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September 2018

Patient Safety Coach Workshop

September 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: This event is closed to the public. Patient Safety: Gotta' Make It Better - An all-day workshop for patient safety coaches, focusing on the importance of improving the culture by understanding the science of patient safety and how increased event reporting contributes to improved patient outcomes. The afternoon will be spent learning about the importance of moving from a punitive to accountable culture and how CalvertHealth can implement Just Culture to enhance its patient safety journey.

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October 2018


October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Kathy Wire will be at ASHRM speaking on Pushing Safety Culture.

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Leadership, Louder than Words

October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Committed c-suite leadership to inspire a shared vision is the most critical element in a successful patient safety program. This non-delegable responsibility sets the example by supporting an open and transparent environment, fostering a patient safety culture among all caregivers. Learn how senior leaders use these steps to provide and support a safer care venue for all patients: Assessing the Culture Integrating patient safety into your strategic plan Supporting your patient safety plan  Improving your care processes Sustaining the gains…

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October 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Lee Varner and Eunice Halverson will be at EMSWorld conference October 29 - November 2 in Nashville, TN hosting the EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp, New curriculum for Patient Safety Boot Camp, integration of simulation, will also have guest speakers.  You don't want to miss your chance to join this for the pre-conference.

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November 2018

Second Victims Experience

November 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saint Luke’s North Hospital – Barry Medical Park Building, 5800 Northwest Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64154 United States
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About Second Victims Most health care providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defenses that carry them through and let them “get the job done.” Yet sometimes the emotional aftershock (or stress reaction) can be difficult. Signs and symptoms of this emotional aftershock may last a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or longer. Who is a Second Victim? Second victims are “healthcare providers…

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Just Culture: an Ongoing Journey Webinar

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Just Culture: describes an ongoing journey to a state of being for an organization. How can CPS help your organization determine where you are and how to get to the next steps? Let our experienced trainers describe how it might work for you! REGISTER HERE

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January 2019

Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries Through Focusing on the Braden Scale Sub Categories, in a Safety Net Hospital by CHPSO

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Happy New Year!  The Center has done work with the California Hospital PSO in the past and they are now offering a free webinar on how to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries.  The webinar is offered on Wednesday, January 9 at noon Central time; registration is required. Please share this invitation with the appropriate individuals at your organization.    Thank you! REGISTER HERE

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CPS LEARNING SERIES. Missouri’s Opioid Crisis: The time is now. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new Learning Series Webinar! We will introduce the series with Missouri's Opioid Crisis. This webinar will provide tools & resources from different aspects of healthcare that can be used in your community. REGISTER HERE We will have a new webinar every second Wednesday of the month.  To access these future webinars, please subscribe for $49.  You will have access to all webinars and resource.

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February 2019

Learning Series Webinar – 4 of 12

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More information coming soon! Learn more about Learning Series

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Just Culture Implementation and Sustainability

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Many organizations struggle to get Just Culture (or any shared accountability system) implemented and sustainable. This webinar will address questions about the organizational skills and characteristics that support Just Culture, the things that  need to be in place at the start, and what  the organization needs to “grow” in order to be successful? To register for this webinar, you must be a CPS Subscriber. To Subscribe, click here

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CPS Safety Alert/Watch – LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators:

BACKGROUND: Stryker Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Units of the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator. Stryker has become aware that certain LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators were reported to expe

The #1 topic they didn’t teach you in Paramedic School: Culture:

I have been working with the Center for Patient Safety (CPS) for about four months, and I’m learning something new every day.  As a Paramedic, patient safety has always been a high priority, but I didn

ISMP Update on Top Medication Safety Issues from 2018 – Webinar:

Medication mistakes are one of the most common errors reported to the Center’s PSO.  ISMP is offering a free webinar on November 15 at noon Central Time to discuss the top medication safety issues as we

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