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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.
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.
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.