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Causes: Education

Mission: Our Vision: Achieve ZERO preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030. Our Mission: Urgently unify people and collectively improve patient safety across the globe.

Results: In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the globe. It impacted our work in a few ways. Collaboration: Some of the amazing organizations we worked closely with in 2020 were the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, The Leapfrog Group, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, National Association for Healthcare Quality – we partnered on events to help increase our impact, together. We can’t do this work alone, it takes collaboration by all organizations. We believe in the 1 + 1 = 3 concept – we can achieve more together. Postponement of World Summit: Our 8th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit was scheduled for March 5-7, 2020 and the event was postponed on March 2nd out of an abundance of caution since we were expecting major global attendance and high-profile speakers that we could not risk being exposed to the virus. We were one of the first organizations to cancel an event and we were applauded for our doing the right thing and not worrying about the loss of income because patient safety is our #1 priority, always. Opportunity Sprouted by the Pandemic: The inability for our clinical team to travel provided a unique opportunity for them to hunker down and strategically strengthen the clinical products and services that were announced in September of 2020. If COVID-19 had not come about it would not have given the clinical team the opportunity to release these new products and services as quickly as they did. Impact on the Planned “March for Patient Safety” Event: The PSMF staff and volunteers planned to announce the 2nd annual World Patient Safety Day event called “March for Patient Safety” that was due to gather thousands in Washington D.C. on September 17, 2020. Due to the postponement of the Summit this announcement was postponed which caused the team to pivot. Yet again the team was forced to pivot after the Black Lives Matter campaign revealed the risks of organizing large marches in the current climate, particularly in the United States and in our Capitol. In September 2020 we launched a new commitment-based model encouraging the 4,793 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the world to commit to ZERO. This new commitment encourages them to go back to the basics, committing to establishing a safe and reliable healthcare. We’re excited to see where this will lead us on our goal to ZERO preventable harm and death across the world by 2030. The Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) also have expanded from the evidence-based summaries to now APSS Blueprints, APSS Education and APSS Coaching thanks to the growth of our clinical department. Our Strategic Plan is made publicly available for anyone who might want to view it. http://www.patient.sm/annual-report

Target demographics: All patients receive safe and reliable care, no matter where they seek care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 112,619 people are committed to ZERO preventable harm and death

Geographic areas served: the US and globally

Programs: The PSMF is increasing its outreach and education among providers and consumers of healthcare. This includes: 1. Education: We provide in-person, virtual and digital education locally, nationally and internationally. We educate all stakeholders - patients, families, and the public as well as leaders in healthcare who are looking to improve patient safety and people who work in the healthcare industry who support the delivery of safe and reliable care. We also educate the public through PatientAider® a mobile application built to cut through the medical jargon to help the public and their loved ones navigate through their care as a hospitalized patients, exposing them to common errors and ways to mitigate risk, speak up and advocate for themselves and their loved ones. 2. Events: We host events to raise awareness about medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer and a leading cause of death globally. We also host educational events (webinars and workshops) aimed at educating anyone and everyone who touches the healthcare system. 3. Internships, Student Practicums and Fellowships: We offer opportunities to educate and build the skills of our future leaders through three types of educational opportunities. 4. Patient and Health Worker Videos: We have captured dozens of stories from patients, health workers and leaders of health systems to inspire change and humanize the cause. The people affected by preventable medical harm are more than just statistics.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization brings together policy makers, technology, innovators, healthcare leaders and industry partners to advance patient safety. Their commitment to zero harm is fierce and focused. The patient and family advocates who passionately share their stories further inspire the body of work to obtain no harm. One of the best organizations that I have participated with in healthcare.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The PSMF remains uniquely situated to bring together all spokes of the same wheel- patients, patient advocates, clinicians, educators, med tech companies, the media, etc to unite around one common goal- patient safety. I’ve been impressed with the organization’s ability to pivot during the past 18 months to a source for not only patient safety but caregiver safety (which ultimately IS patient safety) via provision of online workshops, coveted speakers, CMEs, etc. culminating in 2 wide reaching online Unite for Safe Care events. This nonprofit produces results and is forever close to my heart. Easily 5 stars.

