National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) were established in 2002 to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regards to patient safety. The 2015 Critical Access Hospital Patient Safety Goals lists the key goals for 2015.
The PSNet (Patient Safety Network), an AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Program, provides extensive patient safety information for clinicians. Included among the many offerings are the Patient Safety Primers which address numerous topics including handoffs, teamwork, communication, etc. These Primers guide you through key patient safety concepts; each primer defines and topic, offers background information on epidemiology and context, and highlights relevant content.
Adverse drug events are likely the most common source of preventable harm in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients, and can occur at any stage of the medication use pathway. The NCC MERP Medication Error Index Algorithm and Diagram classify errors according to the severity of the outcome in an effort to help clinicians and institutions track medication errors in a consistent, systematic manner, learn from these errors and devise prevention strategies.
|MERP Error Classification Algorithm|
|MERP Error Classification Diagram|
System Analysis of Clinical Incidents PowerPoint provides a high level roadmap to conduct a systematic review of a clinical safety event.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
M&M Conference Dates for FY16
- Friday, September 4th, 2015
- Friday, September 25th, 2015
- Friday, November 20th, 2015
- Friday, January 29th, 2016
- Friday, February 26th, 2016
- Friday, March 25th, 2016
- Friday, April 29th, 2016
- Friday, May 27th, 2016