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2014-06-05 08:26:07

Thirty-seven events were reported as Serious Events (events that cause harm) and four of the harmful events resulted in patient death HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare worker fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in over 1,600 events reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with 37 reported as harmful events including four patient deaths, according to an article from the June...

2014-04-30 08:29:57

The report shows decreases in Serious Event reports, wrong-site surgeries, falls and healthcare-associated infections HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2013 Annual Report showing decreases in Serious Event reports in hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities (ASFs) over the last five years, wrong-site surgeries (WSS), falls and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). "This June will mark 10 years...

2013-11-05 23:28:10

In the past…fun “Safety Jackpot” gamecards have lowered accidents over 60% giving employees prizes and chances at jackpots up to a Million Dollars. Cards and program are now delivered electronically, allowing workers a platform to report near misses and safety suggestions. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Sometimes you have to get creative to grab the attention of high-risk workers to keep them safe. Thousands of companies have found a fun scratch-off gamecard to just do...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

The Authority highlights the success of its Patient Safety Liaison Program and blood specimen mislabeling collaborative as well as the reduction of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2010 Annual Report highlighting its Patient Safety Liaison (PSL) program and educational activities as well as reductions in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in...

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2010-11-04 12:03:29

From planes to trains, when you find something that works stick with it. That is why the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is serving as a model to create a similar safety reporting system for the Federal Railroad Association (FRA). The ASRS collects, analyzes and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. This system helped create the FRA's new...

2010-04-28 10:20:00

The Authority begins collecting the most comprehensive healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data from nursing homes in the nation and provides long-term care facilities with analytical tools to help reduce HAIs HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2009 Annual Report containing healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data from nursing homes and hospitals. Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation to collect such...

2009-08-12 09:54:00

Milestone shows how much work must be done to keep patients safe but also shows how much the culture has changed when reporting medical events HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has collected over one million reports from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities since June 2004. Ninety-six percent of the events are near misses or events that did not cause harm to the patient. "The Authority is highlighting the number of reports we...


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