CPS EMS 2015 Conference

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Thank you for registering to attend the 2015 CPS EMS Patient Safety Conference!  We look forward to spending the day with you on Friday, October 30th at the Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

WiFi: Wireless internet access is freely available on-site during the conference. Connect to “Hollywood.”

Hotel Reservations: Don’t forget to make a hotel reservation, if needed. Use the Center for Patient Safety’s EMS Conference code when making your reservation: S129EMS. Hollywood Casino & Hotel 1-800-230-4134.

Dietary Requirements: If you have special dietary requirements, please call or email Jennifer Lux at the Center for Patient Safety at 888.935.8272 before noon on Wednesday, October 28.

Questions or comments: Please call or email Jennifer Lux at the Center for Patient Safety at 888.935.8272.  At the event:  Text your EMS Conference Concierge at 573 353 1425 between 6am and 5pm.


You can print handouts of the presentations for the conference, or you can bring a device and access these handouts directly during the conference.



7:00-8:30       Registration
7:30-8:30       EMS Medical Director’s Breakfast (invitation only)
8:45-9:45        Dr. Garza: Transforming Quality in EMS
10:00-11:00    Allison J. Bloom: PSO “Hot Topics” Handout
11:00-12:00    Dr. Patterson:  Fatigue and Safety in EMS
1:00-2:30        Break out session: Safe Tables – for CPS PSO Participants only
Break out session: Just Culture
2:45-3:15         Lee Varner: Center Update
3:15-4:15         Dr. Antevy: Hardwired Systems of Thinking – The Root of Pediatric Errors in EMS
4:15                  Wrap Up & Closing


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