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Patient Safety Authority Issues Annual Report for 2007

lue of the Authority and PA-PSRS allows our facility to keep its fingers on the pulse of patient safety. The Advisories are keeping pace with current topics, and in many areas, striving to serve as a proactive source from retrospective data analysis. The ability to review the PA-PSRS data assists our facility to implement effective changes efficiently.

Gene Mushak

Patient Safety Officer

Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital

The Patient Safety Advisories are a valuable educational tool. When received, they are shared with members of our Patient Safety Committee, management staff, medical staff and employees who provide direct care to our patients. We have made the Patient Safety Advisory website available to our employees via our Intranet.

Brenda Rusnak

Patient Safety Officer

Jefferson Regional Medical Center

I use the PSA for in-service and [distribute] Advisories to all staff for review. I recently used the Advisory on early identification of MRSA to support a capital equipment request for rapid turn-a-round culture lab equipment. This particular Advisory summed the need up concisely and was very helpful in supporting our request.

Jo Evans, RN BSN

Director Quality/Risk Management

Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Education, Outreach and Collaboration

Education and Training

FMEA Training

In May and June 2007, the Authority offered a two-day workshop on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for all PA-PSRS users and other attendees. The hands-on workshop allowed Patient Safety Officers to mitigate potential risks and develop control strategies where risk is present within their own healthcare facility.

PA-PSRS System Training

In May, a new user training session was held in conjunction with the FMEA training in Gettysburg and in December a webinar was offered for the first time with attendance at full capacity. The Authority also o

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