Patient Safety Forums & Boot Camps

The Center’s customizable patient safety forums and boot camps offer a unique way to inspire, organize, and focus patient safety efforts. While each event is unique, a common workshop element exists that is intended to assist in the development, or reassessment of, an organization’s patient safety plan. The event is tailored to fit the regional and common needs of each hosting organization. Some events are open to the public and others are privately available to select organizational groups. We encourage you to find an event near you, or consider hosting your own.

The Center’s expert trainers are certified in patient safety and dedicated to providing an engaging, challenging, and motivating day with action-oriented goals. Each attending individual will leave with specific next steps for their organization.

“…challenges all to improve patient safety…” – Attendee

…an eye opening class…”– Attendee

“…thought- and discussion-provoking…” – Attendee

“…raised good thoughts and refreshed ideas…” – Attendee

“…a fantastic opportunity to learn just exactly what goes into making changes…” – Attendee

“…the best workshop I’ve ever attended…” – Attendee


The Center recognizes the unique environments that exist among providers in healthcare. The Patient Safety Forum is a customized event for any provider group, though many are open to disciplines from across the care continuum. The Center’s diverse team of certified patient safety experts incorporate relatable examples and experiences from their work in hospitals, nursing homes, EMS, home health, etc.

  • Patient Safety Forum:  Saint Louis, Missouri – March 14, 2018, hosted by Medtronic – REGISTER HERE

If you are a CPS Subscriber, please visit the subscriber page to register at your discounted rate. To become a subscriber, click here.


The format and training of the Patient Safety Boot Camps are similar to the Patient Safety Forum, but the Patient Safety Boot Camp is geared directly to the EMS industry with specific and relatable examples and experiences. Please visit our EMS site for more details on Patient Safety Boot Camps.

  • Altoona, Pennsylvania – February 12, 2018 (hosted by SAEMS).  REGISTER HERE
  • South Carolina – April 19, 2018.  Registration coming soon
  • Nebraska – June 2, 2018.  Registration coming soon


These CPS events are a one-of-kind workshop that educates attendees on patient safety foundations and theories. Instructors will assist attendees in reassessing their patient safety program, culminating with clarification of next steps.

  • hands-on
  • 8-hour workshop
  • taught by two patient safety certified experts


Designed for early adopters and innovators who take patient safety seriously in LTC, home care, hospitals, EMS, medical offices, etc. The Center’s patient safety workshops are a must for healthcare leaders, educators and others who have a passion for safety.


  • The Importance of Patient Safety Culture
  • The Buck Stops Here – Leadership’s Role in Patient Safety
  • We’re Only Human – Mistakes and Near Miss Events
  • Gotta’ Make it Better – Improving Patient Safety
  • I Still Have to Measure? Ugh! – Measurement in Patient Safety
  • Learning from Aviation – Strive for High Reliability
  • You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – Where are Your Patient Safety Risks?
  • Putting it All Together – Safety Journey Next Steps
  • Let’s Get Going – Sharing Learnings

Check back regularly for newly listed locations near you or find out how to host a Forum or Boot Camp!


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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.