The Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI), part of the AAMI Foundation, has been awarded the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for its efforts to advance high acuity and critical care nursing regionally and nationally.

The award will be presented during the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ 2013 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Boston, scheduled for May 18-23. The award includes a $750 honorarium, which will help fund another HTSI project.

Established to advance the vision that “healthcare technology will advance patient safety and will do no harm,” HTSI has focused on infusion safety and clinical alarms. Its aim is to develop and share best practices, highlight safety innovations, identify and fill research needs, close education gaps, and reduce errors from the use of healthcare technology. 

For more information about HTSI and the Pioneering Spirit award, visit the AAMI website.