Patient Safety Conference

Safety Awareness Week is for Long-Term Care, Too!

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Even though the National Patient Safety Foundation doesn’t use LTC-inclusive language in its name or the name of its Patient Safety Awareness Week, they still have much to offer our long-term care communities, including a special week to recognize our dedication to resident safety.  CPS has developed a toolkit to help ALL providers celebrate this special week from March 2-8, and to engage residents, staff and families.

In St. Louis County,Bethesda Southgate is getting its community focused on safety, using several of the CPS toolkit resources:

  • A banner to announce Patient Safety Awareness Week in the lobbyPSAW 2014 Toolkit-w
  • Posters in public areas
  • Short daily announcements with quick, targeted tips on the issue of the day, such as “Help us prevent falls and remember to use your walker or helpers”
  • Table placards with the button/sticker from the toolkit, together with tips on the safety concern for the day

Anyone interested in using the materials can access the toolkit here.  And don’t forget to share your safety success stories with a poster (submit a short application) at the CPS 8th Annual Patient Safety Conference in St. Louis on March 21.

March 2-8, 2014 is Patient Safety Awareness Week

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The Center for Patient Safety is joining Patient Safety Awareness Week this March to acknowledge:

“Safe Care is Our Focus, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year”

In recognizing the year-round efforts to improve safe care, the Center is raising awareness by providing tools and resources for healthcare providers and consumers for Patient Safety Awareness Week!  This is how…..

  • Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit – a downloadable, customizable  resource for healthcare organizations to raise awareness about patient safety efforts – banners, posters, tent cards, buttons – and tips to help you get started!  VIEW and DOWNLOAD
  • Consumer Tips for Safe Care – highlighting consumer guidance and resources
  • Eighth Annual Patient Safety Conference, Safe Care: Our Focus 24/7/365, on March 21 in St. Louis. In-person and live streaming options available!  For more information or to register, visit  www.centerforpatientsafety.org/2014conference.

Call for Poster Displays – 2014 Patient Safety Conference

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The Center for Patient Safety invites you to submit a poster display of your great success in safe practices at our 2014 Patient Safety Conference, Friday, March 21 in St. Louis!

All areas of healthcare are encouraged to share their improvement work including pharmacies, nursing homes, EMS agencies, hospitals, academia and many others!

All that is needed is a completed Poster Application submitted by February 21, 2014.  Please contact the Center with any questions or visit our conference website for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

CPS Announces Eighth Annual Patient Safety Conference in 2014

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Recordings Now Available for National Patient Safety Speakers!

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Did you miss our live conference during Patient Safety Awareness Month in March?  It’s not too late to bring these nationally recognized speakers to your organization!  Hot patient safety topics from top speakers in the field:  Dr. Robert Wachter, James Conway, Second Victims, The Emily Jerry Story, and more!

Take advantage of this opportunity and continue the focus on patient safety 24/7/365!

Select from one or more  sessions and receive downloadable recordings to use for training, at your next safety meeting, or to distribute house-wide at your organization(s).  There is no limit to the number of times each recording can be viewed!!   Find out more!

7th Annual Conference Bringing National Speakers!

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National Speakers – Important Topics!

Join us in March 2013 as we recognize Patient Safety Awareness Month with a series of five “live & interactive” virtual conference sessions, each centered on important safety topics and presented by national speakers. You choose your combination of 90-minute sessions throughout the month of March, or attend them all!

We’re excited to offer this new and virtual format so you can share the experience with colleagues! Although we’ve altered our format from past conferences, we’ve not swayed from our commitment to providing high quality presenters for important safety topics. One registration now allows an unlimited number of participants at any one location to attend these valuable sessions, so plan ahead and invite others to join! Visit our conference web page to learn more about the conference session speakers and topics.

A downloadable Patient Safety Awareness Recognition Toolkit containing tips and resources to help you easily and successfully celebrate safe care at your organization is also available.  The Toolkit includes ideas for celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Month at your organization and customizable templates for banners, posters, tent cards and buttons to help you spread the word about your organization’s focus on safe care!  Register Today!

3rd Annual Missouri EMS Patient Safety Conference

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On Tuesday, May 15, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety sponsored its 3rd annual EMS Patient Safety Conference. More than 60 EMS agencies from across the state of Missouri were represented in Columbia by EMS personnel, gathering to learn the latest information on patient safety topics specific to their field.

Highlights of the day included speaker, Dr. Coy Callison, a leading researcher in communications from Texas Tech, who presented his latest findings regarding communication in the workplace and its important role in patient safety in EMS; Matt Zavadsky, a former paramedic and manager of private sector ambulance services, spoke of the importance of building processes related to vehicle response times and other safety issues in EMS within a “Just” culture. Attendees received a sneak peak at the recently released Just Culture EMS staff training materials provided by Outcome Engenuity. Those who attended received continuing education units.

To find out more about how your EMS agency can improve patient safety, contact Carol Hafley at the Missouri Center for Patient Safety.

Vendors Hurry to Join the 6TH ANNUAL MOCPS CONFERENCE! April 17, 2012 Stoney Creek Inn Columbia, MO

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Show your support for safe health care with a Vendor Booth at “Conquering Chaos – the Humanity and Science of Safe Care,” the 2012 Missouri Center for Patient Safety Conference. The conference will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri.

WE WELCOME YOUR INVOLVEMENT AS A SPONSOR OR VENDOR! But hurry! Payment must be received prior to April 10 in order for booth space to be provided.

Please complete our 2012 SPONSOR AND VENDOR APPLICATION FORM indicating the desired Sponsor Level, Activity of Interest and/or Vendor Booth. Return the form to Marilyn Lieneke at mlieneke@mocps.org or by fax to 573/636-8608. Read More

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