Host a Boot Camp

Designed to develop your internal champions, the Patient Safety Forum, or Patient Safety Boot Camp, is a workshop geared towards healthcare leaders, educators and others who have a passion for safety. The workshop is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on event that educates attendees on patient safety foundations and theories, often the program is tailored to the needs of the hosting organization. The program builds the framework and understanding of patient safety.

HOST A FORUM OR BOOT CAMP

Available as a standalone event, or held in conjunction with another event, such as a pre- or post-conference workshop. The event is 8 hours in length and led by two (2) Center for Patient Safety experts, certified in patient safety.

SIZE

There is no limit to the number of attendees who can participate in the Forums or Boot Camps; however, the hands-on offerings by Center staff are limited when the participant quantity exceeds 100. The most appropriate size, based on previously held boot camps, is 35-50 attendees. The smaller size allows for ample one-on-one opportunities with CPS experts and strong peer-to-peer networking.

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

The workshop can be eligible for Continuing Education Credits. Contact CPS for more information.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand patient safety culture
  2. Understand the difference between a punitive environment and a just culture
  3. Ability to use quality improvement tools such as Root Cause Analysis and Prioritization Matrix
  4. List three next steps to improve patient safety culture in your organization.

HOSTING ORGANIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Venue. The venue selection and coordination is the responsibility of the hosting organization. It may be any location available to you or your organization that can support the anticipated number of attendees.

Technology. Technology requirements include a projector, screen and microphones, are the responsibility of the hosting organization.

Food. Snacks and lunch are the responsibility of the hosting organization.

Promote. The Center will market the workshop and provide marketing materials to the hosting organization, but it is the sole responsibility of the hosting organization to reach their target audience to maximize their attendance.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS 

The workshop agenda is built for customization. Hosting organizations have input and guest speaker selection options. There are agenda openings for special guest speakers and improvement stories or presentations on relevant topics relevant to the attendees.

COST

Contact CPS for pricing.

Options to offset costs include:
• charge a registration fee
• charge for exhibitors
• look for free venue
• seek sponsorships
• apply for grant funding

NEXT STEPS

Once you decide to host a Patient Safety Forum or Boot Camp, it’s time to select a date. Allow adequate time to market and promote the event. Marketing materials and templates will be provided to promote the event.

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