Posted in Uncategorized Posted March 18, 2015
The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is pleased to share highlights of 2014 and expectations in 2015 in the latest annual report. We encourage you to take a look and see how you can join our journey to safer care in 2015!
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Posted in EMS, EMS PSO, Mobile Integrated Healthcare Posted February 6, 2015
Allison Bloom recently wrote an important article about Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) that was featured in EMS Insider. If you are providing this care or exploring MIH then you should read Allison’s article and learn more about how participating with a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) can help you.
Posted in AHRQ Posted January 20, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released their latest issue of the Web Morbity & Mortality cases and commentaries. For more information, visit AHRQs website using the links found in the case summaries:
Spotlight Case: Monitoring Fetal Health
A woman who had an uncomplicated pregnancy and normal labor with no apparent signs of distress delivered a cyanotic, flaccid infant requiring extensive resuscitation. Although fetal heart rate tracings had shown signs of moderate-to-severe fetal distress for 90 minutes prior to delivery, clinicians did not notice the abnormalities on the remote centralized monitor, which displayed 16 windows, each for a different patient. The commentary by Mark W. Scerbo, PhD, of Old Dominion University, and Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD, of Eastern Virginia Medical School, provides an overview of fetal heart rate monitoring, the risks and benefits of this complex process, and factors that influence its safety such as staff training and safety culture. (CME/CEU credit available.)
Posted in Events, PSES, PSO, PSO case law, PSQIA, PSWP Posted January 14, 2015
January 21 @ 11 Central – Free webinar
Confused about Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs)? You’re not alone!
Join the experts at the Center for Patient Safety as they describe the basics of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) and provide an introduction to the terminology and concepts of PSO participation. Applications to EMS, LTC, medical offices, and hospitals will be presented. Q&A available during webinar. Register