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Patient Safety (PS)

Aaron Lane, D.O.

Chair of Patient Safety

- Aaron Lane, D.O.

patient safety


The optimal clinical learning environment continually provides experiences that residents and fellows need to engage with the clinical site’s efforts to address patient safety. It is important that the clinical site has processes to identify and implement sustainable, systems-based improvements to address patient safety vulnerabilities and that such processes engage interprofessional teams as part of ongoing efforts to deliver the safest and highest quality patient care.


  • 2023 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals
    • Identify patients correctly
    • Improve staff communication
    • Use alarms safely
    • Use medicines safely
    • Prevent infection
    • Identify patient safety risks
    • Prevent mistakes in surgery
      • Joint Commission

patient safety goals with heartPatient Safety Goals

  1. Use two forms of patient identification
  2. Reduce transfusion errors related to patient misidentification
  3. Report critical results on a timely basis
  4. Label Medications
  5. Reduce harm from anticoagulant therapy
  6. Hand Hygiene
  7. Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
  8. Reconcile Medications
  9. Identify Patients at risk for suicide
  10. Prevent wrong patient, wrong site, and wrong procedure (Universal Protocol)


Patient Safety at OSUMC

  • Healthstreams training
  • Team care interdisciplinary rounds
  • Clinical document improvement program (CDI)
  • Safety Event Team meetings
  • Multidisciplinary Mortality and Morbidity conferences
  • Risk Management Tool for Incident Reporting VERGE – monthly reports to programs
  • Improving hand hygiene compliance
  • Improving sepsis recognition and management
  • Improving patient flow to discharge
  • Infection prevention and control education
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