The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has announced several new commitments from hospitals seeking to achieve goals of ZERO preventable deaths, as well as an update from one of its current commitments.

Hospital Name: Hospital CIMA Hermosillo in Sonora, Mexico, has made a commitment in alignment with the PSMF's Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) #2A Hand Hygiene.

Hospitales MAC in Jalisco, Mexico, has made a commitment in alignment with the PSMF's Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) #1 Culture of Safety.

Hospital Santos Degollado Bicentenario Isem in Estado de México, Mexico, has made a commitment in alignment with the PSMF's Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) #5 Patient Blood Management.

Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida, made an initial commitment in May 2018 around APSS #15 Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Placement and Verification. In order to meet the National Patient Safety Goal of zero harm, gastric pH testing for the confirmation of NG/OG tube placement must be implemented. NG tube placement is confirmed by testing the pH of gastric aspirate, which should be in the desired range of 1.0-5.0.

Parrish Medical Center also reported a reduction in complication rates: 261 patients had the gastric PH performed. The benchmark average reported that 2.25 percent of the tubes placed caused serious harm. It is estimated that six lives were saved this year so far.