Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Latex: A Lingering and Lurking Safety Risk
After the topic of latex allergies surfaced in the 1980s, awareness grew and risk reduction strategies were created; however, a review of events reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System questions the persistence of latex exposure protections.
This recurring feature highlights successes of healthcare workers in keeping patients safe; in this instance, identifying when a component of a system was missing.
Celebrate the 2018 I Am Patient Safety Winners
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s annual I Am Patient Safety contest promotes individuals and groups within Pennsylvania’s healthcare facilities who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to patient safety. It is with great pleasure that the Authority shares the stories of the 2018 contest winners.