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Caring for the Elderly: Anti-Psychotic Medications and Patient Safety

Care teams are often challenged with overseeing fragile and elderly patients. Such challenges include a balance between the risk of patient self-harm and staff injury, and the risks associated with antipsychotic medication administration. The level of risk associated with the use of these powerful medications must not be underestimated. Thus, it is incumbent upon the entire healthcare team to assess the risks of administration at each decision point across the care continuum.

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Preventing Respiratory Arrest: Tool Kit Available

Monitoring of patients at risk for respiratory depression provides for early recognition and intervention, reducing respiratory arrests and deaths.

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HQI is Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award
Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Hospital Quality Institute’s (HQI) C. Duane Dauner Quality Award application process is now open, recognizing outstanding achievement in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement, and patient experience.

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2017 CHPSO Hospital Annual Evaluation and Analysis

Hospital members who shared 2017 safety event data with CHPSO will receive feedback on annual trends specific to their organization, due to be mailed in April.

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2018 CHPSO Safe Table Update

Date Topic
01/18/2018 Behavioral Health – Inpatient Setting
02/07/2018 Telemetry Monitoring Criteria
02/15/2018 Mass Transfusion Protocol
03/08/2018 Alarm Management
03/21/2018 Medication Reconciliation

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CHPSO Job Board

Quality, patient safety, and risk management positions at your organization may be listed on the CHPSO Job Board. The job board is a great way to list your organizations’ opportunities to the 3,000+ subscribers of the CHPSO newsletter. Members of CHPSO, the California Hospital Association or key partners of the Hospital Quality Institute may list as many opportunities on this page. The listings are available at http://www.chpso.org/career-opportunities.

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