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The Phoenix VA Health Care System has a dedicated inpatient and outpatient Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety. The chief residents lead a curriculum teaching concepts in quality improvement and patient safety.
There have been many changes to The Daily Plan® since it was
initially developed yet, it continues to enhance patient safety by engaging the patient and their family in the health care and decision-making process.
Cincinnati VA has recently integrated a Virtual Telesitter into their acute and critical care areas. This allows remote monitoring of up to 12 Veterans at a time and the ability to intervene instantly to prevent harm.
An NCPS simulation app to teach pre-procedure timeouts is available for use on the iPhone and iPad through Apple’s app store. This free application can be found by searching for “VA Time Out” in Apple’s app store.
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.
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.