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Chief Residents in Quality and Patient Safety teach a quality, process improvement and patient safety curriculum to residents.Standardizing timeouts at the Phoenix VA
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.
The Orlando Patient Safety Huddle BoardPatient Safety Huddle Board
The Patient Safety Huddle Board is a tool used to promote transparency, teamwork and provide a patient safety overview in real time. It tracks quality indicators such as falls and others.
Clinical staff at the Columbia VA participate in simulation-based training as part of the High Reliability Hospital project.Simulation Training Impacts Care at Truman VA
In January 2015, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital (Truman VA) partnered with the VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) to participate in the Hospital of the Future project.
A nurse reviews The Daily Plan with a Veteran patient.The Daily Plan - How Things Have Changed
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.
A Cincinnati VA employee monitors Veterans in the ICU via the Virtual Telesitter Solution.Ensuring Safety From Afar
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.
David Sine, DrBE, M.A., CSP, ARM, CPHRMNCPS Risk Officer Receives National Ethics Award
David Sine, DrBE, M.A., CSP, ARM, CPHRM, is the recipient of the 2017 William A. Nelson Award for Excellence in Health Care Ethics from the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care.
A picture of NCPS' "Time-Out" App.Simulation-Based Strategies
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.
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.

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