Patient Safety Adverse Event Reporting

The purpose and authority of the Utah Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement Program (PSSIP) is depicted in Utah Administrative Code R429-1. Facilities are required to report to the Department all patient safety events within 72 hours of the facility’s determination that a patient safety event has occurred. Patient safety events may be categorized as reportable events with outcome assessed by harm scale, reportable events resulting in permanent patient harm, intervention to sustain life, or patient death; and reportable events referenced by other reporting rules.

Utah uses REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases, to collect information about adverse patient safety events that occur within facilities. To report a patient safety adverse event, you must first have a REDCAP Account.

All information collected is confidential and is not used to reprimand facilities for occurrences. The database contains records submitted from 2001 on.

Signing up for REDCap is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

One . . .

Register with Utah Master Directory (UMD) at https://id.utah.gov/profile/account. See detailed instructions for creating a UMD account.

Two . . .

Login to REDCap at https://redcap.health.utah.gov/redcap. You may get a notice saying that your access is denied, this is normal. We recommend that you bookmark the page. See detailed instructions for accessing REDCap.

Three . . .

Ask your supervisor to send an email to Carl Letamendi, cletamendi@utah.gov and Sri Bose, sbose@utah.gov indicating that you are authorized to submit patient safety reports on behalf of your facility.

Reporting an Adverse Event

Once you have signed up for an account. You are ready to submit your event using the REDCap system.

  1. Go to the REDCap Record Entry page.
  2. Click "Add New Record"
  3. Enter the information of the new event.
  4. Click "Save and Exit Form" at bottom or top right of the page to report the event.

Need Help?

Please review our FAQ and the Reporting an Adverse Event flyer,  and contact us for further assistance.