Ehimare Iden

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been an amazing experience working as a Patient Safety Ambassador under PSMF in Nigeria. This has given me so much opportunity to have a wider reach with the gospel of Patient Safety and healthcare systems improvement. This has given me opportunities to be nominated for awards and even having several recognitions within this great field.

This has also offered me the opportunity to host the annual World Patient Safety Day in Nigeria in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders institutions as ITUC-AFRICA, OSHAfrica, Nigeria Labour Congress and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria.

This is a great task before us all, we may not arrive at our collective goal overnight but consistently, we are making great improvement steps and this is exciting to me.

Ehi Iden
Patient Safety Ambassador
Board Member, PSMF

Thanks for the opportunity as I pledge my time and resources to this noble call.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so impressed about Patient Safety Movement Foundation, this became the only not-for-profit venture whose focus appealed to me. I have identified with them and we are together reducing medical errors, adverse events, disruptive behaviours and preventable deaths amongst patients.

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arianalongley 08/03/2017

We are so pleased to have you as one of our international volunteers to help us spread our mission across the world. Thank you for your dedication!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Drew Hughes dies at age 13, but not from the minor head injury he sustained while skateboarding. Drew died because his life sustaining breathing tube became dislodged in the ambulance while being transported to a higher level-of-care hospital. As an emergency physician, I was already interested in this horrible medical error that is associated with 33,000 deaths yearly in the U.S. alone. But Drew’s story really Drew tugged at my heart. To do my part in trying to eliminate these preventable deaths, I became involved with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. I attended my first Patient Safety Movement Summit in Irvine California in January 2015. That is all that it took. I was hooked on the organization. Under the leadership of Joe Kiani, everyone was so caring, so concerned for the patients dying from preventable causes while hospitals put up barriers and didn’t support the families involved. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation believed in the need for there to be a culture of safety, a culture of caring, and the need to support families who lost loved one due to medical errors. The organization inspired me to dedicate countless hours to spread the word, educate hospitals, clinicians, and patients about the culture of safety. I have personally watched them inspire literally thousands of volunteers, to help achieve the mission of getting to zero preventable deaths. The organization has brought together clinicians, hospital administrators, quality and safety professionals, patients and patients’ families, legislators, media, the medical device industry, and innovators. They have touched people throughout the United States and throughout the world. Their pursuit of their mission to get to “Zero” is relentless. And they are constantly evolving. They are constantly improving their abilities to help hospitals and families. Now, under the leadership of Dr. David Meyer, Ariana Longley, Dr. Donna Prosser, Sarah Miller, Monica McDade, and Olivia Lounsbury, they have evolved from an organization that developed and promoted safety guidelines, to an organization that now provides a full toolbox that will facilitate any healthcare provider, hospital administrator, patient safety enthusiast, and patient advocate, with the tools they need to accomplish ZERO. We can’t bring Drew back. But Drew has inspired a movement. And I pledge, in Drew’s honor, and as part of his legacy, that we will not stop until we get to zero preventable deaths from breathing tube safety events. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation, in my opinion, is the Greatest Non-Profit Organization in the world.

Advisor

Rating: 5

In the 7 years that I have had the privilege to volunteer for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation I have been able to see the incredible steps towards the reduction of preventable deaths worldwide. The amazing work PSMF's team and volunteers do is creating a real change in healthcare. For me it is an incredible experience to be able to contribute to the huge work done by PSMF to reach our goal of Zero Preventable Deaths.

