TMC takes patient safety very seriously. We have patient safety programs to ensure the safety of our patients while in our hospital. Patients can also help in keeping safe. Below are the programs and tips which make patient safety a priority.
The Partnership for Patients: A public-private partnership to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans, the partnership brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses and patient advocates along with state and federal governments in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable and less costly.
5 Million Lives Campaign: We participate in a national campaign aimed at reducing medical errors, which can lead to patient harm.
Medication Safety- comprehensive program to reduce medication errors.
Falls Reduction: We reduce falls by performing an assessment of each patient’s individual risk for falling, sharing this information with the patient’s care team, and intervening to decrease the patient's risk of falling.
It’s OK to Ask - A Hand-Washing Program: The most effective way to reduce the spread of infection is through handwashing.
Pressure Ulcer Reduction: A head-to-toe skin assessment is part of our standard care.
TMC encourages our patients to be involved with their care as a strategy to reduce errors and help keep health care safe. The SPEAK UP program encourages patients to ask questions and discuss safety concerns.
Write down all your medications and share with your medical team. Carry a list with you and keep it up to date. Go to www.themedform.com to get a form.
Below find a 15-minute patient safety video (one in English, the other in Spanish) that outlines some of the precautions patients can take to ensure a speedy recovery without extra complications.