To conduct activities that minimize harm to patients by fostering a culture of quality and safety through learning and sharing among healthcare organizations.
What is a PSO?
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) authorized the creation of a nationwide network of PSOs. A PSO collects, aggregates and analyzes patient safety events that are confidentially reported by hospitals and other healthcare providers. By encouraging voluntary and confidential reporting of serious adverse events a PSO can facilitate a shared-learning approach that supports effective healthcare improvements.
Reducing NC's Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
In partnership with The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization, the North Carolina Healthcare Association, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Premier, Vizient and Atrium Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks (HIINs), and the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust (HRET), join us on June 28 in Cary for a workshop, “Reducing Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections.” This introductory workshop will feature the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy, which CDC introduced in 2015 and has been successfully used by facilities to target HAI prevention efforts and measure progress.
- Review North Carolina healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in acute care hospitals.
- Discuss the connection between hospital reimbursement programs and HAIs.
- Illustrate the impact of leadership and culture on HAI improvement initiatives.
- Introduce and apply the TAP Strategy for CAUTI and CLABSI.
Hospitals are encouraged to send up to 3 attendees to the in-person session, although seats are limited.
This program is appropriate for infection preventionists, quality improvement professionals, nurse leaders and staff nurses.
Registration Link >>
Registration Fees: Free
Location: NC Healthcare Association, 2400 Weston Parkway, Cary 27513
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided
Cannot attend in-person? Join us virtually. Register Here >>
ICU CAUTI & CLABSI Safety Program
Adult ICUs with CLABSI and/or CAUTI rates that may need improvement (i.e., positive Cumulative Attributable Difference in the Targeted Assessment for Prevention report) are eligible to participate. The program is now recruiting for a 12-month cohort to begin July 30, 2018.
Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings
Call for Member Spotlight Stories!
What better way to recognize people you work with than by shining a spotlight on their hard work. Show them you value their contributions to patient safety by sharing their workplace improvement stories.We are seeking your help to showcase these efforts in upcoming webinars and trainings. We will work with you to make the process of sharing as easy as possible!
Speakers are asked to share a brief 10-15 minute presentation highlighting the strategies and tactics used to address:
- Creating and sustaining a learning culture
- Increasing event reporting
- Recognizing or promoting good catches or near misses
- Standardizing safety practices (i.e. handoffs, briefs, debriefs, patient safety leader walk-rounds, learning boards, etc.)
Interested or have a speaker recommendation?
NC ED Pain Management Guidelines
NC ED Pain Management Guidelines (PDF)
- TQC PSO Members Only: Elopement Risk - DSOHF Staff Only - Jul 18, 2018, 9:45 am - 1:30 pm
- TQC PSO Members Only: Bar-Coded Medication Administration Workarounds Safe Table - Oct 2, 2018, 9:45 am - 1:30 pm
Patient Safety & Culture Specialist