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 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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MOCPS Excellence in Safe Care Awards Earned by Four Missouri Hospitals

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 12, 2011 — The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) announced the winners of its third annual Missouri Excellence in Safe Care Award program which recognizes health care provider projects that increase patient safety.  The awards were presented to the winners at the April 5 Inspiring Change…Improving Care conference in Columbia, Missouri.
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More on MO hospitals participating in CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative

An estimated 250,000 central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) occur in hospitals each year, and as many as 62,000 patients who get these infections die as a result. (more…)

Kansas City area hospitals experience 32% reduction in Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections!

Back in 2009 and 2010, the Center started the CUSP/STOP BSI Kansas City Area Collaborative. With partial funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, fifteen hospitals in the Greater Metropolitan Kansas City and Northwest Missouri regions participated using evidence-based clinical interventions to improve front-line teamwork and communication aimed at reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs). The results?

The project consistently maintained a lower rate of CLABSIs compared to national rates, we reduced CLABSI rates by 32%, saved a life, prevented 17 CLABSIs and prevented the spending of $1.4 million in health care costs!

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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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