Founded in 2012, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit organization with a bold goal of ZERO preventable patient deaths in healthcare across the globe. Learn more about our history.

 

VISION AND MISSION

Our ultimate goal is to get to ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2030! 

  1. Prioritizing safety with patients at the center
  2. Promoting dignity, compassion and respect in healthcare
  3. Aligning everyone who influence or is touched by healthcare
  4. Promoting transparency
  5. Realigning incentives to achieve safer care
  6. Informing caregiving, patients and families about patient safety
  7. Identifying the preventable causes of harm and death, and then create and freely share actionable solutions (Actionable Patient Safety Solutions) to mitigate them.
  8. Driving the implementation of Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)
  9. Asking healthcare technology companies to share data to create a Patient Data Super Highway

 

CLINICAL

  • APSS Products and Services

 

People are still dying in hospitals, every day, in ways that could have been prevented. ZERO preventable deaths from medical error are possible. Rather than targeting population- or disease-specific performance improvement initiatives, true progress demands building a solid foundation of safe and highly reliable care, which has to include:

 

  1. A Person-Centered Culture of Safety
  2. A Holistic, Continuous Improvement Framework
  3. An Effective Model for Sustainment

 

We believe that, without a commitment to these three critical components, ZERO cannot be achieved. Here at the PSMF, we want to help healthcare organizations make this happen by expanding our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) to include APSS Blueprints, APSS Education, and APSS Coaching, which complement one another to deliver multifaceted education and performance improvement tools to meet the needs of the user. Together, these tools are designed to help healthcare organizations meaningfully integrate best practices for improvement into their processes in a sustainable manner.

 

 

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is not just about information, it is about action! The PSMF has developed 50+ leading patient safety challenges that healthcare organizations commonly face around the world.  

 

Our APSS are grouped in a head-to-toe manner, just as it would be experienced in the patient care environment. The APSS are developed by global leaders in patient safety, patient advocacy, and clinical practice. Click here to view our APSS Blueprints.

 

 

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation has created an educational library filled with webinars, videos, blogs, journal articles, and many other resources developed based on routine global learning needs assessments and designed to reinforce concepts from our APSS Blueprints. Click here to view the full educational library.

 

 

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation wants to create more highly reliable systems! APSS coaching is available for FREE to healthcare organizations who make a commitment to ZERO preventable death and harm and to others for a nominal fee. We provide virtual coaching and consulting on specific desired performance improvement projects. In addition to coaching based on your organization’s immediate need, we will work to develop your team members’ capacity to embody a performance improvement mindset so that you can sustain and grow improvement as a team even after we leave

 

  • Films 

Each year the Patient Safety Movement Foundation travels around the world collecting patient stories, provider stories on both good catches and tragedies to learn from.

 

Patient Stories

Provider Success Stories

 

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RESOURCES

 

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation continues to grow our resources and are open to accepting any additional information or patient safety update materials that could be helpful to the community. Below are a list of patient safety reference items and documents we hope you will be helpful.

 

 

Resources for Patients & Families

Resources for Partners

Resources for Policy Makers

 

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

 

PatientAider is the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 1stmobile application. Available on Android Google Play and the Apple App Store, PatientAider can be a valuable source of medical information for you or your loved one’s hospital stay.

Whether you’re at home getting ready for a planned procedure or getting ready to bring a loved one home, PatientAider is designed to tailor your experience. Download PatientAider today and dig into our over twenty topics!

 

*PatientAider was kindly donated to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation by Mari and Charlie Miceli.

 

To Download App: https://patientsafetymovement.org/patientaider/

Web view: Patientaider.org

 

Patient Safety Solutions is the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s APSS App! This application makes it easy to view our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions directly from your smartphone. Download today to read our APSS on the go!

 

https://patientsafetymovement.org/patient-safety-solutions-app/

 

 

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Dr. Mike Durkin Assumes Role As Vice Chairman of PSMF Board of Directors

2021 12 Jan

Durkin Will Serve Alongside Chairman Dr. Michael A.E. Ramsay to Help Organization Achieve Goal of Zero Preventable Deaths from Medical Errors by 2030 The  Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) , a global non-profit on a mission to achieve zero preventable patient deaths by 2030, has appointed Mike Durkin, OBE, MBBS, FRCA, FRCP, DSc to serve... Read more

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PSMF Launches New Commitment Model for Zero Preventable Patient Deaths by 2030

2020 23 Nov

New model makes it easier for hospitals and healthcare organizations to participate and provides free coaching to create a foundation for safe and reliable care Every year, more than 4.8 million patients lose their lives to preventable medical errors worldwide. The  Patient Safety Movement Foundation  (PSMF), a global non-profit, is committed... Read more

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Holds Demonstration In Washington, D.C. To Unite For Safe Care

2020 17 Sep

Patient And Health Worker Safety Advocates Will Walk From Freedom Plaza To The U.S. Capitol To Kick Off World Patient Safety Day Activities Today, the nonpartisan nonprofit  Patient Safety Movement Foundation  will lead a demonstration in the nation’s capital to raise awareness for the patient safety crisis that claims more than 200,000 lives annually... Read more

