Patient Safety

One-of-a-kind Patient Safety Course gives TCOM students an edgeBy Steven Bartolotta Lillee Gelinas, MS, RN, CPPS, FAAN, remembers the first patient she ever lost. She was in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps and missed a respiratory depression that ultimately led to the patient’s death. Devastating experiences like that drove the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) to create the nation’s first and only Read More »

Mar 26, 2021

Alfredo García Saz
HSC Fort Worth donates 5,000 surgical masks for first respondersBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is giving the Fort Worth Fire Department 5,000 surgical masks and calling on health organizations across the region to make similar donations to first responders in need. “This donation continues to demonstrate the relationship between the Fort Worth Fire Department and Read More »

Mar 25, 2020

Summit FC
From a family’s heartbreak comes hard patient safety lessonsBy Jan Jarvis   For a brief moment, 13-year-old Quinn Kott seemed to bounce back from whatever was racking his body, causing nausea, garbled speech and loss of consciousness. He had spent more than two hours slumped in a wheelchair at Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in Fredericksburg, Texas, where the staff was inattentive Read More »

Feb 12, 2018

Pss FC
Patient Safety Summit shares innovations inspired by tragediesBy Jan Jarvis Lessons learned from tragedy – both in the skies and on the ground – will be addressed during UNT Health Science Center’s third annual Patient Safety Summit starting Thursday at the Fort Worth Club. During the third annual summit on the “Ethical Imperative of Highly Reliable and Safe Patient Care,” participants will Read More »

Feb 7, 2018

Senator Jane Nelson
A champion for patient safetyBy Jeff Carlton Senator Jane Nelson, whose support for a culture change around safety in health care led to the creation of the Institute for Patient Safety at UNT Health Science Center, will receive an advocacy award on Thursday in Fort Worth. The inaugural Patient Safety Advocacy Award will go to the senator from Flower Mound Read More »

Oct 27, 2016

Patient Safety
New Institute for Patient Safety focused on making health care safer in TexasBy Jeff Carlton   A collaborative institute launching Tuesday at UNT Health Science Center will focus on patient safety problems and preventable medical errors, crises that contribute to 251,000 deaths annually in the United States. The Health Science Center’s new Institute for Patient Safety will take a lead role in professional and community education, research Read More »

May 17, 2016

DALE AKERS patient safety
Confronting the problem of medical errors at Patient Safety SummitBy Betsy Friauf   Dale Akers lost a rib to a medical error. Register now Leading Innovation in Patient Safety: Best Practices and Global Strategies Summit An incorrect diagnosis led a surgeon to remove one of his ribs in the mistaken belief it would cure the pain in Akers’ chest and abdomen and his debilitating Read More »

Oct 19, 2015