Webinar Series for the American Ambulance Association

The Center for Patient Safety is proud to have been invited by the American Ambulance Association to present a three-part series on “Connecting the Dots – What a Culture of Safety and Patient Safety Organizations Mean to Quality and Safety Improvements in EMS”.   Our first session was Thursday, October 3, but there is still time to register for the October 10 and 17 sessions – don’t miss out!


CPS Presents Webinar Series for American Ambulance Association (AAA)

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is proud and honored to be presenting a three-part webinar series for ambulance services titled “Connecting the Dots – What a Culture of Safety and Patient Safety Organizations Mean to Quality and Safety Improvements in EMS”.  This three-part webinar series will link the broad recommendations coming out of the Strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety document, identifying what is a culture of safety and how they can begin to implement the ideas and concepts in their services; assessing their current QI processes and how they can legally protect them (and why they should) under the umbrella of a PSO; the importance of voluntary reporting; and the potential ACA implications to EMS on error reporting in the future. The series will also include a high level overview of EMS error data currently being reported to the CPS PSO, and first-hand experience with implementing a culture of safety and medical error reporting within large EMS agencies.

The series begins on October 3 and runs through October 17.   Visit the AAA education and training website for registration and further details.

Center Hosts Booth at American Ambulance Association Convention!

Over 400 ambulance managers, directors, and administrators attended the American Ambulance Association Convention in Las Vegas last week, giving CPS the opportunity to discuss the benefits of EMS PSO participation.   Many states do not have adequate peer review, or confidentiality protections for quality and safety work in EMS, and we were happy to share what PSOs can do for EMS!

MOCPS and MAA Receive Second Place in Poster Session!
AAA Poster

AAA Poster

MOCPS and the Missouri Ambulance Association (MAA) received second place in the poster presentation session at at the American Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas last week!   Mark Alexander from CoxHealth EMS presented the project to a panel of approximately 35 attendees in the room.

MOCPS and the MAA Participate in the American Ambulance Association Convention This Week

The MOCPS and the Missouri Ambulance Association (MAA) were selected for a poster presentation at the American Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas this week!   The poster, titled “Confidentiality Protection for your QI Work With a Patient Safety Organization”, showcases the Missouri EMS PSO Project, and its progress to date!   MOCPS, MAA, and Outcome Engineering are also sponsoring a joint vendor booth to promote the Just Culture message and the new EMS training materials which all three organizations contributed to developing.

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