What does it Mean to Make a Commitment?

We don’t ask for a financial contribution to join our Movement because we are looking for organizations to Take Action! We ask that you recognize the severity of the challenges facing your organization today and make a Commitment to solving the issues at hand by eagerly contributing to enduring solutions.

Rather than directly implementing projects, the Patient Safety Movement facilitates action by helping committed organizations connect, collaborate and make effective and measurable Commitments to Action. A commitment expedites action through accountability and shared learning.

Specifically, we ask you to implement at least one of the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS), developed collaboratively by the Patient Safety Movement and other healthcare leaders, or develop your own commitment to a different challenge. New commitments are highlighted at our annual Summit and organizations that make a commitment are offered special access and savings at the event.

Proactive healthcare organizations dedicated to improving patient safety at their institutions set the stage for action at our annual Summits by establishing their own Commitments. Below are their actionable commitments to reduce preventable patient harm and death within their own organizations.

Healthcare Organization State Country Commitment Name Commitment Updates
A.C. Camargo Cancer Center São Paulo Brazil Implementation of Rapid Response Teams at Surgical Ward- Massive Bleeding View Commitment
Implementation of a Difficult Airway Team at an Oncologic Center View Commitment
Implementation of Rapid Response Teams at Surgical Ward – Difficult Airway View Commitment
Implementation of Rapid Response Teams at Surgical Ward – Cardiac Arrest View Commitment
AACD- Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente Pernambuco Brazil Criar uma Cultura de Segurança View Commitment
AL JALILA CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HOSPITAL Dubai United Arab Emirates Patient Safety Challenge: Establishing a Culture of Safety View Commitment Patient Safety Challenge: Establishing a Culture of Safety – Update – 01.02.19 View Update

Advanced Resuscitation Training California United States The Advanced Resuscitation Training (ART) program has been featured at the Patient Safety Movement conference in the past and is the foundation for APSS 11. View Commitment
Aga Khan University Medical Center Sindh Pakistan Reduction in Anesthetic Medication Errors View Commitment
Alameda Health System California United States Reduce the Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers View Commitment Reduce the Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers – Update View Update

Apollo Hospitals Delhi India To Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance View Commitment To Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance – Update – 10.08.2019 View Update

Mejorar el cumplimiento de higiene de las manos View Commitment
Mejorar el cumplimiento de higiene de las manos View Commitment
Banner Health University Medical Center Tucson Arizona United States Commitment to Airway Safety View Commitment
Baylor Scott & White Health Care System Texas United States Journey to No Preventable Deaths, No Preventable Injuries and No Preventable Risk. View Commitment
High Risk Surgery Initiative View Commitment
Beneficencia Española de Tampico Tamaulipas Mexico Calidad y Seguridad del Paciente View Commitment
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Massachusetts United States Improve the overall quality and safety of the preparation and testing of compounded sterile products in the pharmacy department. View Commitment
CENTRO DE EXCELENCIA MEDICA EN ALTURA / FIFA MEDICAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE HIDALGO C.P. Mexico Cultura de Seguridad del Paciente View Commitment
CENTRO ESPECIALIZADO DE ATENCIÓN A PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD VISUAL Estado de México Mexico Conservar la Seguridad del Paciente por Riesgo de Caídas Dentro de Su Proceso Quirurgico por la Limitación Visual del Paciente. View Commitment Conservar la Seguridad del Paciente por Riesgo de Caídas Dentro de Su Proceso Quirurgico por la Limitación Visual del Paciente. – Update – 04.24.19 View Update

La Participación Activa de la Familia en la Rehabilitación de Personas con Discapacidad Visual. View Commitment
El Lavado de Manos como Herramienta Fundamental en el Cuidado de la Salud. View Commitment
LA DETECCIÓN OPORTUNA EN PACIENTES CON DISCAPACIDAD VISUAL ADQUIRIDA CON IDEA SUICIDA. View Commitment LA DETECCIÓN OPORTUNA EN PACIENTES CON DISCAPACIDAD VISUAL ADQUIRIDA CON IDEA SUICIDA. – Update – 04.23.19 View Update

EL LAVADO DE MANOS COMO HERRAMIENTA FUNDAMENTAL EN EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD. View Commitment EL LAVADO DE MANOS COMO HERRAMIENTA FUNDAMENTAL EN EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD. – Update – 04.23.19 View Update

FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA CULTURA DE SEGURIDAD DEL PACIENTE EN LA ATENCIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA View Commitment
CENTRO MÉDICO “LIC. ADOLFO LÓPEZ MATEOS” Estado de México Mexico Caídas y Prevención de Caídas View Commitment Caídas y Prevención de Caídas – Update – 02.18.19 View Update

FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA CULTURA DE SEGURIDAD DEL PACIENTE EN EL SERVICIO DE URGENCIAS View Commitment
Identificación oportuna del Delirio Post operatorio en Adultos Mayores. View Commitment
Fortalecimiento del Programa Permanente de Vigilancia del Uso de Antimicrobianos (Antimicrobial Stewardship) View Commitment
Rediseño y estandarización del procedimiento para la de instalación, verificación, vigilancia y retiro de la Sonda Nasogástrica View Commitment
Elevar el porcentaje de apego a la Higiene de Manos View Commitment
Implementación de un Programa de Prevención Sistemática y Reanimación en Paro Cardiaco. View Commitment
Difusión e implantación del paquete de control de las Bacteremias Asociadas a Catéter Venoso Central. View Commitment
Implementación de un Plan de Atención Colaborativa para la Detección y Manejo de pacientes en Salud Mental. View Commitment
Implementación de un Protocolo de Prevención de la Depresión Respiratoria inducida por Opioides. View Commitment
Implementación de un Proceso Multidisciplinario ara la Instalación, Mantenimiento y Retiro de Sonda Vesical. View Commitment
Diseño de un Programa de Capacitación Continúa en la Formación de Seguridad del Paciente Durante el Internado Médico y Residencias Médicas. View Commitment
Falta de apego a las medidas de higiene por personal médico y de enfermería para el cuidado, control y aspiración de secreciones bronquiales en los pacientes con ventilación mecánica. View Commitment
Reforzar la estandarización del Proceso de valoración, intervención, evaluación y reevaluación para eliminación de secreciones Traqueobronquiales en pacientes con cánula oro traqueal. View Commitment
Adopción y Adaptación de un Protocolo de Prevención y Detección Oportuna de Tromboembolismo Venoso en el Paciente Quirúrgico y no Quirúrgico. View Commitment
Manejo de la Sangre View Commitment
Implementación de un Algoritmo para la Identificación, Instalación y Mantenimiento de Vía Aérea. View Commitment
ATENCIÓN Y REPERFUSIÓN DE PACIENTES, ENFERMEDAD VASCULAR CEREBRAL TIPO ISQUEMICA View Commitment
Implementación de un Programa de Detección Temprana y Tratamiento de Sepsis View Commitment
Diseño e implementación de un Sistema de notificación de errores de Medicación View Commitment
Infecciones del Tracto Urinario Asociado a Catéteres (CAUTI) View Commitment
Disminución de la Prevalencia Cruda de Lesiones por Presión Originada en Pacientes Hospitalizados. View Commitment
Implementación de un Programa de Involucramiento del Paciente y Familia (PFE). View Commitment
CHENG CHING HOSPITAL Taichung City Taiwan Improvement of the Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials View Commitment
CHOC Children’s Hospital California United States Improving Hand Hygiene rate in the NICU by 20% View Commitment
Preventing Patient Deterioration View Commitment Preventing Patient Deterioration – Update – 10.15.18 View Update

Providing Triage and Intervention to Primary Psychiatric Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department View Commitment
APSS #4: Monitoring for Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression View Commitment
APSS #5: Anemia and Transfusions View Commitment
APSS #2F: CLABSI View Commitment
APSS #6: Hand-off Communications View Commitment
APSS #7A: Optimal Neonatal Oxygen Targeting View Commitment
APSS #15: NG Tube Placement and Verification View Commitment
APSS #1: Creating a Culture of Safety View Commitment
Challenge #2A: Hand Hygiene View Commitment
APSS #10: Reducing Non-ICU Codes View Commitment
APSS #14: Falls & Fall Prevention View Commitment
“We aspire to partner with children and families to deliver what matters to them” View Commitment
APSS #12A: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) View Commitment
8B – Unplanned Extubations in Children View Commitment
8A – Safer Airway Management View Commitment
Challenge 2B – CAUTI Prevention View Commitment
APSS #9: Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis View Commitment
APSS #13: Mental Health View Commitment
Averting Severe Pediatric Adverse Drug Events Through Increased Utilization of Smart Pump Drug Libraries for Intravenous Medications View Commitment
Calvert Health Medical Center Maryland United States Safer Airway View Commitment
Cedars-Sinai California United States Reduction in Injury Falls View Commitment Reduction in Injury Falls – Update – 09.10.18 View Update

Central Vermont Medical Center VT United States Antimicrobial Stewardship View Commitment
CDI Reduction Initiative View Commitment CDI Reduction Initiative – Update – 11.27.2019 View Update

Centre Hospitalier de Melun-Senart Île-de-France France Reduction of ICU acquired infection and multi resistant bacteria transmission. The specific goal for catheter-related bloodstream infections is zero. View Commitment
Centro Nacional de la Transfusión Sanguínea Ciudad de México Mexico Seguridad Transfusional View Commitment
Centro Quirúrgico de Corta Estancia SERVICURA Ciudad de México Mexico Sistema de Notificación e Identificación de Incidentes de Seguridad View Commitment
Centro de Atención Integral de Salud Mental de Estancia Prolongada Jalisco Mexico Desafío 2A HAI: higiene de las manos View Commitment
Prog. operativo permanente para la limitación y prevención de infecciones asoc View Commitment
Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital Taiwan Take Care of the Psychiatric Patients View Commitment
Changhua Christian Hospital Taiwan Airway Safety View Commitment Airway Safety – Update – 09.02.18 View Update

