The Center is now a listed Patient Safety Organization with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. To learn how your hospital can participate, click here.
Share Your Stories of Success
Does your organization have a quality or patient safety process success story to share? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase and share your organization’s hard work and best practices with other hospitals?
Use our Best Practices submission form to send us the details of what you've learned through best practices in quality improvement.
2012 Annual Progress Report to Congress
The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care sets a course for improving the quality of health and health care for all Americans. This annual report was recently submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To read the annual report click here.
Contact the Center's staff if you are interested in leading change in your hospital. TCQPS' program are designed to help hospitals reduce errors and improve the culture of safety.
"Patient and Family-Centered Care: The Role of Leaders in Partnering with Patients and Families to Reduce Harm and Improve Care Experiences"
May 29 at 10am CT, Free-Registration Required Click here to learn more.
ASHP Report: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery
Developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), these guidelines provide an update to the previously published ASHP Therapeutic Guidelines on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery, as well as guidelines from IDSA and SIS. The guidelines are intended to provide practitioners with a standardized approach to the rational, safe, and effective use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical-site infections (SSIs) based on currently available clinical evidence and emerging issues. Download the report here.
New Directions for Ventilator-Associated Events
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been working to improve surveillance for ventilator-associated events, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), in adult patients. Click here to read more about the new VAE surveillance definition. Access the new VAE calculator tool here.
NHSN Training Materials Available
The National Healthcare Safety Network has recently made updates to the Patient Safety Component Training Course materials for the three day course “Protocols, Analysis, and Reporting: Getting the Most from NHSN" offered on October 2-4, 2012. The updated material is now available here.
We would like to acknowledge and give a big thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors that helped to make our conference a success!
Partnership for Patients
Learn more about how you can work to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care in your hospital. Already enrolled in the Partnership for Patients initiative? Click here for all the latest.
*For a list of all upcoming educational events, click here.