New Reporting Required
Mandatory reporting of Preventable Adverse Events occurring at Texas health care facilities, including hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, will begin January 1, 2015. Training for PAE Reporting via TxHSN will be provided during September – November.by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Forr more information, please visit the DSHS website.
For a list of all upcoming educational events, click here.
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.
What's the PSO about? Watch the video:
Have a question or need assistance? Contact us today 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.
THA Foundation 2013 Annual Report Available
Download the THA Foundation Annual Report to learn more about the success of its 2013 programs.
We Are All Infection Preventionists
Educating hospital staff on infection prevention is not enough. Hospitals must educate patients, family members and visitors on the importance of their role in prevention. Team members from Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Washington tell the story of how they implemented a project with front-line staff to engage patients and families in hand hygiene to reduce the risk of infection. Captured in this brief video are several of the tools and strategies used to emphasize this message.
Are Your Materials Patient-Friendly?
More than 500 peer-reviewed articles in public health and medical journals reveal that while the average American reads at or below the eighth grade level, health information is written at or above the tenth grade level. The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety is partnering with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas to provide FREE Health Literacy Skills Train-the-Trainer Workshops to health care professionals across the state. Learn more information here.
Texas Hospitals: Leading the Way in Quality and Patient Safety
Because of Texas hospitals’ investment in and commitment to quality and patient safety initiatives, patients have access to safer, more effective care that produces better health outcomes. Through a number of national and state partnerships, Texas hospitals are learning best practices, learning from each other, and learning from patients and families how to more safely and more effectively deliver the best care. These accomplishments translate to complications avoided and lives saved. Texas hospitals have much to be proud of and will keep building on these accomplishments to provide the safest, highest quality care possible. Read more here.