The Florida Academic Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (FAH-PSO) was created to benefit and serve its member organizations and their practitioners. The FAH-PSO provides a federally protected vehicle for sharing collective data, convening discussions on patient safety events, and facilitating patient safety activities. The FAH-PSO assists providers with interpretive expert-aided knowledge and guidance towards the development of best practice recommendations, clinical interventions and organizational initiatives designed to improve the safety of patient care.
The FAH PSO generated Consensus Recommendations for the Use of Medical Chaperones during Sensitive Examinations, with a focus on addressing and enhancing education and training. Medical Chaperone policies seek to provide a consistent, standard, and safe care environment for patients, promoting respect for the patient’s dignity and the professional nature of sensitive examinations.
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Use of Medical Chaperones During Sensitive Examinations
The FAH PSO generated Consensus Recommendations for the Treatment and Management of Ear Impaction, with a focus on informed consent, equipment use, medical record documentation, staff training/education, and aftercare.
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Treatment and Management of Ear Impaction
In December 2019, members of the FAH PSO were notified of the following Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (www.AQIPS.org) message: Upon the 20th Anniversary of the “To Err is Human” Report, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports that the cornerstone to the Federal response: Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) are effective in preventing patient harm, improving patient outcomes and saving lives.
2019 End-of-Year Update
Members of the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Task Force of the FAH PSO presented their recommendations at the 2019 AHRQ 11th Annual Meeting of PSOs.
Behavioral Health Integration in the University Setting
The Behavioral Health Integration Task Force of the FAH PSO generated Consensus Recommendations to improve identification and management of behavioral healthcare, with a focus on the integration of multiple services and providers within the university setting and surrounding area providers.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2018 National Forum Storyboard Presented at the IHI conference
PSO Task Force – Full Report – Behavioral Health Integration
The PSO can be utilized in a variety of ways to benefit both providers and their patients. See how the FAH PSO was fundamental in identifying medication prescriptions that may prolong QT intervals and the pharmacy intervention, provider education, and improvements that resulted.
PSO Task Force – Pharmacy Intervention
The Student Concussion Task Force of the FAH PSO developed Consensus Recommendations to improve identification, patient care, and treatment of concussions within the university setting.
PSO Task Force – Student Concussion Treatment