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September 17, 2021

World Patient Safety Day 2021 Emphasizes ‘Safe Maternal and Newborn Care’

This year, September 17 is World Patient Safety Day is once again during Healthcare Simulation Week! The World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 by the World Health Organization to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. Despite continuing challenges of the COVID-19 [...]

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August 18, 2021

Patient Safety Movement Survey Shows 58% of Patients Concerned About Medical Errors

According to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit committed to achieving zero preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Further, the organization reports that before the COVID-19 pandemic began, globally more than 8,220 people were dying [...]

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August 12, 2021

How Healthcare Team Incivility Impacts Patient Safety

Healthcare systems rely on clinical teams to assess, diagnose and treat patients each day. To avoid medical error and enhance patient safety, these teams must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate and work together. However, when medical teams’ staff members struggle to cooperate and work together in a professional manner, situations can arise that [...]

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June 17, 2021

PSMF Hosts Screening, Talk With Filmmaker of Medical Error Film, ‘Bleed Out’

As part of the organization’s mission to eliminate preventable harm and death in healthcare across the world by creating a sense of urgency and unifying humanity, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation has organized a screening of the award-winning HBO hit film “Bleed Out.” This event will take place on Tuesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. [...]

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