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AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.

The AMC PSO strives to act as a national convener of clinicians and health care organizations in an effort to promote patient safety by focusing on specific quality and safety initiatives.

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These learnings can be found in guidelines, papers and our Patient Safety Alerts, which can be downloaded for free on the AMC PSO Publications page.
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    Patient Safety Guidance for Pathology Specimens

    Guideline
    The AMC PSO convened the Lost Specimens Task Force to offer guidance — and identify and mitigate risks — for specimen loss and mishandling that results in diagnostic error.
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    Patient Safety Framework for Inter-hospital Transfers

    Guideline
    The AMC PSO convened the Inter-hospital Transfers Task Force to offer guidance — and recommend risk mitigation strategies — concerning potential patient safety risks associated with inter-hospital transfers. These inter-hospital transfer guidelines address previously overlooked safety concerns.
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    Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit

    Guideline
    At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the Virtual Care Task Force to offer guidance for patient safety experts in their efforts to provide the safest possible care to patients through a virtual platform.
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    Patient Safety Framework for Mitigating Wrong Level Spine Surgery

    Guideline
    At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the task force to develop a set of literature-supported, consensus-based recommendations addressing patient safety considerations for mitigating risk in spine surgery.
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    Interventional Radiology Guidelines

    Guideline
    At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the task force to develop a set of literature-supported, consensus-based guidelines addressing patient safety considerations for mitigating risk in interventional radiology.
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    EHR Downtime Guidelines

    Guideline
    At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the task force to develop a set of literature-supported, consensus-based guidelines addressing patient safety considerations during unplanned EHR downtime events.

    Safety in the ED: Improving the Care of Behavioral Health Patients

    Guideline
    At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the Emergency Medicine Behavioral Health Safety Task Force to evaluate best practices and current risks associated with the care of patients with behavioral health crises in the Emergency Department (ED).
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    Neonatal Encephalopathy Guidelines

    Guideline
    At the behest of its membership, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization convened a Task Force to arrive at a set of consensus-based guidelines for the most effective use of therapeutic hypothermia in cases of suspected neonatal encephalopathy.
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