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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 >>

IHI Virtual Training on Preventing Falls and Fall-related Injuries

Falls with serious injury are consistently listed among the Top 10 Sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission Sentinel Event database. This month, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is hosting a five-session virtual training on “New Strategies for Preventing Falls” to tackle this common source of patient harm. Register for the IHI Virtual Expedition... Read More >>

Opioid Prescribing Reports—coming soon!

Many of you are aware that the opiate epidemic has continued to increase in recent years, with devastating impacts on communities across the nation.... Read More >>

WSHA recruiting hospitals to participate in a new glycemic control program from May-August 2019

WSHA is very excited to partner with local and national experts in glycemic control for a new glycemic control program! WSHA is recruiting six highly motivated hospital teams (action teams) to participate in glycemic control implementation coaching with these experts by May 20.... Read More >>

Join us for the CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit next week

Don’t forget to join us next week for the 2019 CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport.... Read More >>

Patient safety visionary Dr. Byan Sexton to give keynote at Northwest Patient Safety Conference

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition will hold its Northwest Patient Safety Conference May 7 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport. The conference will begin with a breakfast keynote from Dr. Bryan Sexton from Duke University.... Read More >>

Washington Recovery Help Line launches new MAT locator

The Washington Recovery Help Line has launched a webpage to help people access evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. The page offers treatment options searchable by location, type of care, insurance and special populations. Saturday, April 27, 2019, is also National Prescription DrugTake Back Day.... Read More >>

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest sparks conversations about end-of-life care

At Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (PNW), spreading awareness of the importance of advance care planning is essential. ... Read More >>

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