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Oct 08, 2020, 14:19 ET Patient Safety Authority Launches Statewide Campaign "Knock out the Flu, PA"

The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) has kicked off Knock out the Flu, PA—a comprehensive campaign that urges Pennsylvanians to get a flu shot. The...


Sep 29, 2020, 14:34 ET How a New National Action Plan Aims to Change the Patient Safety Landscape

Dr. Tejal Gandhi and Dr. Jeffrey Brady are co-chairs of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, which recently released Safer Together: A ...


Sep 17, 2020, 14:32 ET Is it COVID, the Flu or Something Far Deadlier? Patient Safety Authority warns "Don't miss sepsis"

With a combined COVID-19/ flu season approaching, the Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is warning Pennsylvanians about another, even deadlier condition....


Jul 27, 2020, 13:52 ET PATIENT SAFETY Wins Apex Award For Excellence In Publishing

For reimagining its publication Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory into a scientific journal with a patient's perspective called PATIENT SAFETY,...


Jun 26, 2020, 10:45 ET New Perspectives on How COVID-19 is Affecting Patient Safety

What are the long-term impacts of the stress COVID-19 is placing on clinicians, hospitals, and patients? The June 2020 issue of Patient Safety sheds...


May 08, 2020, 14:57 ET Pennsylvania Nurses Describe Rollercoaster of Emotions During National Nurses Week

While many Pennsylvanians worry about their jobs, their children's education, and the safety of their loved ones during COVID-19, nurses in the...


Dec 20, 2019, 15:07 ET How One Boy, One Mom and One Letter Changed Patient Safety

Jenson Aaron was just five months old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. The heart-wrenching journey of his battle, the effects...


Nov 18, 2019, 11:31 ET Failure to Report Sepsis Symptoms Can Be Deadly Warns Patient Safety Authority

For every hour that a patient with septic shock goes untreated, the mortality rate increases by 7 percent. That's why knowing the warning signs is...


May 22, 2019, 10:09 ET Patient Safety Authority Releases Its 2018 Annual Report

The Patient Safety Authority (Authority), whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in Pennsylvania by collecting and analyzing patient...


Mar 01, 2010, 01:55 ET Patient Safety Authority Analysis Reveals High Number of Dosing Errors With Insulin Products

Pennsylvania healthcare facilities submitted over 2,600 event reports that involved the use of insulin products to the Patient Safety Authority where ...