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NHS Patient Safety: Reflections and Looking Forward

Bill Of Health

In patient safety terms in the NHS England, there have been positives and negatives over the past year to reflect on, and for 2022 there are interesting developments on the horizon. In this post I will discuss a small number of patient safety matters of major impact.

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Buzzwords in Patient Safety: Some Preliminary Thoughts

Bill Of Health

In the National Health Service (NHS) in England, we have seen such pervading terms as clinical governance , patient empowerment, controls assurance, and patient advocacy. The patient safety context. By John Tingle and Amanda Cattini.

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The PRISMA Incident Analysis Method: Improving Patient Safety

Patient Safety Blog

The PRISMA method is designed to help healthcare organizations identify and address problems that may impact patient safety , and to implement effective solutions to prevent future incidents. patient safety incident management analyze & report

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The financial impact of patient safety errors

Patient Safety Blog

Keeping patients safe: It’s what healthcare providers strive to do every day. Look at any hospital or healthcare organization’s mission statement, and you’ll see that it addresses patient safety in some way—often listing safety as the number-one priority.

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Running circles around patient safety

Pro CRNA

In comparison, Yale University used revised criteria to define death due to preventable medical error and found that 22,000 patients were lost in 2020 due to needless mistakes. For decades, traffic engineers have struggled with developing “crash proof” intersections as a way to improve safety.

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Developing standards for hospital-wide patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a rallying cry about patient safety as a global public health concern—and with good reason. In addition to the risks of injury or death, failure to adequately address patient safety increases the cost of care.

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The impact of Continuum of Care on patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

In a continuum of care, the concept of an integrated care system, there are many risks for patient safety. Let’s explain that with an example: patient safety communication

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How staffing shortages affects patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

Organizations are short-staffed, workers feel stretched thin, and hospitals are often slammed with patients who are sicker than ever before due to delayed care during the pandemic. However, safety goals are unchanging and must continue to be met.

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Patient Safety Representatives Unite to Implement Global Patient Safety Action Plan in the United States

CDC

Globally, more people die now from medical errors or other breakdowns in the quality and safety of healthcare services than from lack of access to them. (1) Preventable harm in the healthcare system is an urgent public health challenge, internationally and in the United States.

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CDC Launches Blog Series on Patient Safety

CDC

Patient safety is an urgent, global public health concern, Infection Control and Prevention Patient Stories and Patient Safety patient stories and patient safety

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Top 10 patient safety concerns according to the ECRI Institute

Meditech

In March 2022, the ECRI Institute promoted their 2022 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns. Patient Safety C-level Health IT

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Patient Safety: Now and Always

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

To a patient, safety is an assumption. Patients and families assume that the hospital is a haven of care and consideration, a place where those who care for them have their best interest in mind in every action, and they are well protected. Patient Safety Risks: Then vs Now.

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How patient safety software should work with other healthcare IT

Patient Safety Blog

When leveraged properly, patient safety software offers a multitude of benefits to your healthcare organization. Poor “communication” between software diminishes the end user’s experience and hinders the ability to facilitate positive patient outcomes.

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Sentinel Events & Patient Safety: The Disturbing Data, Part I

Readiness Rounds

After looking at and digesting the data, one thing is very clear: hospitals, by and large, have not embraced a culture of safety or come to the realization that any occurrence of patient harm is absolutely unacceptable. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Patient Safety Alert: Air Embolism During Cardiac Ablation

Patient Safety

While priming the tubing, air was noted in the tube, and the catheter was immediately removed from the patient. The patient experienced a decrease of heart rate and blood pressure requiring a code response.

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Patient safety issues with VA Cerner EHR caused harm to veterans, federal watchdog says

Fierce Healthcare

Patient safety issues with VA Cerner EHR caused harm to veterans, federal watchdog says. hlandi. Tue, 07/19/2022 - 17:29

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2021 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting: Updated Rates for Acute Care Event Reports

Patient Safety

In the article we published in June 2022 on patient safety trends in 2021, reporting rates and fall rates for 2021 were calculated based on Q1 and Q2 only, as denominator data for Q3 and Q4 were not yet available.

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The Need to Go Back to Basics in Patient Safety

Bill of Health

In terms of health care practice and patient safety, these underpinning basic, foundational concepts include the need for proper patient communication strategies. The consequences of failures in patient communication can be devastating. By John Tingle and Amanda Cattini.

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Leapfrog Group: Hospitals have made 'significant' patient safety gains over the past decade

Fierce Healthcare

Leapfrog Group: Hospitals have made 'significant' patient safety gains over the past decade. dmuoio. Wed, 11/16/2022 - 15:46

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How value-based healthcare affects patient safety and satisfaction

Patient Safety Blog

This innovative system has big advantages for patient safety and patient satisfaction and is rapidly replacing traditional “fee for service” models. patient safety quality management

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Patient safety events jumped amid COVID-19 strain on hospitals, Press Ganey reports

Fierce Healthcare

Patient safety events jumped amid COVID-19 strain on hospitals, Press Ganey reports. dmuoio. Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:01

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Litigation and Patient Safety: The Importance of Good Communication Strategies

Bill of Health

Good record keeping and communication practices are essential prerequisites for safe and proper patient care. Serious patient injury, including death, can result from poor record keeping and other communication failures. Knee injection intended for another patient (2).

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I AM Patient Safety - 2022 Annual Achievement Awards

Patient Safety

I AM Patient Safety is the Patient Safety Authority’s annual contest celebrating the things that go right each day to make patients safer.

