Opioid Prescribing Reports — coming soon!

Many of you are aware that the opioid epidemic has continued to increase in recent years, with devastating impacts on communities across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the United States. We at WSHA are committed to increasing opioid stewardship... Read More >>

Sign Your Hospital up for Patient Safety Alert (PSA) Huddles

Situation Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. By sharing our safety events, other hospitals don’t have to experience an event to learn about risk in our systems and can instead proactively take steps to mitigate potential problems. Background WSHA is uniquely positioned to provide a confidential forum to... Read More >>

Validated Gap Analysis tool for CAUTI

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a wealth of materials to prevent HAIs, including Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). AHRQ’s CAUTI Event Report Template is a valuable tool to help you and your team identify how an event took place. Once identified, you can then find out how to interpret the... Read More >>

Antibiotic Resistance: A Growing Global Crisis

Antibiotic stewardship continues to be an essential component of safety and quality patient care in our hospital settings. Annually, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant diseases, and that number is expected to increase to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 if nothing is done. Because of this growing emergency, the United Nations created... Read More >>

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