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May 4--Dr. Tejal Gandhi discussed the newest study of medical errors on local Boston PBS news program. View the show at https://news.wgbh.org/2016/05/04/local-news/third-biggest-killer-nation-medical-errors
This article from the Washington Post illustrates the fact that poor transitional care is a big patient safety problem, especially ffor older people with complex needs. Read the story online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/29/from-hospital-to-home-a-dangerous-transition-for-many-patients/
Seeking Doctor Information Online: A Survey and Ranking of State Medical and Osteopathic Board Websites in 2015, guide published by the Informed Patient Institute in collaboration with Consumer Reports, http://www.informedpatientinstitute.org/Seeking%20Doctor%20Information%20Online.pdf
From Consumer Reports, tips for patients and families. Read more, http://www.consumerreports.org/doctors-hospitals/five-dangerous-hospital-mistakes/
From Consumer Reports, http://www.consumerreports.org/doctors-hospitals/five-dangerous-hospital-mistakes/
Guest column in the Virginian-Pilot says we need to get patients involved long before they need health care. Read more
Read this commentary by Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC and Dr. Tejal Gandhi of NPSF. http://www.futureofhealthcarenews.com/patient-safety/how-big-of-a-public-health-issue-is-patient-safety
This post from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) discusses the recent Institute of Medicine report and discusses ways to improve diagnosis. Read more http://blog.ncpad.org/2016/03/17/national-patient-safety-week-and-misdiagnosis/
This news item from Valley View Medical Center in Arizona points out how important it is for patients to be involved in their care and to feel empowered to speak up, http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/valley-view-observes-patient-safety-awareness-week/article_c23614e4-ee65-11e5-90f2-fb40bb354b3b.html
Op-Ed by Lisa Freeman in the Connecticut Mirror: Read it online at http://ctviewpoints.org/2016/03/15/lets-involve-connecticut-patients-in-reducing-medical-errors/
To make an impact on patient safety we need to begin addressing it as a public health issue, just as we have with chronic disease and with other injuries. Read this commentary by NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi on the Safe Healthcare Blog published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/2016/03/15/patient-safety-is-public-health/
Dr Carol Gunn shares a moving Tedx about losing her sister to delays in diagnosis in cardiac chest pain. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu-HcylvuU8
In this commentary, Kathy Day, a retired nurse and a patient safety advocate, urges greater public awareness of patient safety. Read more, https://bangordailynews.com/2016/03/16/opinion/contributors/we-dont-have-to-accept-that-heath-care-can-be-a-crapshoot/
Health South Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Glendale, AZ, published tips for the public to keep in mind to become more engaged in their care. See the news item at http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_c2b56b8a-ea10-11e5-a337-dbd84d305ff1.html
On this Patient Safety Awareness Week, the New York One & Only Campaign urges healthcare providers to make a stand for safe injections in healthcare by taking the "Provider Pledge". Once you download the pledge, take a picture of yourself (or have someone else take it) and either share via social media or send to the NY Campaign project coordinator (see details on the left hand side of the page via this link). Let's establish a community of safe practice! http://www.oneandonlycampaign.org/partner/new-york
Dr. Tejal Gandhi, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, writes on the intersection between patient experience and patient engagement, and the importance of both to patient safety efforts. Read her column at http://bit.ly/brltkg
Dawn Evans, MSN, RN, patient safety officer at Barton Memorial Hospital (NV), offers tips for patients during Patient Safety Awareness Week. Ms. Evans is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety at NPSF. Read more, http://southtahoenow.com/story/03/10/2016/opinion-be-voice-patient-safety
As National Patient Safety Awareness Week-United for Patient Safety-kicks off next week (March 13-19, 2016),children's hospitals around the country are affirming the critical role patient families play in making hospital stays as safe as possible for their children. Read more, http://www.wvva.com/story/31445540/childrens-hospitals-offer-safety-tips-for-patient-families-during-national-patient-safety-awareness-week
Twenty-one Pennsylvania healthcare workers from 12 facilities are being recognized by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority for their efforts to improve patient safety within their healthcare facilities. The healthcare facilities received posters depicting the healthcare workers and their efforts for display during National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19. Read the news release, http://patientsafetyauthority.org/NewsAndInformation/PressReleases/Documents/pr_March_10_2016.pdf