) certification program was featured on the Patient Safety Network (PSNet). Two perspectives were given about the value of certification—from a nurse’s and a pharmacist’s point of view.


Interview with Gregg Meyer
Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, CPPS, outgoing chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Board of Directors, was recently interviewed by Dr. Robert M. Wachter of AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet). Read the full article.

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

Upcoming NPSF Events


Complimentary Webinar:
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Certification

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern Time


Interested in becoming a Certified Professional in Patient Safety? Join our informational webinar and we’ll tell you everything you always wanted to know about the CPPS credential and exam, plus members of our Expert Oversight Committee will answer your questions too. Learn more and sign up here.

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


Learn more about attending or supporting this event.


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

This live course is open to experienced patient safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) examination. This program is approved for six (6) contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS recertification. Read details or register.

Patient Safety News & Resources


Using Automated Surveillance to Improve Diagnosis
This article by Tom Scaletta, MD, CPPS, is in the May/June issue of PSQH magazine. Read it online.


Annals of Family Medicine: Measuring Patient Safety in Primary Care
Driven by the fact that most patient safety tools rely on input from medical professionals, this study looks at how a patient questionnaire on safety could be used in a primary care setting.


American Journal of Nursing: Napping on the Night Shift
Here are the results of a study on how napping can reduce sleepiness while working and have an effect on drowsy driving after a night shift.


New AHRQ Primer: Learning Through Debriefing
Learn how debriefing can be used in simulations and after real-life events.


CDC: $26 million to Press Fast Forward on Patient Safety
Take a look at what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doing to support applied research as part of a patient safety effort known as Prevention Epicenters Program.


AHRQ: Health Care Safety Hotline
This report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Developing presents a prototype of a consumer reporting system for patient safety events.


ABMS: Call for Posters
The American Board of Medical Specialties is inviting applicants to submit poster abstracts for a chance to be selected and featured at their conference in September.


AGCME: Announcement of Institutes Selected for Four-Year Initiative
Find out which eight institutes were selected to participate in the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative.


Consumer Focus 

New Materials from Choosing Wisely
The Choosing Wisely campaign and Consumer Reports have teamed up to provide consumers with fact sheets about treatment options. Read more.

Thinking about membership?

NPSF offers membership programs — for individuals and organizations — that provide valuable benefits to help you stay on top of developments in patient safety, achieve your professional goals, and help grow or sustain your organization’s patient safety program. Learn how membership can help you.

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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