PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
The Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY) was founded in 1996 to empower patients and their families to be active members of their healthcare teams. Research shows that involved and informed patients have better outcomes. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country and cost the economy as much as $29 billion a year.
We use the stories and experiences of patients and their families, as well as information and research distributed by nationally recognized patient safety organizations, to educate and advocate for safe care. This may mean at the bedside helping your loved ones help you.
Pulse workshops and community programs were developed with national and local leaders in patient safety. Participants often share health care experiences which Pulse uses to find solutions and make improvements through educational programs. 89% of the people who were surveyed following Pulse programs reported that they will change their behavior because of what they learned.
We never charge for our advocacy services. To help support this ongoing work, consider making Pulse your charities of choice this year.