Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

Safety Sessions

Safety Sessions

Safety Sessions are large-group style meetings for healthcare providers to share experiences, discuss best practices, and learn from experts and each other. Participants will hear from a national content expert in the morning and have opportunities for networking and peer learning throughout the day.

Quality managers/leaders, HIIN topic team leaders, administrators, and point-of-care staff are all welcome to participate in IHA Safety Sessions.

The CY2017 Safety Session curriculum was developed based on opportunities of need identifed from HEN 2.0 data. Safety Sessions will be held in Naperville, Springfield, and Mt. Vernon.

2017 Safety Session Topics:

Friday, January 20, 2017: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)

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Event Highlights – Nationally Recognized CAUTI Expert:
  • Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH,Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, George Dock Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School will be speaking on “Taking Your Organization to the Next Level.”
  • HSHS  Hospitals presenting - Springfield and Mount Vernon locations  

Registration:  7:30 am Start Time on Friday, January 20:  8:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Three Illinois Locations:
  • Marriott Chicago Naperville, 801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL  
  • IHA offices – 700 South Second Street, Springfield, IL
  • Holiday Inn – 222 Potomoc Boulevard, Mount Vernon, IL 
Learning Objectives:
  1. To discuss the burden of illness from urinary catheters with a special focus on problems associated with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  2. To provide an overview of how to prevent CAUTI, and what to do when initial methods are unsuccessful
  3. To discuss novel approaches to changing healthcare worker behavior such as framing and mindfulness 
CE statements:
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 3.5 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program. 

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 3.5 CPHQ continuing education hours. 

Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in patient Safety for up to 3.5 CPPS CE hours. Edward Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Friday, August 11, 2017: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)

Friday, October 27, 2017: Readmissions

Registration contact: Tammy DeLeonardis at 630-276-5588 

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is the CE sponsor of Safety Sessions and the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO is the host and content developer.