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January 2019

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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March 2019

Learning Series Webinar 3 of 12: Getting the most from your patient safety culture assessment

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Part 3 of our Learning Series, get the most from your patient safety culture assessment. Measuring your culture with an employee patient safety survey is a sound practice, and surveys provide a generous amount of information – but are you getting the most practical and usable information from these tools? Debby Vossenkemper shares her experience from a large health system and provides key tips to understand what your data is telling you about your organization. She’ll explore the AHRQ Survey…

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Nurturing the Caregiver: Discovering the secrets to reducing stress while caring for others

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mary Shackelford will be presenting this webinar for #PSAW2019 The demands on health care workers have never been greater. Many feel stressed-out, overwhelmed and anxious. In fact, many are experiencing deeper levels of stress known as burnout or compassion fatigue. Studies show health care workers who are over stressed or suffering from burnout may also experience impaired attention, memory, and executive function that decrease recall and attention to detail. These effects of stress impact the health care worker, their families…

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Partners in Safety- Engaging Patients to Promote Safe Medication Use Webinar

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Patient safety awareness week celebrates providing safe and effective care to our patients.  Patients are a key player in the health care team and in the provision of safe patient care.  This webinar will focus on the importance of engaging patients when it comes to using medications safely.  The goal is to highlight and promote methods of integrating the patient in medication use to enhance safety. Objectives Explain the importance of partnering with patients for safe and effective medication…

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ESO Wave Conference

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

Lee Varner and Kathy Wire will be at the WAVE conference in Austin, TX. More information coming soon!

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National EMS Safety Summit

March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Lee Varner will be at the National EMS Safety Summit held in Denver, CO. More information coming soon!

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April 2019

Second Victims Experience

April 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mid-America Transplant, 1110 Highlands Dr. E Ste 100
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Registration is from 8:00am with Session opening at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm. The Session will wrap-up at 3:00pm. 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,…

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Learning Series 4 of 12 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This webinar will review COPD at a high level and introduce components of the COPD National Action Care Plan. The focus will be on engaging partners in the community to help manage COPD patients in their home environment with the goal of reducing re-admissions and decreasing length of stay. To register for this webinar, you must be a CPS subscriber. Subscribe Here

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2019 Missouri Pharmacy Patient Safety Conference:

Join the Missouri Board of Pharmacy and the Center for Patient Safety for the Board’s 2019 Patient Safety Conference.  Together, we can keep Missouri safe one patient at a time.(pharmacists only) T

Are Paramedics Ignoring Hand Hygiene?:

“Many paramedics ignore hand hygiene rules, study finds” A new study looked at hand hygiene practices of paramedics from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.  The study was featured in Health Daily

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

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