Navigation Links
Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'
Date:7/25/2008

The Authority offers patients consumers tips and encourages them to

'Speak Up'(TM) for improved patient safety

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority today supports "National Patient Safety Day" which is a national effort to encourage patients and their families to participate fully in their healthcare by asking questions and learning everything they can about their surgery or illness.

"We understand the important role the patient has in preventing medical errors by participating in their own healthcare," Mike Doering, executive director of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority said. "We've received reports of harm being prevented because a patient or family member spoke up and asked a question or provided additional information."

The Authority encourages patients to participate in their own healthcare by following guidance in "Consumer Tip" sheets. The tip sheets provide information on how patients can help reduce the risk of medical mistakes occurring to them while they are being treated in the healthcare arena. The consumer tips are based upon real life medical errors that have either occurred or were prevented in Pennsylvania healthcare facilities and published in Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisories.

Topics of the consumer tips include how to prevent: infections, wrong-site surgery, falls and medication errors. The tips also give patients information on the importance of knowing their medical history, knowing what to expect when taking antibiotics and the real risks associated with pregnancy and x-rays.

Patients and their loved ones are also encouraged to participate in their healthcare by "speaking up" or asking questions and providing any additional information that may be helpful in treating them. The Authority re-published "Speak Up"(TM): Help Prevent Errors in Your Care," brochure originally published by The Joint Commission that gives consumers us
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cardinal Health Expands Leader(R) Offering To Help Independent Pharmacies Strengthen Patient Relationships, Solidify Role As Local Health Care Experts
2. U-M Health System Honored by American Hospital Association for High Quality Care and Patient Safety
3. MediVoice(R) Partners With VisionTree(R) to Integrate Its Voice-Activated e-Prescribing Solution Into VisionTrees VTOC(TM) Web-Based Patient Management System
4. Making patients move requires the right exercise advice
5. The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces 2008/2009 Annual Risk Management Conference, Dates
6. Checking more lymph nodes linked to cancer patient survival
7. Grant will help patients with schizophrenia who smoke
8. Promising results in deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-resistant depression
9. Precancerous Esophagus Disease Eliminated in 98.4% of Patients Treated With HALO Ablation System
10. Qtrac Software and Patient Placement Systems Announce Partnership and Healthcare Data Interface
11. Medicare Fraud: How Many Dead Doctors Does it Take to Prescribe $90 Million in Medical Equipment for Medicare Patients?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... Takeda Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to ... of Actos lawsuits ( http://www.theactoslawsuitcenter.com/ ) that allege ... a patient will develop bladder cancer. According to ... those eligible for the Actos settlement accept its terms, ... currently pending in courts around the country, including thousands ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... “ LiveSchool ” was featured on ... a look at the latest and coolest applications on ... the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the ... allows teachers to reward students with good behavior. , ... in the classroom. And the good people at ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Baptist Medical Center ... Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality ... Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and ... most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based ... To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Ticket Down ... 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) . While the World ... and is held every four years, the International Champions Cup ... the tournament saw the all-time attendance record for soccer in ... from the Big House at the University of Michigan. This ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source ... Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Fans of Paul ... “Out There” tour which originally kicked off in 2013. The ... America and the legendary performer recently announced that he would ... Arena on June 21st, in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 2Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 3Health News:An Application for Teachers to Reward Students with Good Behavior Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 3Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 4Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 2Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 3Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 4Health News:Paul McCartney Tickets at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC: Ticket Down Slashes Paul McCartney Ticket Prices in Columbia, South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena 2
... turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows ... insight into how a carcinogen in tobacco known as NNK ... at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan report that NNK ... the nucleus of cells. In turn, DNMT1 turns off genes ...
... Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say ... of excess weight are well-known, such as heart disease, high ... obese patient is also a challenge for an anesthesiologist to ... our patients are obese," said Dr. Kumar Belani, a professor ...
... similar to MS in humans, findings show , TUESDAY, ... gene called ZFP191 causes central nervous system myelination problems ... humans with multiple sclerosis, new research has found. , ... and destroys the myelin sheath that insulates and protects ...
... ... nation’s leader in the fight against the disease ALS (amyotrophic laterals sclerosis) announced today ... , ... Calif. (Vocus) January 19, 2010 -- The ALS Association , the nation’s ...
... 11 A.M. , Justin Herman Plaza , ... , www.walkforlifewc.c o m , Speakers and organizers are ... A woman who walked away from her job as a clinic director ... intent on exposing abuses in the abortion industry will speak at the 6th Annual ...
... PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti , Jan. 19 One ... the challenges of delivering aid in the aftermath of the ... , Although aid is beginning to get through, the impact ... logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge 2Health News:Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge 3Health News:Gordon S. LaVigne Appointed ALS Association Chief Development and Communications Officer , 2Health News:Gordon S. LaVigne Appointed ALS Association Chief Development and Communications Officer , 3Health News:6th Annual Walk for Life West Coast Saturday, January 23, 2010 2Health News:Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ... UBS Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 18, 2015, in New ... Chief Financial Officer will be making a presentation on PAREXEL ... A live webcast of the presentation will be available through ... in the Upcoming Events portion of the main page, and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Pa. , May 4, 2015  Makindus, Inc. ... today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted ... the treatment of Stargardt,s Disease. "We are ... MI-100 to treat Stargardt,s disease in place for ... development program in the United States ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... BUFFALO, N.Y. , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Stephanie Englert , PharmD, has completed preliminary analysis ... Disorder and Schizophrenia. Resources from Clinical Support Services, ... Medication Reviews (CMR) with patients currently taking psychiatric ... events. The research found that 93% of patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PAREXEL International to Present at UBS Healthcare Conference 2European Medicines Agency (EMA) Grants Orphan Designation for Makindus' MI-100 for Stargardt's Disease 2Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 2Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 3
300XL System, English (U.K. cord), 100-240 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
The MC-3 allows for simultaneous use of two lamps, with an additional built-in spare....
Medicine Products: