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December 2019

Lunch and Learn: Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture

December 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With the release of the new HSOPS AHRQ survey, many hospitals are confused or uncertain about which survey to administer next or when to make the transition to the new survey. CPS is an expert in patient safety culture survey administration and we have approaches that will be the most efficient and beneficial to your organization. We’ll walk you through a decision method that will help you decide if you should make the switch to 2.0 now or a year…

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Free Introduction to The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

December 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every day across the healthcare continuum, harm reaches patients, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Reducing patient harm must be a priority for all EMS leaders and clinicians, but how do you do it? Today, the phrase High Reliability is used to describe aspects of safety and trustworthiness. While high reliability should be every leader's goal, there are many foundational, or preparatory, steps required long before attainment. The Road to High Reliability is a webinar series dedicated to informing and educating…

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January 2020

Free Introduction to The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every day across the healthcare continuum, harm reaches patients, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Reducing patient harm must be a priority for all EMS leaders and clinicians, but how do you do it? Today, the phrase High Reliability is used to describe aspects of safety and trustworthiness. While high reliability should be every leader's goal, there are many foundational, or preparatory, steps required long before attainment. The Road to High Reliability is a webinar series dedicated to informing and educating…

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EMS Leadership- The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Heads up EMS leaders! How do you reduce clinical errors and create a culture of safety that supports staff to make the right decisions and choices? As a leader, what steps should you take to monitor and improve the care that is being delivered at your agency? Dr. Brian Froelke and Brian LaCroix will share actionable information and practical tips from an EMS Medical Director and EMS chief’s perspective. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND GET REGISTERED!  

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February 2020

Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture Describe what’s new with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety™ (SOPS™) 2.0 Identify challenges and opportunities when deciding between the 1.0 and 2.0 survey Define actionable next steps REGISTER HERE

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Strategic Planning, Goals and Measurement- The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What is strategic planning, and how do I start? Debby Vossenkemper will guide you through the process, including how to set goals and measure your success. Jennifer Fletcher will share the real world and day-to-day realities of how a strategic plan can bring order to disorder. Develop sound decision-making practices and learn how to use valuable resources most effectively. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND GET REGISTERED!

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March 2020

Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 8 - March 14
Free

The Center for Patient Safety is joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week in March. In recognition, the Center for Patient Safety is encouraging the acknowledgement and celebration of efforts to improve safe care throughout healthcare. We invite you to celebrate and bring the care team together! If you’re a health system, hospital, EMS agency, nursing home, home care or hospice facility, pharmacy or medical office, download this FREE Toolkit. Use the document as a checklist…

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Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture About this presentation: Describe what’s new with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety™ (SOPS™) 2.0 Identify challenges and opportunities when deciding between the 1.0 and 2.0 survey Define actionable next steps REGISTER HERE

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April 2020

Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tackling questions about the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) Culture About this presentation: Describe what’s new with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety™ (SOPS™) 2.0 Identify challenges and opportunities when deciding between the 1.0 and 2.0 survey Define actionable next steps REGISTER HERE REGISTER HERE

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May 2020

EMS Week: EMS Strong

May 17 - May 23

Presented by ACEP in partnership with the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day - May 20, 2020 2020 EMS STRONG theme - "Ready Today. Preparing For Tomorrow" Theme Days for 2020 Monday - Education Tuesday - Safety Tuesday Wednesday - EMSC Day Thursday - Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed) "National Stop the Bleed" Friday - EMS Recognition Day

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