Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and Patient Safety Movement Foundation Offer $100,000 Patient Safety Curriculum Award

Award to fund development of coursework to address perioperative patient safety

Irvine, CA and Rochester, MN

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), in partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), is now accepting proposals for the Patient Safety Curriculum Award. The $100,000 award will go to an anesthesia education investigator with the intent to modify the PSMF Patient Safety Curriculum to address perioperative patient safety. The awardee will also test the educational efficiency and effectiveness of implementing the curriculum in anesthesia training programs.

“This important work will add to the considerable value provided by PSMF’s Patient Safety Curriculum,” said Mark Warner, APSF President. “To ensure the safety of patients and achieve our collective goal of zero preventable deaths in hospitals, it’s imperative to educate and train medical professionals in patient safety.”

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an anesthesia professional (i.e., anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or anesthesiologist assistant)
  • Hold a full-time position in a Department of Anesthesiology at a U.S. academic institution
  • Have a documented interest in and aptitude for anesthesia education and patient safety

Additional proposal requirements are available at the APSF website: APSF.org. The deadline for submittals is 5:00 p.m. CDT, December 31, 2019. Notification of the award will be made March 6, 2020.

“I can’t think of a better organization to partner with on this project than the APSF. This program will help healthcare professionals develop the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviors necessary to eliminate preventable medical errors,” said Dr. David Mayer, PSMF CEO. “It builds upon the great work done by our Patient Safety Curriculum workgroup in developing the existing coursework.”

For questions re: the RFP and submission requirements, contact Stacey Maxwell, maxwell@APSF.org.

About the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Founded in 1985, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) promotes research of perioperative patient safety issues, supports the development of careers in patient safety, provides patient safety educational materials and communications to all anesthesia providers, and advocates for changes in clinical practices that improve patient safety.  The APSF’s goal is for no patient to be harmed by anesthesia.


About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward ZERO preventable deaths. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.

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