Learning Hospital Preparedness for Tornado Activity

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Recent tornadoes like the EF-2 which ripped through Branson, Missouri, at 130 mph and others affecting several other states in the Midwest caused millions of dollars in damage, lives lost and even hospitals damaged.  And that was in February.

Harrisburg (IL) Medical Center, located about 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, was struck by a powerful tornado that damaged the facility, luckily not before the hospital was able to move patients to safety in interior areas.

It is imperative that we learn lessons from our colleagues who have experienced such tragedies.  Join MOCPS at the Conquering Chaos conference with our Keynote Panel from St. Johns in Joplin – the Joplin experience: maintaining the focus – safety during chaos — Tuesday, April 17, 2012  at Stoney Creek Inn 2601 South Providence Road, Columbia, Missouri.

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Missouri Center for Patient Safety Announces New Board of Directors Member, Dr. Rose Porter

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Dr. Rose Porter joins MOCPS in support of its work helping all Missourians receive the safest care.

Jefferson City, MO. – March 6, 2012 – The Missouri Center for Patient Safety, MOCPS, an independent, nonprofit located in Jefferson City, announced Dr. Rose Porter, Emeritus, is a new member of its board of directors.

The board of directors governs MOCPS operations, including its function as a federally-designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and as a leader in providing solutions and resources to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery.

Dr. Porter replaces Dr. Julian Sebastian, previous dean of the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Nursing. Read More

Next Survey on Patient Safety Culture Begins April 2nd!

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Are you ready for AHRQ’s Survey on Patient Safety culture at your location?  Submit your interest form for the April 2nd survey cycle by Thursday, March 8th!

Did you know?  The patient safety culture survey provides feedback on your organization’s communication, teamwork, patient safety, leadership, and staff engagement?  The results can be used to improve your current culture and improve patient satisfaction, reduce liability exposure, improve staff satisfaction, reduce staff turnover, reduce liability insurance, and much more! Read More

MOCPS Co-Hosts CUSP/Stop CLABSI Mid-Course Meeting in Topeka, Kansas

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The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, along with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety, co-hosted the Cohort 5 & 6 CUSP/Stop CLABSI Mid-Course meetings in Topeka, Kansas this week!  Over 30 teams from Kansas and Missouri were in attendance and participated in group work on overcoming project barriers and walked through the process of learning from a defect.

Several Missouri teams were recognized for completing 6 or more consecutive months without a CLABSI in 2011, and teams from Cohort 2 in the Greater Kansas City area were recognized for completing the two year project.  Congratulations to all the Missouri teams!

Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities For Patient Safety Conference!

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Conquering Chaos – the Humanity and Science of Safe Care, the 2012 Missouri Center for Patient Safety Conference will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2011 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri!

We welcome your support for safe health care through a Sponsorship and/or hosting a Vendor Booth!

Attendance is expected to be over 250. Historically, attendees include executives, senior managers, patient safety officers, and clinicians, and others with a vested interest in improving the safety of care – health plans, employers, attorneys, insurers, policymakers and regulators. Read More

MOCPS and the MAA Participate in the American Ambulance Association Convention This Week

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The MOCPS and the Missouri Ambulance Association (MAA) were selected for a poster presentation at the American Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas this week!  The poster, titled “Confidentiality Protection for your QI Work With a Patient Safety Organization”, showcases the Missouri EMS PSO Project, and its progress to date!  MOCPS, MAA, and Outcome Engineering are also sponsoring a joint vendor booth to promote the Just Culture message and the new EMS training materials which all three organizations contributed to developing.

OIG Report Calls For Improved Tracking Of Serious Adverse Events In Hospitals

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MHA Staff Contact: Sharon Burnett

report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General finds state survey agencies need to improve their tracking of serious hospital errors, including suicide and other adverse events. OIG recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require all immediate jeopardy complaint surveys to evaluate compliance with the quality assessment and performance improvement Conditions of Participation. OIG also suggests that CMS ensure state agencies monitor hospitals’ corrective actions for sustained improvements, amend guidance on disclosure to explain the nature of complaints to hospitals and improve communication with accreditors.

Streamline Your Patient Safety Culture Survey!

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Do you Want to Streamline your Patient Safety Culture Survey?

Using AHRQ’s standardized test questions and format, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has developed a convenient, online environment for your staff to anonymously take the survey on a computer at work, at home, or in the local coffee shop – anywhere they feel comfortable providing honest feedback about your safety culture.

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