Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Advances in technology can enhance the health care industry, providing various improvements and benefits. However, such developments can also create new opportunities for injury.

ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, released a report entitled "The... Read More

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS) is proud to present its 2012 Annual Report. Click here to view.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What Patients and Community-based Organizations Can Do to Help Reduce Early Elective Deliveries. Read more here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) first released this white paper in 2010. This paper focuses particularly on those events with an impact of permanent psychological and/or physical harm (or death) on one patient or many, often referred to as sentinel events.... Read More

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Questions are the Answer", a new initiative from the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Reaserch and Quality (AHRQ) and the Ad Council, encourage clinicians and patients to engage in effective two-way communucation to ensure safer and better health outcomes. ... Read More

Friday, October 28, 2011

In order to keep effective drugs and devices available on the market for use by you and your patients, the FDA relies on the voluntary reporting of these events. FDA uses these data to maintain our safety surveillance of all FDA-regulated products.... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Storytelling is a hallmark at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices—a practice we embed in practically every aspect of our work. While we use and promote a vast array of sophisticated. Read more here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The following case illustrates a common tubing connection error.  Numerous reports have documented unintentional failures to connect the correct tubing between intravenous, epidural, intrathecal, intracranial, gas, and other tubing systems used for patient therapy.... Read More

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A new Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert urges greater attention to the risk of suicide for non-psychiatric patients in emergency departments and medical/surgical inpatient units and recommends... Read More

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Medical checklists are proving to be popular items in hospitals to help promote patient safety and stop medical errors. But at many hospitals, the active ingredient to transform a simple checklist into an effective tool is often missing: an energized work culture that empowers everyone who takes care of... Read More