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Lessons Learned

Watch Out for This Four-Letter Word

Sifting through safety reports at your facility in search of significant issues is daunting. CHPSO shares the challenge: we have about 870,000 reports and more arrive daily.

This challenge is also an opportunity, as we aggregate information from hundreds of providers, and can observe patterns and commonalities in risks and causes that may not be obvious at a single site.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletters

The APSF’s Mission is to improve continually the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting:

  • safety research and education;
  • patient safety programs and campaigns;
  • national and international exchange of information and ideas.
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Department of Defense Patient Safety Program eBulletin

The PSP eBulletin provides readers with a quick snapshot of PSP program updates, patient safety news, tips you can use, success stories and upcoming educational activities to ensure the entire patient safety community remains informed and engaged.

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FDA Patient Safety News

FDA Patient Safety News is a product of the US Federal Government, and as such is NOT copyrighted or restricted in any way. We encourage the further use and distribution of the video or text of the program by anyone – either in its entirety or as individual stories.

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Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Alert

The mission of the ISMP is to advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the healthcare community, including consumers, to prevent medication errors.

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Medscape Today News — Patient Safety

Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers to you a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

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NC Quality Highlights

N.C. Quality Highlights is a monthly newsletter for patient safety and quality improvement events around the state. We encourage hospitals, other healthcare settings, organizations and quality improvement partners to use this newsletter as a means to share successes, advertise events and to distribute information on patient safety and quality improvement in our healthcare system. We appreciate any feedback on the content of this newsletter and how we can best serve you.

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Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH)

Improving patient safety is one of the most urgent issues facing healthcare today. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by people who are involved directly in improving patient safety and the quality of care.

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Patients for Patient Safety Newsletter
World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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PSNet newsletter subscription link
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings (“What’s New”), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety (“The Collection”).

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Sorry Works! Newsletter

Sorry Works! makes disclosure a reality for health care organizations by helping people literally conceptualize disclosure.  For too long, healthcare professionals have been instructed to “deny and defend” post-event, so, it is difficult and scary to conceptualize disclosure.  This is where Sorry Works! makes the difference.   Sorry Works! provides high quality content on disclosure and Five-Star for both acute and long-term care health professionals and their organizations as well as associated insurance and legal professionals.

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Topics in Patient Safety (TIPS)
VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)

Our goal is simple: The reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to our patients as a result of their care.

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WHO Patient Safety Newsletter
World Health Organization

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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