Feb. 15 2018: The Children's Hospital Association recently released "8 Ideas to Drive Future Results at your Children's Hospital." Read more about the CHA recommendation to use I-PASS in team communication every day here!
Feb. 12, 2018: The I-PASS Institute and CRICO Strategies announce a new partnership this week aimed at reducing medical errors and malpractice risk. Read more about this exciting new venture in the full press release, which can be found here.
Dec 2017: Listen to a new CRICO podcast here, and hear a firsthand account of how improved communication is necessary for the safety of patients.
Nov. 2017: The I-PASS Institute was recently awarded a contract bid with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center to implement the I-PASS handoff program across the institution. Read more about this project here!
Oct. 2017: "The best strategies for improving patient handoffs take a more comprehensive approach instead of focusing exclusively on that moment when a patient’s care is transferred from one caregiver to another, says Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at Harvard Medical School." Read more about [...]
September: In the latest sentinel event alert issued by the Joint Commission, inadequate handoff communication is identified as an area hospitals can improve in order to reduce sentinel events. Check out the full alert from the Joint Commission here: [pdf-embedder url="https://ipassweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SEA_58_Hand_off_Comms_9_6_17_FINAL_1.pdf" title="SEA_58_Hand_off_Comms_9_6_17_FINAL_(1)"]
Aug. 2017: Read more about how the I-PASS Patient Safety Institute is helping the academic hospital achieve safer shift changes with game-based training, EHR mnemonics and benchmarking tools in the cloud. The full article can be found here.
Hear Dr. Landrigan discuss the core concepts of the I-PASS handoff mnemonic, as interviewed by Dr. Chuck Murphy at the NPSM Mid-year Meeting. Watch the video here!
Integrating Research, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care: Disseminating, Adapting, and Implementing the I-PASS Program
July 2017: To further disseminate I-PASS, Study Group members delivered hundreds of academic presentations, including plenaries at scientific meetings, workshops, and institutional Grand Rounds. Some 3,563 individuals, representing more than 500 institutions in the 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 57 other countries, have requested access to I-PASS materials. Most [...]
June 2017: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to obtain employee feedback on ways to improve medical care and safety for the approximately 8,000 patients who receive care each year. Based on the survey feedback, the Memphis-based hospital launched a hospital-wide initiative in 2017 to improve the handoffs of patient care, [...]