CHA News Article

CHPSO Retained Surgical Items Webinar Offers Lessons Learned
Feb. 1, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. (PT)

The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) is presenting a webinar tomorrow morning on the results of its multi-state collaborative effort to identify issues with retained surgical items, especially small miscellaneous items such as pieces of drill bits and micro-needles. Led by CHPSO, the collaborative also includes PSOs in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee. The webinar will highlight lessons learned to date from near misses and actual events that can help protect patients. CHPSO members have received information via e-mail on how to participate.

One of the largest PSOs in the nation, CHPSO analyzes patient safety data, develops and shares best practices, and helps individual hospitals accelerate safety improvements. CHPSO membership is a complimentary benefit for members of CHA. Membership is also available to hospitals outside of California for a fee. Contact CHPSO at (916) 552-2600 or for membership questions.