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January 2020

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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Reporting, Investigating and Just Culture- The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“They did what?” Is that your response when a clinical error occurs?  Learn how to stop blaming and shaming people and instead create an organizational culture that learns from its mistakes. Shape your culture to create trust and shared accountability so staff will self-report mistakes. Learn how the right response to human errors and risky behaviors can improve processes, so mistakes don’t repeat themselves. Kathy Wire will provide an overview of the importance of reporting and investigating and just culture; followed by…

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April 2020

Human Factors- The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

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

Ever make an error? Did you wonder why it happened? Paul Misasi will explain why we make errors and how we can learn more about them by understanding human factors. Isolate the problem, gather the facts, and look at engineering system controls. Paul will discuss steps you can take to reduce medication errors and how to implement them at your agency. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND GET REGISTERED!

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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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Second Victim Program- The Road to High Reliability Webinar Series

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Health care workers involved in an unanticipated patient event, a medical error, or a patient-related injury can become traumatized by the incident. Frequently these individuals feel personally responsible for the outcome experienced by the patient. In some cases, clinicians feel that they have failed the patient. They also second guess their clinical skills and knowledge base, wondering if they should even work in health care. Dr. Susan Scott provides an overview of how you can develop and implement a peer-to-peer…

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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

CPS Safety Alert/Watch – Culture can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

ISSUE:A number of events reported to CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status.Examples include:~Patient with s

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