March 13th, 2018
March 11 -17 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Hospitals and organizations around the country are celebrating their success in protecting their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. HCIF has supported patient safety in Pennsylvania by convening healthcare organizations in learning collaboratives to address topics such as improving surgical safety, reducing hospital-acquired infections, readmits and care transitions, CT radiation dose safety. Currently, HCIF is furthering patient safety with our Safe Table program, which promotes transparent discussions about actual practices among hospital patient safety leaders. ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) supports Safe Table by creating a protected environment for candid peer-to-peer exchange. As programs such as Safe Table advance and address patient safety issues, reducing harm will continue to be a daily priority among healthcare professionals.
Recently, ECRI has put out top 10 patient safety concerns for 2018, which is available here.