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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...

2014-03-06 08:31:15

The 18-month collaboration showed decreased DOS cancellations when a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment were implemented HARRISBURG, Pa., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs) in northeast Pennsylvania collaborated with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and implemented protocols, like a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment, for reducing day-of-surgery (DOS) cancellations, according to an article from the March...

2014-03-03 08:24:03

Authority also offers educational materials for healthcare facilities and consumers based upon topic of missed diagnosis for National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 3-9 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing efforts to encourage each healthcare worker in Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities to make a personal commitment to patient safety, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has featured 10 individuals and groups on posters who have committed...


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