Letter from the Chairman, October 2017

Dear Patient Safety Leaders,

Welcome to our October Issue of the Patient Safety Newsletter. This month, we focused on Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) and learned that when healthcare facilities, care teams, and individual doctors and nurses are aware of an infection problem and take actionable steps to prevent them, HAI rates can decrease significantly. Read the Spotlight on Susan Azarian Tri-City Medical Center’s NICU PICC Team Coordinator who, along with her nurse-based team, implemented practical solutions to improve their existing central line process; leading them to achieve a 0 CLABSI rate for over seven years.

We believe the adoption of actionable solutions can reduce HAIs from occurring at your hospital. Download and implement our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) on Healthcare-associated Infections to identify infections early on, or even prevent an unthinkable mistake.

We are excited to announce the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit will be organized with the support of the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP on February 23-25, 2018 in London, England. Request an invitation today! Seating is limited.

Best,

Joe Kiani
Founder and Chairman
Patient Safety Movement Foundation