13 Missouri Hospitals Join Initiative to Improve Communication and Teamwork

As part of MOCPS’ People, Priorities & Learning Together initiative, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched this month, to increase patient safety at the bedside by improving communication and hand-offs at the bedside!

This 6-month module builds upon The Basics of CUSP, our first module offered last fall to teach units how to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). (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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Baker Covers HHS' new $1B Patient Safety Initiative

Back in April, HHS announced its new $1 billion Patient Safety Initiative to reduce preventable injuries that occur in hospitals.   At the same time the Center was celebrating Missouri’s Patient Safety Awareness Month.   Joining us in that effort was HHS Regional Director, Judy Baker (Region 7), along with four other experts, who participated in our April 20 Patient Safety tele-forum to address a number of Patient Safety issues including HHS’ new initiative funded by resources from the 2008 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Listen to Judy now!

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…)

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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Hedrick Medical Center Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

Chillicothe, Mo. – The Missouri Center for Patient Safety is sponsoring April as Patient Safety Awareness Month in Missouri. As an organization engaged in statewide initiatives with the MOCPS, Hedrick Medical Center wants Missourians to know about its continuing efforts to improve the safety of health care.
HMC Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

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

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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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