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The Impact of Racism on Patient Safety

The Rand Blog

There is clear and consistent evidence that minoritized patients are at high risk for safety issues. health care system tracks patient safety too often makes their experiences invisible.

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Patient safety advocate cheers CMS' reversal on quality reporting, but hospitals say the data are no good

Fierce Healthcare

Patient safety advocate cheers CMS' reversal on quality reporting, but hospitals say the data are no good. dmuoio. Tue, 08/02/2022 - 15:16

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The Surgical Safety Huddle: A Novel Quality Improvement Patient Safety Initiative

Patient Safety

Background: Acutely deteriorating patients are entitled to the best possible care, which includes early recognition and timely appropriate intervention to reduce adverse events, unnecessary admissions to intensive care, and/or cardiac arrest.

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VA hits pause on future rollouts of EHR until 2023 while lawmakers raise fresh concerns about patient safety risks

Fierce Healthcare

VA hits pause on future rollouts of EHR until 2023 while lawmakers raise fresh concerns about patient safety risks. hlandi. Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:18

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Geriatric Syndromes and Their Impact on Patient Safety for Older Adults: Lessons Learned From My Mother

Patient Safety

My mother was the perfect example of how having a knowledge of geriatric syndromes that emphasizes the unique features of the common health conditions in older adults will allow us to provide safer care to older adult patients. Good news: We are all living longer. In 2018, 15.6%

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Visitor Behaviors Can Influence the Risk of Patient Harm: An Analysis of Patient Safety Reports From 92 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Background: Previous research has shown that visitors can decrease the risk of patient harm; however, the potential to increase the risk of patient harm has been understudied. Event reports were manually coded to identify visitor influence on risk of patient harm (e.g.,

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#JHMChat: Handling Patient Safety Events With a Focus on Just Culture, Not Prosecution

Hospital Medicine

Over 20 years after the landmark National Academy of Medicine (NAM) report To Err is Human and over a decade after Peter Pronovost catapulted the scientific approach to patient safety, [.].

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Staffing shortages lead ECRI's annual list of patient safety concerns

Healthcare Dive

The lack of workers is actively jeopardizing patient safety with many patients waiting longer for care, even in life-threatening emergencies, according to the report

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I AM Patient Safety - 2021 Annual Achievement Awards

Patient Safety

Recently, the nursing team on 3 South at Fox Chase Cancer Center reached the significant milestone of one full year—365 consecutive days—with no patient falls on their unit. Staff were educated on the new patient education form developed by the Fall Prevention Committee.

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The Patient Safety Issue of Racial Disparities and the Opportunity for “Health Equity By Design”

Health Populi

In 2021, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are a top patient safety issue, according to ECRI’s annual list of major concerns facing healthcare consumers’ risks to adverse events that can harm them.

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2020 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting: Updated Acute Care Reporting Rates

Patient Safety

Therefore, this data snapshot serves to complete reporting rates for 2020 now that all hospital patient days and surgical encounters data from 2020 have been made available for rate calculations

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National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety (IHI) 

Briggs Healthcare

Reducing preventable harm requires a concerted, persistent, coordinated effort by all stakeholders, and a total systems approach to safety. Recommit to Advance Patient and Workforce Safety. National Action Plan: 17 Recommendations to Advance Patient Safety.

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What’s on a label? This simple intervention could improve patient safety and save money

Healthy Debate

This simple intervention could improve patient safety and save money appeared first on Healthy Debate. The post What’s on a label? Primary Debate Categories

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The Safety of Benzodiazepines and Opioids in the Geriatric Population: An Analysis of Patient Safety Events Reported by Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

Patient Safety

Benzodiazepines may increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls, fractures, and motor vehicle crashes in patients 65 years and older. Reports were reviewed to determine the ADR(s) experienced by the patient.

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Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Airway Safety Events: An Analysis of Patient Safety Reports From 84 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Background : Tracheostomy- and laryngectomy-related airway safety events can lead to life-threatening situations, permanent harm, or death.

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Challenges and Potential Solutions for Patient Safety in an Infectious-Agent-Isolation Environment: A Study of 484 COVID-19-Related Event Reports Across 94 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Previous research has shown that patients in infectious-agent isolation are at greater risk for certain types of safety-related events. We measured the frequency of relationship between categories of safety-related event types and 18 categories of associated factors.

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The Value of an Enterprise Active Data Archive Begins with Patient Safety

HIT Consultant

Patient safety is only possible with accurate and comprehensive medical records, and this includes those records available in the active archive. Imagine taking hours to look at a patient’s historical record to see what previous visits were about and what treatments were given.

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National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 13 – 19, 2022

Briggs Healthcare

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, IHI (Institute of Healthcare Improvement) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system — for patients and the workforce. At IHI, we believe patient safety needs to be addressed within a public health framework.

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Patient Safety Trends in 2021: An Analysis of 288,882 Serious Events and Incidents From the Nation’s Largest Event Reporting Database

Patient Safety

million acute care event reports, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) is the largest repository of patient safety data in the United States and one of the largest in the world. reports per 1,000 patient days.

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Cybersecurity is Patient Safety: Policy Options in the Health Care Sector

Briggs Healthcare

Although these cybersecurity vulnerabilities certainly leave health care organizations exposed to patient data theft, they often have far-reaching, and more serious, impacts beyond privacy concerns. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. “