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By Christian Ayin | Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The premature death of a newborn motivated pharmacist Christian Ayin to always look out for harms due to medication. Through IHI’s Africa Hospital Patient Safety Initiative, he and his team have transformed his experiences into opportunities for action to reduce medication harm and improve patient safety.


Tag(s): Africa, Medication Safety, Trigger Tools, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By Fran Griffin | Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Hospitals can’t adequately address safety unless they understand how much harm their patients are experiencing. IHI developed the Global Trigger Tool to help hospitals more accurately detect adverse events. In a new interview, IHI faculty Fran Griffin describes the tool's development and its uniquely patient-centered methodology.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Trigger Tools, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Joelle Baehrend | Friday, Sep 15, 2017
For over a decade, the IHI Global Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events has provided organizations across the globe with an easy-to-use method for accurately identifying and learning from patient harm to improve safety and reduce patient suffering.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, IHI Global Trigger Tool, Trigger Tools
By Frank Federico | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
A new method to detect harm at Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Florida, integrated the IHI Global Trigger Tool harm definitions into a pilot hospital’s EHR.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Measurement for Improvement, Leadership, Trigger Tools
By Frank Federico | Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
Ever since the introduction of the Trigger Tool concept as a method for identifying adverse events, clinical teams around the world have created adaptations to find signs of patient harm. Two new versions of Trigger Tools are currently in development, one for pediatric inpatients and the other for emergency departments.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Trigger Tools, ED - Emergency Department, Pediatrics
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