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Avoiding Injuries to Patients

At UPMC, we're committed to fighting the risk of preventable harm to those in our care. We take a proactive approach across our health system. This focuses on safer treatments and care settings.

Our programs and initiatives keep you and your loved ones safe at UPMC clinics. These include:

  • A 3-phase pre-care safety checklist in each UPMC operating room. This includes outpatient surgical centers.
  • Medicine safety measures to help ensure you get the right drugs in the right dose and form, and at the right time.
  • Standardized infection control measures to help stop the spread of infections people may get in the hospital.