Missouri Center for Patient Safety

April is Missouri Patient Safety Awareness Month

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April is Missouri Patient Safety Awareness Month, sponsored by the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) to maintain a focus on the importance of error prevention in health care. In recognition of health care professionals’ efforts to provide safe care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the MOCPS has developed provider and consumer resources to promote awareness of the importance of patient safety

Jefferson City, Missouri (PRWEB) April 02, 2012

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 2, 2012 — April is Patient Safety Awareness Month (PSAM) in Missouri and the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS), is recognizing the importance of safe health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, by making available resources on safe care for consumers, and a Safety Promotion Toolkit for healthcare providers and professionals to promote their continuous focus on safe care. http://www.centerforpatientsafety.org/april-2012-missouri-patient-safety-awareness-month

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Registration for the Third Annual EMS Patient Safety and PSO Conference is now open!

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Are you an EMS provider who cares about patient safety and creating a culture of safety – this conference is for you!

Join us in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, May 15th, at the Stoney Creek Inn where you will learn about communication; balancing response times and safety; view the EMS Just Culture staff training materials; and  participate in hands-on work with policies and procedures for submitting information to a PSO.

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Career Opportunity at MOCPS! DEADLINE March 30!

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Come join the exciting and challenging environment of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety!  We are looking for a  Project Manager to coordinate and manage our clinical improvement initiatives.  For the full description, visit our Employment Opportunities page!  Deadline to apply is March 30th.

Find the Invisible Gorilla at the April Patient Safety Conference, Sponsored by MOCPS!

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Please join us for another great patient safety conference experience Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri!  Register Today!

This year, Dan Simons, PhD, author of The Invisible Gorilla and Professor of Psychology at Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois will present:  How our intuitions Deceive Us – Human Factors at Play.

“The Invisible Gorilla just might teach us to be more humble, understanding, and forgiving” (The New York Times)

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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

Joplin’s St. Johns Hospital to be Keynote Panel at MOCPS Conference in April

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Friends, we at MOCPS are excited to have you join us in April for another great patient safety conference experience Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri!  This year’s Conquering Chaos – The Humanity and Science of Safe Care brings national and state experts together to network and learn strategies to meet the ever increasing challenges of providing safe care!

Our Keynote Panel from St. Johns in Joplin will present The Joplin experience: maintaining the focus – safety during chaos.

Panelists from St. Johns will share their insights, tips and lessons learned in maintaining the safety of their patients and staff, and navigating the regulatory maze during the deadly May 2011 tornado.

Additional Conference Objectives:

• Examine successful disaster preparedness strategies, challenges, and learning to maintain patient and staff safety during and after disasters
• Describe the impact of human factors on patient care
• Discuss the importance of teamwork and communication in providing safe care
• Examine how proven successful safety practices can be replicated
• Discuss with industry leaders safety-of-care issues, applicable to any healthcare setting

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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

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