Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation

Login / Logout |   | Follow Us: twitter facebook linkedin


The clock is ticking…

As we approach the close of this year, many of us will take time to reflect and look back on our accomplishments and successes and prepare to set new goals and objectives for the New Year.  

At EMPSF, we believe our focus on patient safety is more important than ever.  The challenges facing emergency medicine providers to deliver safe quality care are as daunting as ever.  We recognize the reality that your organizations, with all of the demands you face, are unable to dedicate the time, energy and resources needed to address the significant patient safety risks you encounter on every shift.  

As an advocate for safety, EMPSF is expanding its reach in 2015 and is working with patient safety leaders and organizations to identify and develop critically needed patient safety tools, resources and best practices.  Our goal is to provide these safety solutions free of charge. 

As you evaluate what is most important to you in your year-end giving plans, I invite you to consider making a charitable gift for patient safety.  

Your tax deductible year-end donation to EMPSF is vital to our success in continuing our mission to support the emergency medicine community in our efforts to prevent harm and save lives.

To learn more about our 2015 objectives and how you can be involved, please contact me at dvass@empsf.org.

Please show your support for patient safety and make a donation today.  Lives depend on it.

Please give today!

Together we can make a meaningful impact for change. Lives depend on it.




With heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday season,

                                 Dianne Vass

                             Executive Director

Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Tax ID# 27-0057395


Patient Safety Movement Foundation Partners with EMPSF!

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that it has partnered with the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF) to help achieve zero preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020.

Click here for more details...

Innovations in Patient Safety, Presented by ACEP, Urgent Matters, and the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation


Sunday, October 26 - 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here for more details...


Call for Presenters 2015 Webinar Series


The Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF) is seeking key patient safety content experts for our 2015 Educational Webinar Series.

The Educational Webinars focus on providing valuable information, tools and resources on solving the patient safety challenges associated with providing emergency care in the pre-hospital and Emergency Department Settings. The Webinars will focus on best practices and evidence based solutions that have been applied and demonstrated to be successful as well as identifying patient safety challenges that need to be addressed.

Attendees include emergency medicine and emergency medical services providers, nurses, hospital administrators, pharmacists, risk managers, patient safety officers, academic researchers and others.

If you are interested in presenting a Webinar, please complete the Call for Presenters Application attached. Please be sure spelling of name is correct and all relevant titles, degrees and credentials are included. Presenters are provided with a complimentary Webinar CD to share with your staff. There are no presenter honorarium fees. Presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for 2-3 Webinars.

If selected, the information you provide will be advertised and offered for download on the EMPSF website in addition to any handouts. All presenters are required to grant to EMPSF a nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license to reproduce, make derivative works, publish, distribute, and/or sell the recording, transcript, and/or related materials of my presentation. This license does not prohibit the speaker from using this presentation in the future for his/her own professional or personal work.

Presenters will be asked to include any tools and resources that attendees will find useful relevant to the topic. Presentation formats will be between 1 – 1.5 hours with 10-15 minutes for Q&A. Presenters agree to have their presentations taped by EMPSF and grant EMPSF permission to use the content in EMPSF communications with appropriate reference to source.

Suggested Topic Categories


Areas of particular interest include the following topic categories from either the perspective of a discussion of patient safety risks or proposed solutions. Examples of implemented programs with measured impact on reducing patient safety risk are especially sought. Additional topic categories are welcome as long as they are specific to emergency care.

  • Handoffs
  • Boarding, overcrowding, patient flow
  • Medication safety
  • Communication
  • Workplace violence
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Teamwork
  • Equipment issues and safe design
  • Human factor engineering
  • Electronic medical records/ED information systems
  • Falls
  • MRI safety
  • Safety of culture
  • Safe injection practices
  • Radiology reports
  • Behavioral health patients boarded in the ED
  • Preventing unnecessary readmissions and visits to the ED
  • Discharge instructions and other safe practices
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Telemedicine
  • Summary of information in the area of patient safety, legal, or risk that would be of interest to emergency department staff including ED nurses and physicians

Presenter Application


Read the article in the ASHRM 2nd Quarter Newsletter - "Your Emergency Department Can Achieve High Reliability and Safety with Physician Sign Out"

Click here to download