National Patient Safety Foundation

Upcoming free webinar: “The Business Case for Patient Safety”

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NPSF logo printA message from TeJal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President, National Patient Safety Foundation

“Patient and workforce safety is a critical issue for all who are involved in the delivery of health care. At the same time, financial performance is a strategic imperative. Emerging evidence indicates that addressing patient and workforce safety priorities can actually strengthen financial performance.  

In a committed effort to accelerate safety work, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) invites hospital executives, governance members, and leaders of patient safety, quality, and risk teams and other interested parties to join us for the following complimentary webcast.”

 The Business Case for Patient Safety
June 6, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST

The webcast is free and open to all but registration is required. To learn more and register, please visit the following website:

Discounts for Missouri Participants on Membership, Curriculum, and Certification in ASPPS

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The Center is pleased to partner with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) by offering a special 10% discount on initial one-year membership in the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS).

ASPPS members that elect to take advantage of other discounts can access the NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum (including available CE and CME) at a $200 discount and seek certification from the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at a $50 discount, among other benefits.


Through this offering, the Center and NPSF are striving to further advance patient safety science, practice, and community of Missouri practitioners by providing professional development opportunities through learning from national leaders and obtaining the credential of a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.

Visit and click on the ASPPS link on the Membership Programs tab to learn more and join.  Be sure to use discount code MOCPS10 to receive 10% off your membership.


Email of intent to complete the NPSF Patient Safety Curriculum and for more information on how to quality for reimbursement from the MO HEN.

MOCPS Just Culture Collaborative Work Cited as Reference for Certification in Patient Safety

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MOCPS’s Just Culture collaborative work was cited as a resource by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety. We are excited to learn a publication of the Center’s Just Culture work is being used as a resource for those seeking certification as a patient safety professional. The article, Influencing leadership perceptions of patient safety through just culture training; Vogelsmeier A, Scott-Cawiezell J, Miller B. J Nurs Care Qual. 2010 Oct-Dec;25(4):288-94 is available at:

Information about the NPSF certification is available at

Patient Safety Awareness Week – March 4-10, 2012

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MOCPS is proud to support NPSF’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety taking place this week.

The theme for 2012 is Be Aware for Safe Care, reflecting the need to involve everyone–from patients to providers–in ensuring the safety of our health care process.

Each year, health care organizations take part in the event by to create awareness and promote resources for patient safety.

Below is a list of resources available during Patient Safety Awareness Week developed and made available by several national organizations:

  • The National Patient Safety Foundation, sponsor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, including a press release, tools and resources and a video
  • ASHRM “Getting to Zero ™: Eliminating Preventable Serious Safety Events” – An interactive patient Safety Quiz  - and a Patient Safety Quick Tips Checklist
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – “Questions Are the Answer” a public education initiative providing resources encouraging patients and their clinicians to engage in effective communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes.  Resources include a series of videos, “Be More Involved in Your Health Care:  Tips for Patients” brochure; a “notepad” to help patients prioritize their top three questions to ask during an appointment; and an interaction “Question Builder” to help patients create, prioritize and print a personalized list of questions for their health care provider.  Go to

Additionally, be on the look-out for information about the MOCPS-sponsored annual Missouri Patient Safety Awareness Month in April as we continue our efforts to promote learning about and prevention of medical mistakes locally, regionally and statewide in Missouri!

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