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FALLS


June 2016
Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health              care.  However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and        misconceptions about the sharing of information.  The Joint Commission, with input from its Patient and Family                Advisory Council, has issued a white paper designed to dispel those myths and to help organizations design more            effective communication practices.​​​


​2015
Treating fall injuries is very costly.  In 2015, total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion.1  Because the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to rise.


September 2014

​ Many people who have experienced the birth of a newborn baby most likely have warm  thoughts of going to see the baby in the hospital and holding the baby for the first time. However, accidents can happen while families are bonding with their newborn baby while in the hospital


Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through education, advocacy, and support.

We envision a world in which the patient's voice is heard and no one is harmed by healthcare.