Business Wire

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Announces First Curriculum Commitments

Share

To advance the education of healthcare professionals and reduce the number of preventable deaths, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has developed core curriculum to teach patient safety throughout the entire education process, from freshman year through residency. The continued education and development of healthcare students and professionals improves the quality of patient care and eliminates preventable medical error.

By committing to the Patient Safety Curriculum (Actionable Patient Safety Solutions #17), participants commit to:

  • Improve knowledge of the science, as well as the human side, of patient safety
  • Gain skills required to apply safe care practices to reduce medical error
  • Value the role of patients and families as members of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrate effective personal and team behaviors that support a just culture and reliable health system performance
  • Advance the goal of eliminating preventable patient deaths

“Helping healthcare students and professionals understand how to integrate patient safety into everything they do is critical to creating a culture and infrastructure that reduces preventable harm to patients,” said David Mayer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO. “Our curriculum does that and provides them with behaviors and tools they need to prevent medical errors.”

Four organizations have already made their commitments to this curriculum: Chapman University School of Pharmacy, Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) School of Medicine, San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Nursing and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Chapman University will introduce the full range of patient safety concepts to pharmacy students. Patient safety curriculum will begin during the first year of school with the goal of creating entry-level practitioners with a broad knowledge base and skills that can be used to improve patient safety. Chapman’s five-year strategic plan calls for specific activity and investment in patient safety research, education and practice.

UNAM will use this curriculum to strengthen their role in clinical care through patient safety management and to fully integrate it into the teaching process. Additionally, UNAM will continue to use simulation as a critical component of their students’ preparation for clinical practice, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

SDSU will incorporate the Patient Safety Curriculum into their Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) program as updates to curriculum content during the 2019-2021 academic years. Basic concepts will be integrated in Professional Formation courses with more advanced concepts included in teaching nursing skills, advanced care and critical care simulations.

Geisinger Commonwealth identified this curriculum as an opportunity to emphasize their patient-centered communication, patient safety and quality improvement. Geisinger’s commitment will help ensure that patient safety continues to be an emphasis of current curricular content. Simulations and clinical settings will be used to develop patient safety skills.

“We want to not only thank these forward thinking medical, pharmacy and nursing schools in hardwiring patient safety by educating their students through their entire education process, but the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s steering committee that took on the challenging task of creating the patient safety curriculum for all professional healthcare schools to implement,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder and Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “This tool is now free and available for every university to implement; we hope they all will so that in a decade patient safety is indeed hardwired throughout the entire profession.”

For more information on the Patient Safety Movement Foundation or to make your commitment, go to patientsafetymovement.org.

About Patient Safety Movement

More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward ZERO preventable deaths. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.

Contact information

David Kodama
Cook + Schmid
dkodama@cookandschmid.com
619-814-2370 x17

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Panasonic to Team up with IBM Japan in Improving Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes15.10.2019 01:46:00 CESTPress release

On October 15, 2019, IBM Japan, Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation’s subsidiary, Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Panasonic"), announced that the companies have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of customers’ semiconductor manufacturing processes and to realize high-quality manufacturing. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191014005718/en/ Aims of the collaboration (Graphic: Business Wire) As part of its circuit formation process business, Panasonic currently develops and markets edge devices and manufacturing methods that contribute to improving semiconductor manufacturing of advanced packaging. These new devices and methods include dry etching equipment, plasma dicers to produce high-quality wafers, plasma cleaners that increase metal and resin adhesion and high-accuracy bonding devices. This experti

SFL - Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Information14.10.2019 17:21:00 CESTPress release

Regulatory News: SFL (Paris:FLY): Consolidated revenue by business segment (€000’s) 2019 (9 months) 2018 (9 months) Rental income 149,070 143,790 o/w Paris Central Business District 121,877 119,038 Paris Other 25,786 22,479 Western Crescent 1,407 2,273 Other revenue 0 0 Total consolidated revenue 149,070 143,790 Consolidated rental income for the first nine months of 2019 amounted to €149.1 million, up €5.3 million or 3.7% from the €143.8 million reported for the same period of 2018. - On a like-for-like basis (excluding all changes in the portfolio affecting period-on-period comparisons), rental income was €4.8 million (3.5%) higher, attributable to new leases signed in 2018, mainly in the Cézanne Saint-Honoré, Washington Plaza, #cloud.paris and 103 Grenelle properties, and to index increases. - Rental income from spaces being redeveloped declined by €2.4 million over the period, mainly reflecting the departure in 2018 of the last tenants from the 83 Marceau building, which is current

