MOCPS 6th Annual Conference Line Up for “Conquering Chaos – the Humanity and Science of Safe Care”, April 17, 2012

We’re excited to announce our agenda for our 6th Annual Conference, titled “Conquering Chaos – the Humanity and Science of Safe Care.”   Keynoting is a courageous health care team from St. Johns in Joplin, Missouri, sharing their insights on how they ensured the safety of patients and staff during the EF-5 tornado of May, 2011.   Visit our conference web page for more information. (more…)

Streamline Your Patient Safety Culture Survey!

Do you Want to Streamline your Patient Safety Culture Survey?

Using AHRQ’s standardized test questions and format, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has developed a convenient, online environment for your staff to anonymously take the survey on a computer at work, at home, or in the local coffee shop – anywhere they feel comfortable providing honest feedback about your safety culture.

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CPS Article Published in Missouri Board of Nursing Newsletter

The MOCPS Press Release, 13 Missouri Hospitals Target Increased Patient Safety with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s CUSP Teamwork & Communications project was recently, featured in the Aug. – Oct., 2011, edition of the Missouri Board of Nursing newsletter, which goes to all nurses licensed in Missouri!   Thanks very much to the Board

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VanConia Appointed to MOCPS Board of Directors

Announcement: Brent VanConia, President of St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety.  

MOCPS Participating in Missouri EMS Conference and Expo!

The EMS PSO Project continues to expand! MOCPS is co-presenting a session at the Missouri EMS Conference and Expo on July 28th in Branson, Missouri, with Jason White of the Missouri Ambulance Association.   This presentation will focus on the history of the Missouri EMS PSO Project, where we are today, and where we hope to see it five years from now!

27 Missouri Hospitals Aim for 25% Reduction in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by 2012

Hospital Acquired Infection, HAI, meets aggressive new national and statewide program to lower risk, save lives and reduce cost.

Jefferson City, Missouri – July 7, 2011 – Twenty-five percent of hospital inpatients have an indwelling urinary catheter at some point during their hospitalization.   Each day, these patients have an estimated 5% risk of developing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI.   This risk is multiplied each day the catheter remains in use.     CAUTI is the most common type of hospital-acquired infection, HAI, in U.S. hospitals equaling 40% of all HAIs.

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Sneak Peek! EMS Just Culture Movie Trailer!

The Center is proud to announce its participation in Outcome Engineering’s soon to be released video, On The Scene, a Just Culture training film for EMS.   We assisted with general content for script development and participated in the panel discussion filming segment. Also including the Missouri Ambulance Association, the 30 minute film portrays rich character-driven scenarios from the EMS working environment that are easy to relate to and designed to engage the attention of staff member.   Check out the trailer!

MAA’s significant role in this production included their technical expertise; along with CoxHealth EMS, St. Johns EMS, Hammons Life Line Air Ambulance and Ozark Fire Department all of which donated equipment, time, locations, staff as extras and more.

Missouri Center for Patient Safety Announces New Website

Patient safety web site delivers a new level of communication, awareness and learning for MOCPS participants and the public.

Jefferson City, MO (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) has introduced a new web site at https://www.centerforpatientsafety.org for use by health care providers and the general public to enable a greater focus on important patient safety related issues and services.

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5 Years of Progress – 2010 – JUST RELEASED!

Pride in our work! We think it really shows in our recently published report: 5 Years of Progress-2010.

Safety improvement involves everyone who drives the delivery of health care, and many have established important partnerships with the Center.   Together, in just five years, we established the Center as a leader in PSO services, working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes, efficiently learn valuable information from those mistakes, and take actions aimed at prevention. (more…)

CUSP/Stop CAUTI Kick-Off!

National Faculty and Location Confirmed

The Kick-off for the CUSP/Stop CAUTI collaborative, scheduled Friday, June 10 will be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Columbia.   National faculty for the Kick off include Dr. Sanjay Saint from the University of Michigan presenting on clinical components of the CAUTI project; Sam Watson from the Michigan Hospital Association; and Melinda Sawyer from Johns Hopkins Quality and Research Group presenting on CUSP.   Collaborative participants, be sure to RSVP to Marilyn Nichols ([email protected]) if you plan to attend. Learn more

 

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

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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