Coming soon – the Center's Next PPLT Module!

Friday, June 10th is the last day to register for the informational “kick-off” call for the Center’s Second PPLT Module: CUSP Communication & Teamwork Tools!
We are excited to offer an audio version of our recent informational call to kick off CUSP Communication & Teamwork Tools! [And be on the lookout for consistent audio posts in the future]

The deadline to register for CUSP Communication and Teamwork Tools is Friday, June 10th.
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AHRQ PSO Annual Meeting in Rockville, Maryland, May 9-10

Diane Cousins & Michele Hilburn

Along with representatives from 46 other PSOs, Becky Miller, MOCPS Executive Director, and Michele Hilburn, with Jefferson Regional Medical Center, attended the AHRQ PSO Annual Meeting in Rockville, Maryland,   May 9-10.   Michele provided a stellar presentation at a break out session at the request of AHRQ.   She shared how Jefferson Regional has established its Patient Safety Evaluation System so that it may benefit from working with a PSO while meeting its own needs — an area that has proven challenging for providers and PSOs.

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The Center's Patient Safety Tele-Forum with Host, Nick Haines from KCPT-TV

Nick Haines

The below Tele-Forum segments, hosted by KCPT’s Nick Haines, include patient safety experts, Judy Baker, Dr. Sean Berenholz, David Marx, Becky Miller and Diane Cousins, whose brief and information-packed discussions trigger a wide variety of potential news stories.

A consistent and key goal for the Center is patient safety awareness within the health care industry, for the media and the general public.   We intensify our awareness and educational efforts each year in the month of April to further increase the use of patient safety language and cultural practices professionally and publicly.

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HHS Gives Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

The Center is so proud of our friend, colleague and faculty member, Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, for her leading role in earning the US Department of Health and Human Services Outstanding Leadership Award for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  Pat is the System Performance Improvement Leader at St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
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MOCPS Presenting EMS Project to the East Central Region EMS State Advisory Council!

As recruitment for EMS PSO participants continues to get in to high gear, MOCPS will present information on the EMS PSO project at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, April 29th.   These meetings are attended by many of the St. Louis area EMS agency representatives to discuss EMS coordination and management issues in the region.   We hope to obtain additional support from East Central Region agencies and distribute EMS PSO contract packets!

Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

As a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), MOCPS is part of a national program which will have reduced preventable adverse events by 3% within the first five years of operations of PSOs, according to estimates from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, saving $435 million in national health care costs.

Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

MOCPS Celebrates Five Years!

For five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has worked for health care change by bringing organizations and individuals together to improve patient safety.     The goal: learn as much as possible about medical errors, so we can prevent them from occurring.

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WELCOME

An Introduction to MOCPS from Becky Miller, Executive Director

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTjAk_qgPXM

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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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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.