Global Patient Safety Forum

The GPSF is a convening alliance with a mission to save lives, save money, and build value in the community it serves.  The Forum was expressly founded to make available important content that the collaborators want to share more broadly. This website is not intended to compete with any other initiative and will meet its objectives if collaborators and those interested in the topics share the information with their communities. There are no financial requirements of users of the site. Certain communities are private in order to protect those we serve and those who serve. Those we serve are patients and their families. Those who serve are the caregivers, administrators, researchers, educators, and staff in the healthcare industry.

Global Innovators Network

We are a global network of leaders from academia, industry, government, NGOs, philanthropy, and faith-based organizations who are collaborating on best practices in leadership of innovation. Spawned to meet the global needs of innovators in healthcare and patient safety, our work has expanded to multiple sectors with a focus on mentorship and development of great leaders. There is no specific commercial purpose of this website and no required financial relationship between the collaborators. No direct, indirect, or affiliated financial support of any type from the healthcare industry has funded this site or communities of practice served here. The information available through this website is entirely free.

Med Tac Bystander Care Program

Med Tac is short for “Medical Tactical” and is an advanced first aid platform. The goal is to teach anyone the critical bystander care skills that can save lives during the most common life threatening emergencies. Our focus is to train all ages to provide the greatest help in the first 10 minutes before professional first responders arrive and then assist them when they do.  The training includes how to work with professional first responders and how to help families as they proceed through hospital emergency care.

Bystander Care Training is a critical need in all communities. The preventable deaths we see in the news are the tip of the iceberg. Our program is a Good Samaritan support system to help everyone learn life-saving actions that will save lives.

High Impact Care Hazards are conditions that are frequent, severe, preventable, and measurable. We have identified the leading causes of death that strike children, youth, and those in their workforce years. We provide evidence-based bystander care training that can have the greatest impact.

Lifeline Behaviors are the skills and competencies that bystanders can learn that will save lives in the few precious minutes before the professional first responders arrive. Such behaviors can be learned by children, adults, and entire families. We have programs for children, adults, law enforcement, educators, and caregivers.

MedTac is the only integrated program addressing the top causes of death of otherwise healthy children, youth, and adults in the workforce. Med Tac partners with terrific on-site trainers from great organizations who are already in the community.