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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases March Advisory
Date:3/31/2009

ority offers consumers patient safety tips for detecting OSA and tips on how they can communicate better with their healthcare provider prior to surgery.

Facilities can obtain risk reduction strategies through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory that include preoperative screening tools.

"The Authority has gathered guidance for facilities that is believed to work," Doering said. "One preoperative screening tool was obtained because our Patient Safety Liaison in the Northeast discovered it on a visit with the facility's Patient Safety Officer. The PSL program has provided us with feedback that enables us to help other facilities by sharing the information."

The Patient Safety Liaison program, begun as a pilot program late last year, is led by the Director of Educational Programs and serves facilities by sharing educational resources developed by the Authority and obtaining feedback that allows the Authority to provide support to facilities for future patient safety initiatives.

For more information about the PSL program or the data received from ambulatory surgical facilities go to the 2009 March Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory at www.patientsafetyauthority.org.

The Authority's quarterly March Advisory contains other articles developed from data submitted about real events that have occurred in Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities. The articles also provide advice and prevention strategies for facilities to implement within their own institutions.

Highlights include:

  • Incorrect Patient Weights Lead to Medication Errors: Nearly 480 reports submitted to the Authority specifically note that medication errors occurred from breakdowns during the process of obtaining, documenting and/or communicating patient weights. Analysis shows that 67 % of the even
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