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Clinical staff conducting a simulation exercise.Not Just Lip Service - High Reliability
The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri is at the ‘tip of the spear’ in the effort to implement high-reliability practices into the daily operations of the medical center.
Patient Safety starts long before a patient is seen bedside.Purchasing for Patient Safety
The VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) was founded on key principles of high-reliability science. Ensuring patient safety for our Veterans starts long before a patient is seen at the bedside. science.
The Sterile Processing Service at the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System.Dedicated, Motivated, Safe and Sterile
The Sterile Processing Service (SPS) at the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) is a dedicated team of professionals in the trenches of the patient safety improvement effort throughout VHA.
Topics In Patient Safety (TIPS) LogoSpring Issue of TIPS Now Available
The Spring 2017 issue of the Topics In Patient Safety (TIPS) newsletter produced by the VA National Center for Patient Safety is now available online. The issue features articles on safety culture, leadership and more.
The Patient Safety Huddle LogoIntroducing The Patient Safety Huddle Podcast
The Patient Safety Huddle Podcast is a venue to discuss patient safety concepts, initiatives, programs, projects, and topics with patient safety professionals throughout VA and the larger patient safety community.
TIPS is published quarterly (formerly bimonthly) and is the VA's official patient safety newsletter.Winter 2017 TIPS
TIPS is published quarterly (formerly bimonthly) and is the VA's official patient safety newsletter. It is meant to be a source of patient safety information for those interested in patient safety.
Clinicians conducting pre-operative procedures.Patient Safety is Job One
VA NCPS was established in 1999 to develop and nurture a culture of safety throughout VHA. Our goal is the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care.
Cherara collaborating with NCPS colleaguesStudent Passion for Patient Safety Leads to NCPS
A University of Michigan Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student applies her passion for patient safety to an internship with the VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS).
The logo for the Pittsburgh VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry; the Center for Medical Product End-user Testing (CMPET).Pittsburgh VA's Center for Medical Product Testing
NCPS manages several PSCIs which develop and implement clinical innovations that improve patient safety throughout VHA. One such PSCI is the Center for Medical Product End-user Testing (CMPET) at the Pittsburgh VA.
The Proactive Assessment for Safer Systems (PASS) LogoThe New Generation Risk Tool for VA HFMEA
VA Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) helps VAMCs comply with TJC standards, which require accredited hospitals to perform at least one risk assessment every 18 months.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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