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Pandemic Spotlights The Urgent Need For A National Patient Safety Board

2020 08 Sep

September 17th is WHO’s World Patient Safety Day. There’s no better moment in history to call for new legislation that finally ensures health worker and patient safety. Today, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation released a  detailed white paper  and its leadership issued the following statement urging the creation of a National Patient Safety... Read more

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PSMF, ASA, Leapfrog Group & ISQua Join Forces #UniteForSafeCare World Patient Safety Day Campaign

2020 03 Aug

Leading Global Organizations Focus on Holistic Hospital Safety During Unprecedented Pandemic Today, four leading global organizations dedicated to fighting preventable deaths due to medical errors announced their partnership to co-convene the  #uniteforsafecare  program on World Patient Safety Day (September 17, 2020). In June, the Patient Safety... Read more

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Awarded $5 Million

2020 14 Apr

Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare Pledges Five Years of Support The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global organization dedicated to achieving zero preventable hospital deaths worldwide, is pleased to announce the acceptance of a five-year, $5 million grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics,... Read more

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PSMF Appoints New Chairman; Announces Drive Toward ZERO Preventable Patient Deaths by 2030

2020 10 Mar

With Upwards of 366,353 Lives Saved to Date, Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA Takes the Helm of Global Non-Profit Aimed at Eliminating Preventable Hospital Deaths Patient Safety Movement Foundation  (PSMF) – a global non-profit dedicated to unifying those involved in the healthcare ecosystem, identifying challenges that are causing patient deaths,... Read more

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Mindray signs PSM’s Open Data Pledge & becomes 90th company to join to improve patient safety

2019 07 Jun

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today that the global medical device developer and manufacturer Mindray has become the 90th company to sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to improving patient safety through data sharing. “We are excited to have Mindray join the Patient Safety Movement,” said... Read more

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Hospitals in Taiwan make a commitment to eliminate preventable patient harm & death in hospitals

2019 29 Apr

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and the Taiwan Patient Safety Culture Club (TPSCC) announced today that 4 hospitals and 1 healthcare organization made a public commitment to helping eliminate preventable patient harm and death in hospitals by implementing the PSMF’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The commitments were made... Read more

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Achieving zero avoidable patient deaths by 2020

2019 22 Feb

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual congress   The 2019 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in January presented best practices for preventing avoidable patient deaths and a guide to how hospitals can achieve this by 2020.   I have just returned from the 7th Annual World Patient Safety,... Read more

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Patient Safety Movement Announces 273,077 Lives Saved

2019 18 Jan

New Actionable Patient Safety Solution #17: Patient Safety Curriculum for Schools The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today at the 7th Annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that 90,146 lives were saved in 2018, thanks to the efforts of more than 4,710 hospitals committing to patient safety, and 89 healthcare... Read more

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Launches ifyouvebeenharmed Website

2019 07 Jan

Now there’s a website for patients and families that have experienced harm from medical errors: ifyouvebeenharmed.org. Launched by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), the site provides resources and tips to support patients and families in helping them navigate the often-challenging healthcare system and its processes. “When preventable... Read more

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Baxter Signs Open Data Pledge To Improve Patient Safety

2019 02 Jan

The  Patient Safety Movement Foundation  (PSMF) announced today that Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global medical products company, has signed the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge as the 89th company to demonstrate the importance of data sharing to improving patient safety. Companies that have signed the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge are committed... Read more

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Dr. Arthur Kanowitz Appointed Chairman of Patient Safety Movement Foundation

2018 25 Jul

Arthur Kanowitz, MD appointed Chairman of the Airway Safety Taskforce for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF). PSMF is a global non-profit working with leading medical experts around the world to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals. In this role, Dr. Kanowitz will lead the Airway Safety Taskforce’s efforts to increase awareness... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Spotlight on: Hospital Español de México: The importance of a culture of safety

2019 30 Apr

Mexico City’s historic Hospital Español is the first International hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s prestigious five-star ranking. Their entry into the PSMF’s five-star Hospital Program was officially announced at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in January 2019. Founded in 1842, Hospital... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Spotlight on Sepsis

2018 30 Dec

In 2015, UPMC a global multi-hospital system that has over 40 hospitals and 85,000 employees, began a new sepsis initiative to increase the speed of identification and treatment of sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is a major cause of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. It’s estimated one in three patients who die in hospitals... Read more

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Spotlight on: Emory Healthcare’s Work to Reduce HAIs

2018 03 Dec

For Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, providing high quality, safe, patient and family centered care is at the core of their mission.  Like other top-ranked hospitals in the country, which treat the sickest patients, Emory is Georgia’s “medical safety net” – the place where other hospitals send their patients with the most serious and complex health... Read more

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Achieving zero avoidable patient deaths by 2020

2019 22 Feb

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual congress   The 2019 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in January presented best practices for preventing avoidable patient deaths and a guide to how hospitals can achieve this by 2020.   I have just returned from the 7th Annual World Patient Safety,... Read more

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