Patient Safety Project Awarded

For the implementation of a pocket guide on "preventing patient harm," Meritus Medical Center was selected as one of the top-twenty -- out of 78 -- patient safety solutions projects. The projects were submitted to the Maryland Patient Safety Center for the 2016 Minogue award. Project champions recently traveled to the annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference in Baltimore, to present the project. Additional project submissions from Meritus Medical Center included: Drug shortage management strategy; Bedside medication verification - Improving scan rates using a systematic approach; Code delivery in the emergency department; Standardize central line dressing; and Increase near-miss reporting initiative.