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October 2019

EMS World Expo- EMS Patient Safety Leadership Workshop

October 14, 2019

EMS Patient Safety Leadership Workshop Date: Monday, October 14  Time: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Speakers: Lee Varner, MS EMS, CPPS, EMT-P; Eunice Halverson, MS, CPPS; Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE; and Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP Bored with lectures? So are we! Join us at the EMS World Expo to experience a day of interactive fun, beginning with an introduction to patient safety principles and their impact on your organization’s culture. This one-of-a-kind, hands-on workshop, sponsored by Laerdal Medical offers vital and actionable patient safety…

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November 2019

Listen to your People: Measuring Safety Culture in Air Medical Services

November 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join CPS at the Air Medical Transport Conference, November 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia! This session will discuss the experience undertaking an agency-wide safety survey in collaboration with the Center for Patient Safety. Leadership from Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans as well as the Center for Patient Safety will share data and findings from the assessment.  The session will also explore how the leaders responded to the results and feedback of the assessment.  In addition, they will discuss what organizational…

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Second Victims Experience

November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 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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$399

CPS supports the Second Victim Program as another component on the path to culture improvement. While we often focus on the impact on family members of patients experiencing an adverse event, the care of our providers following an event is equally important. 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…

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Learning Series Webinar – 11 of 12

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

More information coming soon! Learn more about Learning Series

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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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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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