Thankam G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had stumbled upon this website and since then had been hugely grateful for all that this NPO has been doing to spread the awareness of patient safety. They are always planning how everyone in healthcare can be informed, educated and best practices shred to prevent all avoidable harm to patients. Since then I have volunteered my time and have been accepted as an ambassador for India. The timely support and guidance have been hugely motivating me to persist on my path of improving patient safety in my country.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Best non-profit organization that I know of. When my wife was killed by a hospital in late 2013 , PSM was the only group that even cared. The health-plan, the hospital and all care providers have remained completely silent on what happened for 8+ years now. PSM provides a voice and a platform for these untold stories that tragically happen in US hospital over 200,000+ times per year. As importantly, the organization brings the best medical minds together to put forth "actionable patient solutions" that hospitals can implement to significantly improve their own patient safety performance metrics. All of this is organized & done on a voluntary basis simply out of the interest of saving others from similar mistakes & avoidable harm.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I have witnessed how the PSMF has worked tirelessly to help healthcare workers and administrators REDUCE medical errors that cause patient harm and possible death. The organization skillfully collaborates with Drs, Nurses, and Advocates to produce proven solutions that are implemented into a hospital system to help reduce medical errors and patient harm. Moreover, I have personally seen how patients and loved ones are increasingly speaking up for safe care and how the PSMF supports this voice through its work. I admire and am proud to volunteer for the PSMF because it has a "Heart." The PSMF has an unwavering deep sense of compassion and conviction to achieve its Mission of ZERO Harm by 2030.

Erin S.10

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of engaging with the Patient Safety Movement for more than 5 years and continue to be incredibly impressed by their goals and action to end preventable harm and avoidable errors in medical treatment. This is an incredibly important issue that leads to heartbreaking losses and significant costs every year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a fantastic organization. Not only are the staff and leadership extremely knowledgeable, but their passion spills over to the incredible work done by volunteers. The PSMF has impacted the safety of patients on a global scale, and continues to raise awareness, promote transparency and change laws and policies to eliminate medical errors. The #uniteforsafecare campaign and other PSMF initiatives will continue to inspire change until we reach the goal of ZERO preventable medical errors.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been collaborating with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation as an Volunteer and as a Fellow and I can recognize the amazing work of the PSMF to reduce the number of medical errors across the world. I´m from Mexico and we have been working closely with the PSMF to share and promote the best practices related to patient safety in my region and I can say that their commitment and hard work is one of the main reasons of why the vision of the PSMF will become a reality.

Chaudhry Zaheer A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organisation with Patient Safety and Healthcare experts.
Working a lot for future of Patient safety worldwide, focusing on goal of Zero preventable death till 2030.

1 Joyce S.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is not just an ordinary foundation, it is a movement that calls for action invoking definitive results when outcomes are difficult to measure on the surface. It empowers ordinary people to stand up for themselves and their loved ones and prevent other people from getting harmed through a collaborative effort. The innovative tools they provide, coupled with testimonials from patients who got harmed, help its members to make good judgement on what is good and safe for the patients in specific situations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Estoy gratamente sorprendido por la proactividad de la organización en el objetivo de reducir los daños que los servicios de salud producen. La buena disposición y excelente organización , así como la generosidad y colaboración del Embajador de Mëxico de la PSMF Dr. Luis Torres Torija Argüelles nos han permitido iniciar algunas acciones en conjunto con el Ministerio de Salud de la la Nación Argentina que contribuirán a la construcción de un sistema de salud mas seguro. Los aportes que está haciendo la PSMF a esta construcción son invalorables!

1 ancamars

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is wonderful to notice the long way the PSMF have come, the passion and dedication of the team and volunteers behind, which drive the organisation to accomplish so much for patient safety. PSMF gives a voice to the unheard and improves healthcare practices around the globe with their awareness and training programmes like no other organisation. It is an honour to collaborate with them and aim together for zero clinical errors and no patient harm!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a great experience collaborating for two years now with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation as an Ambassador and contributor to the APSS. In my daily job as the Head of Quality Management in a regional hospital in Switzerland, I cannot emphasise more the importance of patient safety and the need of professional collaboration for the achievement of zero preventable harm in hospitals worldwide. The work that the PSMF is doing is remarkable and motivating for me for many reasons. The most important one is the need of a global patient safety community, focusing all efforts towards creating a great impact, which is exactly what PSMF is.

