10 New Patient Safety Projects and Initiatives

Here are 10 recent reports on newsworthy projects and initiatives focused on improving patient safety and quality of care.


1. Checklist Leads to 86% Reduction in Bloodstream Infections in Two Community Hospitals' ICUs


2. NPSF Awards Grants to Study Rapid Response Team Events, Patient Handoffs


3. Joint Commission Releases Third Animated Patient Safety Video, Focuses on Medication Management


4. Nursing Organization Receives $386,000 to Promote Quality, Patient Safety


5. University of Michigan Health System Publishes Patient Safety Data on Website


6. MHAUS Publishes Surgery Checklists for Patient Safety


7. Children's Hospital in Denver to Implement Bar Coding for Medication Safety


8. Mount Sinai Hospital Protocols Focus on Surgical Site Infection Prevention for Total Joint Replacements


9. National Quality Forum Creates Web Page Devoted to Patient Safety


10. UC Regent, Husband Lead the Way to Establishing Prevention Guidelines for Surgical Infections

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