April is Missouri Patient Safety Awareness Month

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!

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.

Register Today!

 

Career Opportunity at MOCPS! DEADLINE March 30!

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!

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

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. (more…)

Patient Safety Toolkit Now Available

AHRQ has released a toolkit and orientation video specifically designed to guide hospitals in the use of improvement methods for Quality Indictors (QIs).   While the focus is primarily on the 17 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and the 28 Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), the toolkit is a general guide to the application of improvement methods.   Quality Leaders will benefit from the available resources within the toolkit, but senior leaders, data analysts, and others will find valuable content including benchmark comparisons and identification of coding and documentation issues that affect PSI and IQI rates.

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

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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Hospitals Can Offer AHRQ’s Free “Taking Care of Myself Brochure to Patients Being Discharged

In support of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a bilingual guide that can help hospitals reduce their readmission rates by better preparing patients for self-care and follow-up appointments before they leave the hospital. The guide-Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital/Cómo cuidarme: Guía para cuando salga del hospital-is available as a printed document or fillable PDF that clinicians can complete in the hospital and share with patients before they leave. The guide is adapted from Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge), which was funded by AHRQ and developed by Brian Jack, M.D., and colleagues at Boston University Medical Center. For a copy of the guide in English, go to:  http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/goinghomeguide.htm  or in Spanish, visit:  http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/goinghomesp.htm

To order print copies, email your request to  AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov  or call  800-358-9295.

For the brochure in English, please reference AHRQ No. 10-0059 with your request, or for the brochure in Spanish, please reference AHRQ Pub. No. 10-0059-C.

 

Learning Hospital Preparedness for Tornado Activity

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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Patient Safety Awareness Week – March 4-10, 2012

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 http://www.npsf.org/events-forums/patient-safety-awareness-week/
  • ASHRM “Getting to Zero â„¢: 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 www.ahrq.gov/questions.

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!

Archives for March 2012

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018:

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018 March 11 to March 17

Following a Medical Error: What Patients Want:

Becker’s Infection Control shared a summary of an article from JAMA Internal Medicine with results of interviews completed with 27 patients regarding what they want from their physician following a medic

2017 MarCom Awards Recognize EMSForward for Marketing Excellence:

The Center for Patient is proud to announce the EMSForward Campaign booklet has received a Platinum Award, the highest honor, in the 2017 MarCom Awards. The EMSForward campaign booklet won in the non-profi

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