1 Yassine M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm yassine from Tunisia, head of departement at the National health insurance fund ocial ministry (public sector) external relations departement.During the first wave of COVID 19
i was participate voluntary with the other department to insure and provide the health insurance services for Tunisian citiens every where in the world (on line working).
In my opinion, the patient Safety movement Foundation is the key for engaging humain ressources against medical errors and for more proactivity and responsability

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Founder Joe Kiani has always been my hero since the inception of his nonprofit org. For years, I followed his footsteps and aspired to do similar patient safety grassroots movement . Since I also run a well-respected healthcare Foundation in Taiwan which supports and funds the Taiwan Patient Safety Culture Club(TPSCC), I can easily understand and appreciate Joe's passion better than anyone else from our group. I paid meticulous attention to all the functions his Foundation serves as well as all the laudble achievements he got since I became a committed member of PSMF in 2017. TPSCC was then the only nonprofit patient safety advocacy group from our country that started to participate in the annual Summit.

Recently I am particularly proud of being an ally of the PSMF for the campaign of #uniteforsafecare , so as a satellite event, we successfully mobilized 1000 + participants engaging all stakeholders to walk for patient safety and lit up a landmark building in orange at the National Taichung Theater on the World Patient Safety Day amid COVID-19 pandemic. As we joined together for the global virtual event, we all helped each other raise awareness about patient safety while seeking to get to zero preventable deaths by medical errors by 2030. I realize it is a great partnership indeed, because under the TPSCC there are about 40 committed partners who endorsed PSMF's charity mission statement.

PSMF has been very generous to offer us guidance on hosting our annual patient safety rallies for nationwide joint actions in the past. It also helped us to have the patient safety smartphone app(PatientAider) and 3 short videos of patient stories translated and subtitled in traditional Chinese. This contribution to the worldwide Chinese speaking people is enormous and should be deeply appreciated. Another worthy mentioning experience was the PSMF kindly arranged for our delegation comprising 14 members of medical personnel to have a pre-summit site visit and study tour or the so-called "Mentor Program at UCIrvine Medical Center in 2019. For all these reasons above, I can assure you that PSMF is commendable and deserves to maintain the badge for 2020.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and licensed respiratory care practitioner (RCP) who has cared for 1000's of mechanically ventilated patients in the hospital, sub-acute care and home care settings over the past 40 years. I have first hand knowledge of patients dying in each one of those settings due to an inadequate ventilator alarm system or due to caregiver negligence (not hearing or not responding to an alarm in a timely manner). Out of concern for these patients and a desire to mitigate risk my business partner and I have developed a wireless alarm management system for ventilators and other medical equipment. Our system can alert caregivers and their supervisors to ventilator alarms, patient bladder or bowel voiding, impending patient falls, and patient wandering (e.g., in a skilled nursing or memory care facility). Although we are a relatively new company we have had the honor of preventing numerous patient injuries/death in facilities where our system is being used. We look forward to working with PSMF to help mitigate risk of patient injury or death for as many patients as we can world-wide. Please visit our website for more information, www.cybermedix.com.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with this nonprofit since 2014, and it has been one of the most rewarding (and long term volunteer) experiences of my life. The mission is righteous and laser-focused on achieving ZERO preventable patient deaths. The collaboration between health care providers, medical device and technology companies, patients, and patient advocates really distinguishes this foundation from others in the realm. The PSMF team is skilled and organized, and, combined with the help of volunteers, makes a difference!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2002 I read the US Institute of Medicine's report entitled "To Err is Human" which concluded nearly 100,000 patients die each year from medical errors. The report encouraged learning how to develop a "culture of safety" by using techniques from the nuclear power industry. Having spent the prior 20 years learning to monitor and strengthen safety culture at nuclear power plants, I took this as a calling and dedicated myself full-time to helping reduce these preventable deaths. Progress has been painfully slow and discouraging at times. The physician centered, non-transparent culture developed over a hundred years was deeply engrained. But then I was introduced to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

