Patient Safety (online ISSN 2641-4716), Vol 3 No 3 published September 2021.
The September 2021 issue of Patient Safety is here, just in time for World Patient Safety Day. Read or download it now. Highlights from this month include
- How a team of nurses is revolutionizing sepsis diagnosis and treatment at WellSpan
- A first-of-its-kind analysis of safety events in the hospital involving patients admitted following a motor vehicle crash
- A look at the experiences of home care workers on the front lines of the pandemic
- A cross-comparison of verification methods for nasogastric tube placement
- A study examining whether combining live training with simulation improves paracentesis skills retention
- Stories of last year’s patient safety heroes
Patient Safety is fully open access, with no author fees. Each issue of our award-winning journal features original research, data from one of the world’s largest event reporting databases, perspectives, interviews, quality improvement projects, and more. We always welcome manuscript submissions that can help advance safety for all patients.
Thank you to our authors, peer reviewers, editorial board members, Patient Safety Authority staff, and readers—and everyone who has been sharing this publication within their circle. Together we save lives.
Letter From the Editor
Original Research and Articles
Patient Safety Initiatives
Welcome to Patient Safety!
As the journal of the Patient Safety Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed to the vision of “safe healthcare for all patients,” we publish open access, peer-reviewed articles highlighting original research, advanced analytics, and hot topics in healthcare.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do at the Authority. Recognizing and sharing patient experiences helps guide our efforts and inspire change, and we seek to engage patients in our work whenever possible. Patients provide their perspective in this journal not only as contributors, with a patient or family commentary in every issue, but also as members of the editorial board and trusted advisors.
With the best interest of patients always top of mind, the mission of this publication is to give clinicians, administrators, and patients the information they need to prevent harm and improve safety—including evidence-based, original research; editorials addressing current and sometimes controversial issues; and analysis of data from one of the world’s largest adverse event reporting databases. Patient Safety complies with the Patients Included™ journal charter, which requires at least two patient members on the editorial board; regular publication of editorials, reviews, or research articles authored by patients; and peer review by patients.
We invite you to submit manuscripts that align with our mission. We’re particularly looking for well-written original research articles, reviews, commentaries, case studies, data analyses, quality improvement studies, or other manuscripts that will advance patient safety.
Together we can save lives.