DoD Patient Safety Program

DoD Patient Safety Program The Department of Defense Patient Safety Program is a comprehensive program with the goal of establishing a culture of patient safety and quality within the Military Health System (MHS).

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#PatientSafetyQuiz-Q:Which of the following is not one of the 2019's National Patient Safety Goals for the Hospital?
05/31/2019

#PatientSafetyQuiz-
Q:Which of the following is not one of the 2019's National Patient Safety Goals for the Hospital?

#ToolboxTips The DoD Patient Safety Program's (PSP) Resource Guide showcases the products, services, tools and solutions...
05/30/2019

#ToolboxTips The DoD Patient Safety Program's (PSP) Resource Guide showcases the products, services, tools and solutions in the Military Health System's patient safety field. These tools are available to military personnel to help safeguard the delivery of health care at their locations. Within the eighteen pages, the guide also details PSP's background, training information for TeamSTEPPS and other relevant PSP information. https://go.usa.gov/xmKn8.

#PatientSafety "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." -Theodore Roosevelt
05/28/2019

#PatientSafety "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." -Theodore Roosevelt

#DYK...The Patient Safety Learning Center is a secure, online site that subscribers can use to interact with other subsc...
05/27/2019

#DYK...The Patient Safety Learning Center is a secure, online site that subscribers can use to interact with other subscribers across the Military Health System (MHS). With access approval, subscribers gain admission to ordering patient safety and MHS tools that can be useful both in a military treatment facility and in a classroom. Want access? Go to: https://go.usa.gov/xEJyd.

A: False. (Used to report patient safety errors.)
05/24/2019

A: False. (Used to report patient safety errors.)

#PatientSafetyQuizQ:Joint Patient Safety Reporting is based online and used to report only successful patient safety eve...
05/24/2019

#PatientSafetyQuiz
Q:Joint Patient Safety Reporting is based online and used to report only successful patient safety events across the Military Health System in direct care facilities. True or False?

#ToolboxTips The Military Health Leadership Engagement Toolkit is designed to assist leaders in healthcare become more i...
05/23/2019

#ToolboxTips The Military Health Leadership Engagement Toolkit is designed to assist leaders in healthcare become more involved in their patient safety culture. It teaches them how to assess deficiencies, learn more about change factors, make improvement goals and implement efficient practices, to name a few topics. Think you want to become a highly engaged commandmant? Go to: https://go.usa.gov/xEJGy.

Military Health
05/22/2019

Military Health

The inTransition program offers a smooth transition for continued mental health care after relocating, returning from deployment, or preparing to leave the service. Find out more about the inTransition program: https://go.usa.gov/xm4Ej

#MindMissionReady

#PatientSafety "They may forget your name but they will never forget how made you them feel."-Maya Angelou
05/21/2019

#PatientSafety "They may forget your name but they will never forget how made you them feel."-Maya Angelou

#DYK....What resources this DoD Patient Safety Program's page can provide to your feed? Check out this page dai...
05/20/2019

#DYK....What resources this DoD Patient Safety Program's page can provide to your feed? Check out this page daily to read news from the Military Health System, learn about resources, quiz challenges, inspirational quotes and future patient safety learning openings.

#PatientSafetyQuizA:True.
05/17/2019

#PatientSafetyQuiz
A:True.

05/17/2019

#PatientSafetyQuiz-
Q:The Military Health System (MHS) Culture Survey is designed to do all of the following, True or False? 1) Assess the current state of patient safety culture in the MHS. 2) Bring awareness to patient safety issues. 3) Investigate trends in the patient safety culture over time. 4) Identify strengths and weaknesses for improvement in the patient safety culture. 5) Provide data to create action plans for safe patient care environment.

#ToolboxTips Root cause analysis (RCA) is a type of resolution strategy used to identify the root causes of problems. In...
05/16/2019

#ToolboxTips Root cause analysis (RCA) is a type of resolution strategy used to identify the root causes of problems. In patient safety, this is an imperative initiative for investigating issues. One kind of RCA tool, TapRoot, is used amongst healthcare professionals. Webinars are also available on how to use it. Any Branch can complete the training! For more information, email: [email protected].

05/14/2019

#PatientSafety "The best people can make the worst mistakes." -James Reason

#DYK...The DoD Patient Safety Program has a website that supplies patient care professionals with information and links ...
05/13/2019

#DYK...The DoD Patient Safety Program has a website that supplies patient care professionals with information and links to access various products. Subscribers can also read publications such as the eBulletin, Treasure Chest and the HRO Corner. For those wanting to learn the latest in patient safety education, the Calendar of Events provides these on an at-a-month glance. Interested? Visit www.health.mil/DoDPSP.

