Free Patient Safety Webinar Series

January 6, 2016    |   By: Calevir

CPS is partnering with other PSOs to provide a series of educational webinars throughout 2016. Supported by NextPlane Solutions, these webinars will be available at no charge. The first session is hosted by our friends at the North Carolina Quality Center PSO. “Stronger Action Plans: The next chapter in risk management and patient safety.”

Our common goal is to improve patient safety throughout healthcare. By working collaboratively with other Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), providers can benefit from our shared learnings. We hope you’ll join us on these calls!


Stronger Action Plans:
The next chapter in risk management and patient safety
Hosted by the North Carolina Quality Center Patient Safety Organization
February 16th, 2016 at 1pm ET
Guest speaker: Alan Card, PhD, MPH
Click here to register

Stronger Action Plans: The next chapter in risk management and patient safety
The National Patient Safety Foundation recently released RCA2 Improving Root Cause Analysis and Actions To Prevent Harm. This report noted that the most important step in the RCA2 process is to eliminate or control system hazards or vulnerabilities identified in the contributing factor statements by identification and implementation of stronger actions. Why?… to ensure effective and sustained system improvement. Training and education, although the most popular risk control strategies, have limited impact in actually leading to patient safety improvement.How would you rate your root cause analysis action plans? Studies suggest that collectively, healthcare workers experience significant difficulty in generating and implementing risk reduction strategies. So how can we raise the bar? Alan Card, PhD, MPH, is the author of numerous articles on the frameworks, tools, and techniques of risk management as applied to healthcare. He also serves at the Deputy Editor for the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Join us for this joint Patient Safety Organization webinar that will highlight the need for tools to support and strengthen action planning.


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