Patient Safety

Our goal: Work with countries, regions, organizations, and individuals to build safety into every system of care, ensuring that patients receive the safest, most reliable care across the continuum. More >>

In the Spotlight

Sepsis Care Outside of the ICU
More than 400 quality improvement storyboards are displayed each year at IHI’s National Forum. This Forum 2013 storyboard, submitted by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, describes their impressive work to identify and treat sepsis outside of the ICU. Consider joining us at this year’s National Forum and submit your storyboard (deadline October 1) to share with others.
Standardized Handoff Procedures Improve Safety
A recent study shows the use of standardized handoff procedures for transferring patient care can improve safety and reduce “handoff-related care failures.”

Pharmacists in Dallas ER Help Reduce Adverse Drug Events
This NPR story describes how pharmacists at Children's Medical Center in Dallas who specialize in emergency medicine are helping to reduce adverse drug events and improve safety in the ER.

Approaches for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections
In this recent commentary in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, IHI’s Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Dr. Don Goldmann, and his co-authors discuss vertical and horizontal approaches to preventing healthcare-associated infections.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Appropriate Use of Blood Products
Begins August 19 | An IHI Expedition

Patient Safety Executive Development Program
September 4-10 | Cambridge, MA

Engaging Patients and Families in Multidisciplinary Rounds
Begins September 25 | An IHI Expedition

IHI Learning Excursion: Detroit​
October 9-10 | Detroit, MI​

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