This organization is different and just what was needed. Visionary leadership, transparency, listening, learning and sharing while engaging regulators, media, patients and caregivers together has been a breath of fresh air. Add to this state-of-the-art technology and top notch communications and something different has emerged. I have seen the old obstacles begin to collapse and be replaced by the continuous improvement resulting from this organizations leadership. I have volunteered and will continue to help any way I can to support the mission of this amazing organization.
Howard Bergendahl

1 Jane Trahanovskt

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served as a volunteer for the PSMF got the past 4 years or so. This is the most dedicated, caring group of staff, clinicians and volunteers you could ever hope to encounter. They are working hard to make zero preventable hospital deaths a reality for all of us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Patient Safety Movement on multiple occassions. The dedication shown by its members worldwide to eliminate preventable hospital deaths is inspiring. The level of care and concern by clinicians and administrators is genuine and sincere and their dedication to improving processes and procedures to cultivate a culture of safety will make each of us safer anytime we walk through a hospital’s doors.

Their free Patient Aider App provides guidance and information to assist patients, their family members and loved ones in navigating hospital situations. Your smart phone should not be without it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), is an action and outcomes based organization. By focusing on measuring lives saved, the PSMF has transformed patient safety by continually advancing in open development and sharing of actionable patient safety solutions (APSS) focused on the most prevalent patient safety concerns, while requiring that members commit to outcomes and to measuring and reporting on these outcomes.

The PSMF has enabled the global alignment of patient safety initiatives, has created a sense of urgency and most importantly has driven the belief that patient safety can improve if all people from all walks of society believe and commit to change.

The PSMF has responded to recent healthcare crises by being very present, open and agile to always be present again demonstrating that patient safety is a priority at all times and that coming together, sharing and committing are critical to keeping patient safety as a priority even in a crisis.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PSMF is the leading organization dedicated to eliminating preventable deaths from hospital errors.

PSMF is able to bring together all aspects of patient care to provide actionable solutions to eliminate preventable deaths.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is one of my favorite non-profit organizations in the entire world. Not only do they strive for the justice of patients on a global scale, but support and appreciate care providers that are moving the entire healthcare field forward. They create top notch support resources, conference engagements, marketing campaigns and all with a fantastic team that really cares. Can't recommend enough!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a composed of a group of people from all over the world who share a passion for patient safety in all care settings. The movement not only pulls together the latest information and research on patient safety topics, but they have also developed ACTIONABLE patient safety solutions for organizations to use as we all strive to obtain zero preventable patient deaths. I originally attended the annual summit when a colleague presented our hospital's commitment to patient safety and I was inspired to do more! Our hospital has continued to expand their patient safety program; as well as, I have expanded my involvement in the movement through participating in APSS work groups and recently became an ambassador!

Ehi I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with the activities of Patient Safety Movement Foundation where I also function as an Ambassador.

I remembered attending the 2017 conference in San Clemente where I got so impressed about its vision and leadership. I remember walking to Joe Kiani and telling him "Will you allow me take this to Africa? He held my hands and told, all I see in your is passion, please fill our forms and that was it.

Today, we have succeeded in hosting two editions of " Annual Patients Safety Dialogue" a Patient Safety Movement stakeholders conversation program in Nigeria.

I love this place, I am happy with the work.

Ehi Iden
Nigeria

2 tlitov

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of the work of PSMF since I began my work as a Patient Advocate. Few organizations have brought together influencers from government, healthcare, policy and finance, in addition to the technology companies who make a lot happen, and they do it in a way that has kept their goals and vision patient-centered, which for me is everything!

As such, I've also stepped up to volunteer as an Ambassador and can't say enough great things about this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being able to collaborate in this cause with the PSMF has been extremely satisfactory, first as an implementer of the APSS in Mexico, but also being able to spread the aspects of patient safety with other hospitals in Mexico.
The PSMF has a very clear mission on how to contribute to reduce the risk of patients in hospitals.
The development of guides based on good practices led by experts on the issues have been an invaluable contribution for organizations seeking to improve their processes and who did not have the tools to do so.
I wish there were more organizations with the work and commitment to achieve their goals like the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible and inspiring organization devoted to saving patients' lives from preventable medical errors. Patients and their families are the driving source in bringing together healthcare professionals, technologists, advocates, policy-makers and researchers. These groups collaborate to create patient safety solutions for healthcare systems.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization. They bring together hospitals, healthcare professionals, medical technology companies, patient advocates, drug companies, government and medical supply companies in the goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020. Very inspiring speakers at summits and in videos which motivate and challenge everyone to prevent medical errors. This organization changed my perspective and life about preventable medical errors.

