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PSMF Endorses Berlin Declaration on Sepsis

On the occasion of World Sepsis Day and Central 2023 WSD Event ‘The Enactment of the WHO Sepsis Resolution on the National and International…

Five Ways to Empower Patients and Improve Patient Engagement

In honor of World Health Organization World Patient Safety Day 2023, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation hosted a webinar dedicated…

PCAST Report to U.S. President Outlines “A Transformational Effort on Patient Safety”

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has just released its findings and recommendations on patient safety…

Four Proven Strategies for a Safer Healthcare System with Zero Harm

At June’s World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, our CEO Dr. Michael Ramsay shared an optimistic perspective about the…

Unleashing the Potential of Implementation Science to Prevent Harm in Healthcare

One of the great sources of frustration for everyone working within the field of patient safety is that many of…

PCAST Recommendations on Transformational Effort on Patient Safety

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) consists of distinguished individuals from sectors outside of the Federal…

How to Transform Patient Safety Through Evidence-Based Practices

Patient safety has been top-of-mind for me for decades. When I learned of the startling statistics surrounding patient deaths in hospital settings, I knew a change in patient care was imperative.

Leveraging Communication Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

There is a disparate awareness about the prevalence of communication problems occurring during surgical operations among varying medical professionals.

Awareness, Involvement and Action: How Patients and Their Loved Ones Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a major public health concern in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70,630 people died from drug overdoses and 10.1 million people misused opioid prescriptions in 2019 alone.

PSMF CEO Michael Ramsay Weighs in on the OIG Report for Adverse Events in Hospitals

In the month of October 2018, 25% of Medicare patients experienced harm during their hospital stay – for 43% of these patients, the harm events were preventable.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation Admonishes the Criminalization of Medical Errors

First and foremost, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation would like to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends…

The War in Ukraine and its Impact on their Health Systems

These last weeks have reminded us of the fragility of peace and safety. It is not that we are unaware of the turbulent lives that many across our world experience in places like Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Syria.

In the Pandemic, Racism in Medicine Jeopardizes Patient Safety

In March of 2020, Chimére Smith, then a 37-year-old middle school teacher in Baltimore, went to see her doctor about a sore throat, dizziness, shortness of breath and gastrointestinal issues.

Healthcare Can Learn From The Nuclear Power Industry

The following provides the perspective of someone with more than five decades working with nuclear power, and is intended to…

Why Value Capture Chose to Invest in the Patient Safety Movement

People seek healthcare every day to better their conditions, but medical errors may result in unforeseen and even fatal outcomes….

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