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. https://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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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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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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Tips for a Successful Survey on Patient Safety Culture

The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture is an invaluable diagnostic tool that allows you to look beyond the physical impression of your facility’s culture. AHRQ’s in-depth study of question formatting, wording, and categorizing has resulted in a highly reliable resource that can provide a detailed analysis of your patient safety culture. The results will provide supporting evidence of positive cultural improvements and locate areas of cultural weaknesses.   AHRQ offers a national database so you can see how you measure up:   Check out the 2012 Comparative Database Report!

But all too often, surveys are distributed, results are collected, and then… nothing happens.   (more…)

Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities For Patient Safety Conference!

Conquering Chaos – the Humanity and Science of Safe Care, the 2012 Missouri Center for Patient Safety Conference will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2011 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri!

We welcome your support for safe health care through a Sponsorship and/or hosting a Vendor Booth!

Attendance is expected to be over 250. Historically, attendees include executives, senior managers, patient safety officers, and clinicians, and others with a vested interest in improving the safety of care – health plans, employers, attorneys, insurers, policymakers and regulators. (more…)

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.

EMS Participation with the PSO Ramps Up!

The MOCPS is proud to announce we now have more than 50 ambulance services participating in the PSO!   Recruitment efforts will continue through the remainder of the year and in to 2012.   For more information on how your ambulance service can participate, please visit the EMS PSO web page!

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A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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