Umesh P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended your conference in London when Mr Bill Clinton was one of the speakers and you awarded Mr Hunt, who was the Secreatary of State of Health and Social Care for his work on patient safety.

The whole conference was amazing. I met lot of fantastic World leaders with an interest in patient safety.

We reduced harm to patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT when I was Medical Director (2008 to 2016) by 90% over 8 years. We transformed Culture of bullying, Club Culture to kind, caring, compassionate learning Culture. We empowerd staff, patients and public to speak up

We engaged staff and patients. We removed Culture of blaming, bullying and fear. We implemented honest learning and supportive Culture. We created staff happiness Culture.

We implemented some excellent measurements. We focused on elderly care, medicine management, hospital acquired infection, in-patients falls, deterirating patients and excellent team work and good governance and accountability Culture.

Patient safety must be given top priority and it needs leaders with honesty, sincerity, integrity and courage.

Patients, families must be fully engaged and staff must be supported to do a great job.

In a Culture of fear of litigation, loss of reputation, loss of job, punishment, humiliation staff are scared report. We must change Culture of fear and bullying so that staff learn and provide safest and the best care to each and every patient.



Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non-profit with one of the best missions out there. It is lead by a strong team who is focused on stopping every preventable death in hospitals across the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Health is everything. Dont let q mistake take it away.

Eric A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This nonprofit seems to be more about having unrealistic goals (ZERO preventble deaths by 2020) to lure people in, and having expensive seminars in expensive beach hotels with Bill Clinton as a guest speaker, and lots of ties to the medical device manufacturing industry, than actually accomplishing any true patient safety efforts. The seminars are so expensive that most patient safety advocates/victims can't afford to go. So they ask a few to come on a scholarship, then just drop them when they're done with them.

It appears to me to be a shell just to raise money to have a big expensive party.

1 Vonda Vaden B.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation keeps its focus clear and actions aligned; inspiring people in every part of the healthcare ecosystem to plan for and track progress toward zero preventable hospital deaths. The PSMF leadership mission has been particularly effective at unifying legislators, administrators, clinicians, patients and their loved ones, as well as media and medical innovators.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my husband's death from a Hospital Associated-Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE), I felt an urgent need to intervene on the third leading cause of death in the U.S., preventable medical error. I researched several nonprofits and found the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's sense of urgency to appropriately match the crisis. PSMF knows that hospitals require an extraordinary level of commitment, orchestration and implementation to be the safe havens the public expects and deserves. PSMF unifies the people shaping health care delivery and the people receiving health care to insist on, plan for, and provide safe care. PSMF team members, partners, advisers, sponsors, and volunteers make a measurable impact on safety in health care, globally, 365 days a year.

Edwin L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PSMF is one of the few non for profit international organizations with such a noble cause. The goal of Zero Preventable Harm in healthcare is the only executable goal for our industry. My organization has adopted all of the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and we have made significant improvement in patient safety with more work to do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PSMF is one of a kind. The energy, knowledge, passion and action it is creating is saving lives. By creating an organic energy healthcare organizations and providers are moving the number to zero in a meaningful and measurable manner. I commit to Zero.

1 Charlie M.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

got connected with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2013, the Say/Do Ratio performance of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is righteous and beyond excellent
Mission, Vision and Values have carried the day and will continue
Proud to serve , proud of the Patient Safety Movement Foundations making a difference for all of us

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Steering Committee and have been attending PSMF events since the beginning. I have seen first-hand how they have effected change and saved lives through advocacy and education. Eliminating preventable medical error is a cause everyone can get behind, and should. PSMF is an amazing organization, dedicated to promoting best practices internationally to improve the lives of countless of patients worldwide. Together we can get to zero.