ADVA recognized as a Leaders Board Partner in the Intel® Network Builders’ Program14.10.2019 16:00:00 CESTPress release

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that it has been selected for the Intel® Network Builders Winners’ Circle Awards. ADVA was also one of a small number of companies to be recognized as part of the program’s Leaders Board with its Ensemble Connector virtualization platform, which was recently verified as an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE. The solution enables users to deploy a carrier-grade software layer that offers powerful performance and agile service provisioning. The award recognizes Ensemble Connector’s ability to deliver the benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV), support automated deployment at scale and turn the network edge into a platform for innovation. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191014005430/en/ Prayson Pate, CTO, Edge Cloud, ADVA (Photo: Business Wire) “We’re pleased to be working with Intel in its Intel Network Builders program and are proud to be recognized in the Winners’ Circl

Ksmartech, Leading Korean Developer Partners with Verimatrix to Offer Powerful App Security Technology for Automotive, Financial Markets14.10.2019 15:40:00 CESTPress release

Verimatrix (Paris:VMX), a global provider of security and analytics solutions that protect devices, services and applications, today announced a strategic partnership with Korean-based Ksmartech Co., Ltd. A highly recognized Korean developer focused on IoT and mobile app security, Ksmartech previously included Verimatrix’s innovative Code Protection technologies into numerous app development projects. The partnership enables Ksmartech to expand its use of Verimatrix solutions and maximize security for globally recognized brands across the local automotive, banking and insurance markets. Ksmartech now also aims to begin including Verimatrix’s Whitebox technology and ProtectMyApp services across multiple offerings for the Korean market, emphasizing the importance of foundational security measures at the code level that significantly deter attacks by cybercriminals. “With our track record of success in local banking markets, we looked to expand our partnership with Verimatrix, bringing th

Analysis of Patients With Prior Gastrectomy Treated With LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) Published in JAMA Oncology14.10.2019 12:00:00 CESTPress release

Servier and its partner Taiho Oncology, Inc. (US), a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced today that detailed results from the analysis of patients with prior gastrectomy enrolled in the Phase III TA S-102 G astric S tudy (TAGS) evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) in adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least two prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, platinum, and either a taxane and/or irinotecan-containing regimen, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy, were published in the October issue of JAMA Oncology . 1 In the preplanned subgroup analysis, 221 of 507 patients with mGC or GEJ adenocarcinoma with prior gastrectomy were enrolled and randomized to receive LONSURF (n=147) or placebo (n=74) on days 1-5 and 8-12 of each 28-day treatment cycle. Results showed that treatment with LONSURF was tolerable and prolonged survival versus placebo by 6 mont

‘Energy’ Pulses Through Superstar Swimmers in International Swimming League Leg in Naples14.10.2019 10:49:00 CESTPress release

The second and final day of the International Swimming League’s first tour of Europe proved to be the most exciting of the young season thus far, as a sold out crowd at the Piscina Felipe Scandone in Naples, Italy, were treated to a pair of tight club battles that came down to the final event. The passion of the European fans was very evident to those competing, giving them a boost late in the match. “It's really cool how great this has been unfolding,” said Cali Condor’s Caeleb Dressel, who was named MVP with a match-high 57.5 points. “Again this is my first meet, but everyone loved Indy. And this is, I think, even a step up from that because it's in Europe this time. I think the fans are a little bit crazier, a little bit better, a little bit more into it.” "This is a whole other level of things. I mean, the crowd for one, but the lights, the DJ, the walkout, it makes it seem like an event. Not just something that you get to watch, but you feel like you're a part of it.” “The energy