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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.
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 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.
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.