Advisor

Rating: 5

There is no more important work to be done than to help solve a chronic "patient safety crisis" condition where over 1000 people per day are lost to preventable causes in US hospitals. How have we come to tolerate this? I lost my own wife 5 years ago to such a tragedy. To this day, the hospital has said nothing about their error or her death, yet everyone got paid in full for all associated charges. How does such an unaccountable healthcare deliver system continue to operate like this ? PSM is trying to change all of this and it needs your help and your voice. Please join our efforts before you, or a loved one, becomes yet another tragic statistic.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation truly addressed an issue that is often overlooked, preventable patient death due to medical professional mistakes. Through their presentation, they have identified 16 root causes to this issue. But my favorite is preventable death due to information lost at handoff among providers. Totally avoidable. Their program creates awareness and systematic advice that maximizes information integrity needed for continuous service. I Know they saved over 81,000 lives already but even if it was one. Totally worth it

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Thank you HAscha for your review. It is the support of people like you that allows us to save more lives, each and every day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is so important because they are saving actual lives. Interning at PSMF has opened my eyes to the important changes that should be made in every healthcare institution to create an organizational culture that prioritizes patient safety. All of the individuals involved with PSMF are dedicated to achieving their goal of zero preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020 and work tirelessly toward realizing it. As a result of my involvement with PSMF, I am both a better patient and a better advocate for the safety of others in hospitals.

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Dear Writer, thank you for your review, for choosing the PSMF to intern at and for all the support you provide in order to save more loves faster.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement is exactly what we need to move the discussion forward toward Universal Healthcare in America, where ALL of the people get ALL of the care. This group is focusing in on preventable deaths and the other hidden costs associated with medical errors, and providing tools to both patients and providers to improve performance and the entire Healthcare experience. Thank goodness PSMF has taken on this effort.

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Thank you Dr. Bill. We really appreciate your feedback. It is the support of physicians like you that helps us spread the word among the community at large, especially the senior one, to better equip them with the knowledge that will keep them safe in hospitals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is one of the most committed group of professionals focused on reducing medical errors through clear actions grounded in evidence and science. The most important word is actions - they are putting their mission into doing!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Our hospitals must become safe havens. Places where you can feel that all the checks and balances are in place and rigidly enforced by everyone working there. All doctors, nurses and the whole team have created a high reliability organization and can prove it. That is what the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is all about; pulling everyone together to create the right solutions to stop preventable errors and the resulting preventable deaths and the sorrow and cost that this generates.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What's so impressive about this organization is its commitment to share and implement actionable patient safety solutions with hospital and healthcare organizations around the world. It's grown exponentially since its inception in 2012, garnering the support of the very leaders who are in a position to make a difference. Zero patient deaths by 2020 (down from 200,000-400,000 per year in US hospitals alone) is a may seem like an impossible goal. But in the words of founder Joe Kiani, "If 0 is the wrong number, what's the right one?"

