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Ohio Patient Safety Institute




Welcome to
the Ohio Patient Safety Institute. OPSI is dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute was founded by the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Through this collaboration and common effort, OPSI has the ability to work with Ohio hospitals and health care workers to improve health care outcomes in Ohio. 

Mission

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute is the leader and catalyst in developing and transforming health care into a reliable, safe delivery system.
 
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OPSI Annual Best Practice Award Patient Safety Week

Call for Nominations - 2018 Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award. Deadline Dec. 29, 2017.

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Monthly OPSI Resource

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week - November 13th - 19th

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection. 

The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine. However, up to 50% of all the antibiotics prescribed for people are not needed or are not optimally effective as prescribed.

Antibiotics are also commonly used for promoting growth in food animals, one type of use that is not necessary.  Click here for more information from the CDC.

November is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Month

Click here to find out more information about the stages of pressure ulcers and prevention. 
 

OPSI Awareness Calendar 2017-2018

OPSI Awareness Calendar is a valuable resource highlighting health care awareness days, weeks and months. To view, click here.

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