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PDC Partners with National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) to Improve Patient Safety

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PDC Partners with National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) to Improve Patient Safety

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SAN FERNANDO, CA -- Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic identification technology, has joined the National Patient Safety Foundation's (NPSF) Corporate Councils and Roundtables (CCR) program to develop innovative and practical patient safety solutions.
 
The CCR program provides a forum for healthcare industry leaders to work alongside NPSF Board members, healthcare providers, and hospital executives to reduce medical errors. In addition to PDC, the inaugural Corporate Council includes 3M Company, ALARIS Medical Systems, Inc., Battelle Memorial Institute, Cardinal Health, Inc., and Philips Medical Systems.
 
The CCR program offers many opportunities for participating companies to work with NPSF to improve the safety of patients. Corporate Council members are developing safety demonstration projects with the hospitals and health systems in NPSF's Stand Up for Patient Safety membership program. These demonstration projects will create a dialogue between Corporate Council members and the provider community, exposing hospitals to emerging patient safety advancements and alerting healthcare product manufacturers to the patient safety problems encountered by providers. The projects will also further the business case for patient safety by demonstrating the cost savings associated with fewer medical errors.
 
In addition, the CCR program serves as a vehicle for interaction between Council members and the NPSF Board. Corporate Council members may access NPSF's Speakers Bureau, leveraging the expertise of NPSF's Board. Council members may also participate in the Speakers Bureau, providing patient safety knowledge specific to their industry segments. Finally, the NPSF Board will turn to its Corporate Council members for guidance and advice on emerging patient safety topics. By pooling their resources and expertise, the NPSF Board and Corporate Council members can engage in joint problem-solving activities to advance the cause and culture of patient safety.
 
"Beyond hospitals and doctors, the challenge of establishing a culture of patient safety extends to healthcare businesses and executives," says Robert Krawisz, Executive Director for NPSF. "The CCR program allows NPSF to draw on the expertise, knowledge, and experience of more healthcare leaders who share our dedication to improving patient safety."
 
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC's quality system meets the requirements of the International Standards Organization ISO-9001 certification, representing the finest in product service, design, and manufacturing. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
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