Improving Patient Safety – Communication

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured

Despite the challenges faced this year and an emphasis on promoting physical distance, publications in 2020 have demonstrated that persistent efforts continue to evaluate and improve health care communication. Some of these efforts have been in direct response to changes imposed by the COVID pandemic. Moving forward, specific areas and considerations identified in the literature underscore the need for future …

Staff Engagement and Patient Safety Outcomes

Angie Szumlinski Studies

Despite decades of research, improving health care safety remains a global priority. Individual studies have demonstrated links between staff engagement and care quality, but until now, any relationship between engagement and patient safety outcomes has been more speculative. A recent study was published in the Journal of Patient Safety, where systematic searches of Medline, CINAHL, PsycInfo, Embase, Cochrane, Library, and …

Strategies to Improve Patient Safety

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the director of AHRQ, to prepare a draft report on effective strategies for reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety. The report includes measures determined appropriate by the Secretary to encourage the appropriate use …