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January 31, 2020

Crucial Patient Safety Updates From Around the World

Today we take a side step from clinical simulation to consider some of the latest updates from the world of Patient Safety. With the same goal to improve outcomes, the patient safety sector has been driving serious global results through powerful organizations like the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, key research updates, and expert considerations from [...]

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July 17, 2019

Clinical Simulation: A Key Strategy for Improving Patient Safety

The role of healthcare simulation in improving patient safety expands every year however, persuading hospital and clinic administrators to increase funding for simulation may be challenging. Today’s article was guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and Director of Nursing for El Camino College reviews an [...]

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June 7, 2019

IHI Discusses 3 Myths About Healthcare Simulation

Today the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which also runs the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), interviewed IHI Project Director Allison Perry on the value of improving patient safety through medical simulation. She shared 3 myths about developing healthcare simulation programs for those considering the use of the methodology to improve patient safety outcomes. We [...]

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May 10, 2019

New Research Shows When Doctors and Nurses Can Disclose and Discuss Errors, Hospital Mortality Rates Decline

For the first time, a correlation between hospital openness and patient mortality rates has been demonstrated in a research article conducted among 137 acute trusts in NHS England, published earlier this month in the May issue of Health Affairs (linked below). Fabio Todesco of the Bocconi Knowledge recently wrote about the findings sharing “Hospital openness, [...]

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