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) View Commitment Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) – Update – 09.02.18 View Update

Creating a Culture of Safety View Commitment Creating a Culture of Safety – Update – 09.02.18 View Update

Hand-off Communications View Commitment Hand-off Communications – Update – 09.02.18 View Update

Failure to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) View Commitment Failure to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) – Update – 09.02.18 View Update

Severe Hypoglycemia View Commitment
Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) View Commitment
Patient Safety Curriculum View Commitment
Person and Family Engagement View Commitment
Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Placement and Verification View Commitment
Falls and Fall Prevention View Commitment
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) View Commitment
Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Sections (C-Sections) View Commitment
Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum View Commitment
Patient Blood Management View Commitment
Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) View Commitment
Systematic Prevention and Resuscitation of In-hospital Cardiac Arrest View Commitment
Unplanned Extubation View Commitment
Antimicrobial Stewardship View Commitment
Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis for High-income Countries View Commitment
Medication Errors View Commitment
Monitoring for Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression View Commitment
Air Embolism View Commitment
Post-Operative Delirium in Older Adults View Commitment
Chapman University School of Pharmacy California United States Chapman University School of Pharmacy, Patient Safety Curriculum View Commitment
Cheng Ching General Hospital Chung Kang Branch Taichung City Taiwan Decrease the Rate of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in ICU View Commitment Decrease the Rate of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in ICU – Update – 12.14.18 View Update

Implementation of a Difficult Airway Team in Our Hospital View Commitment Implementation of a Difficult Airway Team in Our Hospital – Update – 12.14.18 View Update

Improve Prevention of Severe Hypoglycemia View Commitment Improve Prevention of Severe Hypoglycemia – Update – 12.14.18 View Update

Chi Mei Medical Center, YungKang, Tainan, Taiwan Tainan City Taiwan Creating a Culture of Safety View Commitment
Hand-off Communications View Commitment
Chia-Yi Hospital, Taiwan Taiwan Challenge 2 – Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) View Commitment
Chiang Mai University Hospital เชียงใหม่ Marking the Operative Site View Commitment
Chiayi Branch, Taichung Veterans General Hospital Taiwan To Reduce Sepsis Mortality View Commitment
Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Ohio United States Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals View Commitment Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – CAUTI – Update – 12.03.16 View Update

Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – SSI View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – CAUTI View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – Obstetrical Adverse Events View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – Readmissions View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – Falls View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – VAP View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – Pressure Ulcers View Commitment
Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – CLABSI View Commitment
Reduce Network Employee/Staff Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) by 25% View Commitment
By December 31, 2021, 80% of SPS hospitals will achieve performance targets in Pressure Injuries: 0.04 PIs per 1,000 patient days View Commitment
By December 31, 2021, 80% of SPS hospitals will achieve the following performance target: Unplanned Extubations: 0.95 UEs per 100 vent days View Commitment
By Dec. 31, 2021, 80% of SPS hospitals will achieve the following performance target: Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI): 1.07 infections per 1,000 central line days View Commitment
Christiana Care Health System Delaware United States Christiana Care Early Warning Score (CEWS) View Commitment
Chung Shan Medical University Hospital Taichung City Taiwan Medication Errors View Commitment
City International Hospital Hồ Chí Minh Vietnam Hand-Off Communications: Hospital Unit Shift Change (APSS #6; 2g Appendix C using SBAR) View Commitment Hand-Off Communications: Hospital Unit Shift Change (APSS #6; 2g Appendix C using SBAR) – Update – 12.22.18 View Update

Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (Ventilator – Associated Pneumonia) View Commitment Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (Ventilator – Associated Pneumonia) – Update – 12.22.18 View Update

Cleveland Clinic Ohio United States A Value-Based Approach to Induction of Labor View Commitment
Clinica CER Querétaro Mexico Reduce Infection and Venous Thrombosis View Commitment
Venous Thrombosis View Commitment
Cloudnine Hospital Karnataka India Patient safety through technology View Commitment
Coscami S.A. de C.V. Querétaro Mexico Optimización de la seguridad obstetrica View Commitment
Compromiso de la persona y familia View Commitment
Prevención de caídas View Commitment
Creación de cultura de seguridad View Commitment
Infecciones Asociadas a la atención Sanitaria View Commitment
Da-Li Jen Ai Hospital Taichung City Taiwan Patient Safety Culture in order to Raise Healthcare Quality View Commitment Patient Safety Culture in order to Raise Healthcare Quality – Update – 08.27.18 View Update

Dartmouth-Hitchcock New Hampshire United States Ideal Rescue System Design and Development View Commitment
Hand Hygiene View Commitment
Culture of Safety View Commitment
CDI View Commitment
SSI View Commitment
Pediatric ADEs View Commitment
Antimicrobial Stewardship View Commitment
CAUTI View Commitment
CLABSI View Commitment
Safety Education View Commitment
Person and Family Engagement View Commitment
Medication Standards View Commitment