Safety Alert Sites

CHPSO – California Hospital Patient Safety Organization
Posted: 8/3/2010 To assist hospitals in developing effective strategies to improve patient safety, the California Hospital Association formed the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO). CHPSO is dedicated to eliminating preventable harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in California hospitals.

ISMP – Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Posted: 8/3/2010 The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.

PA PSRS – Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Posted: 8/3/2010 The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority developed the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, known as PA-PSRS (pronounced “PAY-sirs”), a secure, web-based system that permits healthcare facilities to submit reports of what Act 13 of 2002, Act 30 of 2006 and Act 52 of 2007 defines as “Serious Events” and “Incidents.”

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration
Posted: 8/3/2010 FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services and consists of centers and offices. The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation, and by regulating the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable.

Posted: 7/15/2010 The Joint Commission

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