The Oregon Public Health Division works with the Oregon Patient Safety Commission (OPSC) to offer a variety of programs to improve patient safety, including educational trainings, adverse event reporting programs, and toolkits developed specifically for Oregon healthcare providers.
OPSC Programs of Interest
Quality Improvement Collaboratives
Collaboratives bring together professionals from across the continuum of care to address common healthcare concerns. This structured approach provides expert faculty guidance over several months to support rapid and sustainable change. Past collaboratives have included bloodstream infection reduction initiatives, antimicrobial stewardship program development, and healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention (pdf).
Training and Education
The Commission provides a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year for healthcare professionals including webinars, monthly newsletters, and in-person trainings.
The Commission has developed a variety of resources for healthcare professionals. Below are several toolkits developed for specific care settings.
- The Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Toolkit provides guidance on the development and implementation of infection prevention programs in ASCs.
- The Dialysis Collaborative Toolkit is for healthcare professionals working in dialysis care settings. The resources included in the toolkit were used during the Commission’s Dialysis BSI Prevention Collaborative and NW Dialysis BSI Prevention Collaborative and was further developed with input from collaborative participants.
- The HAI Collaborative Toolkit is for healthcare professionals working in hospitals on a variety of healthcare-associated infection prevention strategies. The resources included in the toolkit were used during the HAI Prevention Collaborative and was further developed with input from collaborative participants.
Patient Safety Reporting Program (PSRP)
The PSRP program offers organizations a way to report adverse events, share lessons learned, correct underlying system failures, and contribute to a state-wide pool of information that can be used to identify themes and facilitate shared learning. PSRP is currently open to ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies. Each year, OSPC publishes annual summaries that provide an aggregate look at submitted adverse event reports.