#PatientSafetyQuiz According to the Joint Commission's 2019 National Patient Safety Goals on Ambulatory Healthcare: What...
05/10/2019

#PatientSafetyQuiz According to the Joint Commission's 2019 National Patient Safety Goals on Ambulatory Healthcare: What are three ways to prevent mistakes in surgery?

#ToolboxTips The Debrief Toolkit contains everything needed to implement debriefs in your healthcare organization. Debri...
05/09/2019

#ToolboxTips The Debrief Toolkit contains everything needed to implement debriefs in your healthcare organization. Debriefs are team events that happen restrospectively to allow team members to share their mental model of team performance. Implementing the consistent use of debriefs in your unit will help promote continuous learning and process improvement. Learn more about the Debriefs Toolkit: https://go.usa.gov/xEPA9.

Military Health
05/08/2019

Military Health

Retired Army Lt. Col. Matthew D. Welder wanted to be a nurse when a student registered nurse anesthetist helped his wife during labor. After deploying to Abu Ghraib prison, he understood his mission: Save the lives of the nation’s sons and daughters. #SuperNurse

Military Health
05/08/2019

Military Health

Air Force Capt. Warren A. Carter is an operations element chief and flight nurse examiner at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. His favorite part about the job is being with patients as they’re transported around the world. #SuperNurse

Military Health
05/08/2019

Military Health

Army Maj. Julie Duffy is a critical care nurse specialist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. While deployed in Iraq, she was humbled when a family brought in a wounded young girl and had faith in her ability to care for her as an Army Nurse. #SuperNurse

#PatientSafety "Luck runs out but safety is good for life."-Unknown
05/07/2019

#PatientSafety "Luck runs out but safety is good for life."-Unknown

#DYK According to the TeamSTEPPS Two-Challenge Rule, it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to assertively...
05/06/2019

#DYK According to the TeamSTEPPS Two-Challenge Rule, it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to assertively voice their concern at least two times to assure it has been heard. Learn more about TeamSTEPPS through this informational poster: https://go.usa.gov/xElss.

According to the Joint Commission's 2019 National Patient Safety Goals on Preventing Infection: What are three ways to p...
05/03/2019

According to the Joint Commission's 2019 National Patient Safety Goals on Preventing Infection: What are three ways to prevent infection?

#ToolboxTips The Patient Activation Reference Guide provides skills to healthcare team members as they empower patients ...
05/02/2019

#ToolboxTips The Patient Activation Reference Guide provides skills to healthcare team members as they empower patients to take charge of their responsibility of their health and healthcare. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xEdHA.

Military Health
05/01/2019
Military Health

Military Health

“We are not going to break faith as we work through the shifts and transitions of change.”

Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison talked about maintaining readiness at naval hospitals as Military Health undergoes the #MHSTransformation.

https://go.usa.gov/xmXjp

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03/27/2019

DoD Patient Safety Program's cover photo

Thank you for joining us during Patient Safety Awareness Week! We appreciate our providers' dedication to safe health ca...
03/18/2019

Thank you for joining us during Patient Safety Awareness Week! We appreciate our providers' dedication to safe health care practices. If you haven't already, please share your activities with us. We look forward to showcasing your events in our upcoming eBulletin! #PSAW19

Thank you for joining the DoD Patient Safety Program this week and recognizing how we all play a role in health care saf...
03/15/2019

Thank you for joining the DoD Patient Safety Program this week and recognizing how we all play a role in health care safety.

03/15/2019

"You cannot change the human condition, but you can change the conditions in which humans work."

-James Reason

03/15/2019
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Be a champion! Nominate a patient safety champion at your health care organization for a Certificate of Recognition from the DoD PSP. Learn More: https://go.usa.gov/xEHRE. #PatientSafetyHeroes #PSAW19

The Program Integrity Office at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in Aurora, Colorado, is the headquarters for reporting a...
03/15/2019
Program Integrity Office

The Program Integrity Office at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in Aurora, Colorado, is the headquarters for reporting allegations of fraud, waste and abuse within the TRICARE program. If you see something, say something! Learn More: https://go.usa.gov/xEHNk. #PSAW19

Want to take charge of your health? Patients, here are three good questions to ask your health care provider: 1)What is ...
03/15/2019

Want to take charge of your health? Patients, here are three good questions to ask your health care provider: 1)What is my main health concern? 2)What do I need to do? 3) Why is it important for my health? #PatientSafety #PSAW19

What benefits do the Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) tools offer a team...
03/15/2019

What benefits do the Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) tools offer a team?

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