Explore practical, ready-to-implement strategies based on real-world examples for the 2024 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals. This concise guide bridges theory and practice, simplifying the implementation of these crucial safety standards in hospitals.

Transform your patient care through safety event reporting insights. Here’s how Patient Safety Event Reporting can help.

ADNPSO’s analysis of 116 clinics revealed only 3 events reported PER YEAR per clinic across a 3-year period, underscoring the urgent need for a focus on improving the culture of safety in the outpatient setting.

One of the most vetted measurement tools to quantify your patient safety culture and to identify problem areas is the Survey on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In this article, you will learn 6 best practices for your next SOPS to both fulfill accreditor and watchdog expectations and, more importantly, to make the process pay off in the form of an improved safety culture for your organization.

Fall prevention in healthcare involves managing patients’ underlying risk factors and optimizing their environment to reduce the likelihood of an unplanned descent to the floor. Resources such as Fall Prevention Toolkits have been shown effective in reducing this type of patient safety event.

Voluntary Patient Safety Event Reporting is a method of collecting details and information about an incident, near miss or unsafe condition in hospitals and other care settings through an electronic or paper-based form submitted by frontline staff. To achieve the highest levels of reliability, organizations must defy human nature by eagerly embracing the evidence of failure. This article will suggest six strategies, and even more specific techniques, for creating a culture that encourages — and even incentivizes — team members at all levels to report incidents, near misses and unsafe conditions.

Event reporting is essential to identifying, understanding, and addressing underlying factors and circumstances that contribute to medical errors. The insight unearthed from reported incidents, near misses and unsafe conditions shed light on fractured systems and processes that might otherwise lay hidden. To help facilities in their pursuit of zero harm, ADN developed an extensive toolkit to help your facility increase event reporting to help you gain maximum visibility into opportunities to improve care outcomes.