Amen!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen the patient safety movement grow from a small local non-profit to one that now is truly global! It was so neat to see they moved to England for their big meeting last year! It's amazing to see what a small group of hardworking staff and a large group of volunteers can do together to help raise awareness about medical errors.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I think of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, two words come to mind: disruptor and committed. Disruptors challenge the status quo and in true collaboration, PSMF works with a number of hospitals and healthcare organizations to achieve zero harm by 2020. It is a tremendous endeavor nobody has attempted and those of us at the Hospital Quality Institute have supported this cooperative journey for the past several years. Their commitment to patient safety is boundless and we share their passion to achieve zero harm, for each patient, each time. It is a sincere privilege to collaborate with our colleagues at PSMF.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is an extremely important nonprofit that has helped patients and healthcare providers around the world. Their goal to achieve zero preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020 is what drives their hard work, dedication, and commitment. I have seen firsthand the amount of work that is put into PSMF because I have interned here for two Summers. PSMF works relentlessly to make changes in the healthcare industry and save as many patient lives as possible. They have partnered with several hospitals, medical technology companies, and other foundations to help spread the word and ignite change. It has been an honor to work with this team and contribute to this great cause. I have gained valuable experience and knowledge about an ongoing problem in many hospitals around the world. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation deserves every bit of recognition for their tireless work and commitment to patient safety.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this is one of the most important organizations out there. It brings attention to the things in healthcare that need attention. So much harm can be prevented if healthcare providers do the things they already know work. Washing hands to prevent the spread of infection, looking for signs of sepsis, lapses in transfer of care, and preventing unnecessary blood transfusions that later cause complications are big issues. Providers often don't know of the infections that occur after hospital release and if the data isn't tracked, the infection rates aren't improved. 1 in 20 patients develop a hospital acquired infection and medical error is the third leading cause of death in America. But PSM is interested in improving patient safety, not point fingers at providers. They want to share data so that the system can be better for all patients. PSM is a cause I really support and has taught me to be a better patient advocate for myself and my loved ones.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Among the most collaborative and impactful organizations bringing the clinical and public health communities together to end preventable deaths from medical errors.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Working with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation firsthand, I get to see the leadership work diligently to reach their mission of zero preventable deaths by 2020. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation promotes a collaborative effort among patients, healthcare providers, medical technologist, and policy makers to address patient safety issues. In conjunction, they develop actionable solutions and protocols that can be implemented in the hospital setting to reach their goal. It’s a great organization that is trying to make hospitals safer for all patients.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mother died of nursing home neglect after her caregivers failed to recognize a physical sign of sepsis: a hemorrhagic rash that spread slowly across her body for nearly week. Despite pleas from our family, the nursing home simply said "we're monitoring the rash." She died shortly after she arrived in the ER, after three days of vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The physician said her sepsis was so bad, every single organ in her body had been compromised, including her brain. Sepsis is a deadly illness that primarily affects the elderly because they have weaker immune systems. How could a nursing home not know this?

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is doing amazing work, bringing together all the stakeholders in patient safety from all over the world--medical professionals, medical organizations, healthcare suppliers, legislators, patients and their families--to make the kinds of changes needed to eliminate preventable deaths. Everyone agrees we need to stop preventable deaths—that part is easy. The key to solving the problem on a large scale is bringing everyone to the table to figure out the best ways to tackle the problems in all kinds of environments. The problem has always been there just wasn't a way to approach the problem on so many levels across so many boundaries--and no one group owned the problem. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation fills that gap. They are driving these discussions on a tight multi-year schedule, listening to the conversations, getting commitments by supplying proven action plans, tracking results, and saving more patient lives every year as a result.

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arianalongley 08/03/2017

We love working with you Susan, thank you for the review!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Intermountain Healthcare’s partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation continues to bring value to our organization. We made our first commitment to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2013. For the first time we moved from measuring prevalence rates to “lives spared harm and lives saved.” This really personalized the work of patient safety for our frontline clinicians. We also benefitted from the shared learning as we contributed to the development of Actionable Patient Safety Solutions with global healthcare. Together, teams develop solutions that are contributing to the reduction of medical harm around the world. Our active participation also affords us the opportunity to have input in public policy as the foundation partners and engages with our State and Federal officials to develop healthcare policies that reduce medical harm and improve interoperability of healthcare technology. Together, we have the opportunity every day to engage in the noble work of Zero Harm.

Robin Betts, RN AVP Quality & Patient Safety for Intermountain Healthcare

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Advisor

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization dedicated to eliminating preventable patient deaths in hospitals by the year 2020 (#0X2020). In just 5 years, they have made incredible strides around the world in motivating hospitals to make a public commitment to patient safety by implementing solutions called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions. They have saved thousands of lives. Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. I myself was the victim of a medical error but was lucky to survive it. This organization is working to make sure you and your family do not become a statistic. To make #0X2020 a reality, they will need all of our help!