EMS Patient Safety Conference 2013

4th Annual EMS Patient Safety Conference – May 2013!

“This conference featured some of the best speakers that I have heard in a long time.”

“The topics presented were useful, relevant, and interesting.”

“Enjoyed the conference and feel that the speakers were very motivational on the topics. I feel inspired to work toward these goals for our company.”

“I haven’t been at a conference in a long time where every single presentation was so good and relevant to our department’s needs. This was an excellent conference.”

This year’s EMS Patient Safety Conference was a great success due in large part to a stellar lineup of speakers and a motivated audience representing EMS agencies across the state!

Held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, this all day Center-sponsored event, drew more than 80 EMS representatives to Columbia, Missouri, for this free, all day meeting, to hear and learn from content experts focused on human factors, safety culture, medication errors, and getting the most out of your PSO participation. While this meeting was geared towards EMS Agency Administrators, EMS PSO Contacts, Chiefs, Managers, Directors, Executive Directors, and Training Officers, there was something for everyone to takeaway View the conference agenda

IVAN PUPULIDY, MSc, Human Performance Specialist, kicked off the day with a powerful message about the hidden story of errors in EMS and the importance of making improvement part of daily work

Watch Ivan present via YouTube (Part 1, Part 2), or download to your computer: Part I (0:57:20) Part II (0:29:27)  [right-click on the links and select ‘Save Target As’ to save to a location on your computer – download time will depend on connection speed]

Download Ivan’s slides PDF

PAUL LESAGE, EMT-P, BA, AS, Senior Advisor at Outcome Engenuity, discussed the importance of implementing and maintaining a Just Culture to promote improvements.

SCOTT HADLEY,MBA, RN, EMT-P, Director, Sedgwick County EMS, Wichita, Kansas, presented “Charting the Course: The National EMS Culture of Safety Project”.

Download Scott’s slides  PDF

PAUL MISASI, MS, NREMT-P, Deployment/Quality Improvement Manager, Sedgwick County EMS, Wichita, Kansas, examined current medication administration practices and discussed what can be done to change them.

Watch Paul present “The ‘Five Rights’ are SO Wrong” via YouTube (Part 1, Part 2), or download to your computer:  Part I (0:57:38) Part II (0:06:48)  [right-click on the links and select ‘Save Target As’ to save to a location on your computer – download time will depend on connection speed]

Download Paul’s slides  PDF

Additional presentation topics included the internal reporting of the Kansas City Fire Department and how they got there, an introduction to the new Center for Patient Safety PSO data system, utilizing the PSO for stroke/STEMI data, and protecting regional QI meetings.

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