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

2020 22 Apr

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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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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2020 30 Mar

Dr Javier Dávila is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Throughout the 2000s he advised to Mexico’s Secretaries of Health and was Head of Medical Education, Research and Health Public Policies in Mexico. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Medical Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Presently, Dr Dávila is working to... Read more

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2020 19 Mar

On 10 March, Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit organisation dedicated to achieve zero preventable deaths, announced the appointment of its new chairman of the board of directors – Dr Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA. A renowned medical professional, Dr Ramsay shares his vision of the organisation’s future strategy... Read more

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Save Lives by Focusing on Patient Safety

2020 29 Jan

Summary: Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and it’s time to take action and change from a culture of deny and defend to a just culture of safety. It’s the only way we can begin to save lives. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released its groundbreaking report, ‘To Err is Human,’ which shook the healthcare... Read more

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2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

2020 15 Jan

UPDATE: The event is postponed until further notice. Patient Safety Movement Foundation invites hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, government officials, patients, families and advocates to explore solutions for eliminating hospital error around the world.   Today as many as 4.8 million lives worldwide... Read more

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Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

2019 26 Aug

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of... 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