Even with over 1.4 million events in the CHPSO database, fewer
than 50 relate to concentrated insulin, underscoring the need for
broad collaboration to understand the issues behind this
high-risk medication. In February 2017, CHPSO started working
with other PSOs and health care delivery systems to take a closer
look at the types of incidents that are occurring and see what
organizations are doing to prevent these types of incidents from
Opioid addictions is a public health epidemic and not going away anytime soon. The use of combined opioid and benzodiazepines (BZD) is affecting more lives than ever for people of all ages. Opioids are used to relieve pain while BZDs are commonly prescribed to sedate, particularly for anxiety or insomnia. Combined, these drugs are potentially deadly. Over 30 percent of individuals who overdose use this relief-sedate combo.
A number of healthcare organizations ask why they should join
CHPSO or another federally listed Patient Safety Organization
(PSO). One benefit is to obtain federal protections for certain
patient safety data. These protections facilitate broad sharing
of patient safety information both within and across
organizations, speeding learning and facilitating the elimination
of patient safety hazards. As part of this protection, you can
collaborate with other hospitals and healthcare organizations,
usually at a safe table meeting.
CHPSO is pleased to announce the expansion of our capabilities
with the hiring of Barbara Abeling, PhD, RN.
Barbara has over 25 years of experience in health care. She spent
many years providing direct patient care, primarily in
obstetrics, before transitioning to clinical informatics. Barbara
brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the electronic health
record on topics ranging from the end-user workflow perspective
to data extraction. Barbara has experience with both qualitative
and quantitative research methods.
Quality and Patient safety positions at your organization may be
listed on the
CHPSO Job Board. If you are a member of CHPSO, the California
Hospital Association or key partner of the Hospital Quality
Institute and would like to list your opportunities on this page,
please contact email@example.com.