Daily Archives September 11, 2012

Falls Prevention Awareness Day – September 21

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The statistics related to falls are staggering and the concern isn’t going away.  The CDC states “every year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls” and nearly 20,000 older adults died in 2008 from fall injuries – and that number continues to rise.  Let’s stand together to prevent falls.

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has compiled multiple resources to help you promote Show Me Falls Free Missouri:


For more information about falls and how to prevent them, contact the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:

Phone: 573-751-6400   |   Email: info@health.mo.gov   |   Ask a Question – Email the Department

2nd Missouri HEN Statewide Improvement Collaborative Training

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The second Missouri HEN Statewide Improvement Collaborative Training took place on Thursday and Friday, September 6-7, 2012, in Columbia, Missouri.    There were over 150 attendees representing hospitals from all over the state.

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety presented on the following 5 initiatives:  CAUTI, CLABSI, SSI, VAP, and Falls/Injuries from Falls.   In addition, Pat Posa wrapped up her 3-part series for MOCPS on CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program).  The Q & A sessions after the presentations were lively with great interaction from the attendees.  Thank you to everyone who joined us!

The next Missouri HEN Collaborative Training is scheduled for December 12-13 in Columbia, Missouri.


Great Ideas Exchanged at CUSP/Stop CAUTI Learning Session!

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MOCPS welcomed representatives from 10 of our CUSP/Stop CAUTI Cohort 2 teams to Columbia on September 5th, 2012, for the final Learning Session of this collaborative. We were very fortunate to have Dr. Tammy Lundstrom, CMO for Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio, speak on the challenges and importance of sustainability after collaborative projects come to an end. She shared some great tips on communicating with physicians about catheter use and how to bring utilization numbers down. Teams were recognized for 100% data reporting and for reductions in their CAUTI rates.

Congratulations to:

  • Bothwell Regional Health Center
  • Callaway Community Hospital
  • Citizens Memorial Hospital
  • Cooper County Memorial Hospital
  • Cox Medical Centers
  • Cushing Memorial Hospital
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center
  • Liberty Hospital
  • Mercy Washington
  • Missouri Southern Healthcare
  • Ozarks Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Lukes South Hospital
  • The University of Kansas Hospital

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