Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

Purchase MAPS PSO Resources

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO (MAPS,) an Illinois Health and Hospital Association company, has released a high-level white paper of the Patient Safety Focus -Top 10 Issues for 2020 which includes evidence-based recommendations to improve care. These top issues emerged from over 140,000 submitted events, expert input, literature review, and shared learnings. This whitepaper is designed to identify and provide organizational improvement. 

The white paper is available in electronic format to all healthcare organizations.  Organizations that are not currently MAPS members and individuals not affiliated with a MAPS member-organization can purchase this 17-page white paper for $49.

Why purchase? To help your organization recognize and prioritize patient safety issues affecting patients, families and the workforce on the road to safer, more reliable care. 

Who benefits? CQO’s, CNO’s, quality leaders, patient safety leaders, front line managers, front line nursing, risk managers, social workers, legal staff, clinical educators and outpatient staff.

Key opportunities for improvement included in this document:
  • Care Transition Handoffs
  • Clostridioides difficile Infections
  • Discharge Against Medical Advice
  • ED Boarding of Behavioral Health Patients
  • Maternal Opioid Use
  • Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries
  • Patient and Family Engagement
  • Post-Error Support for Clinicians
  • Social Determinants of Health Screening
  • Workplace Violence De-escalation

It's easy to order
  1. Fill out the short order form with your contact information and payment
  2. Credit card payments will recieve an email confirmation along with a pdf of the document.
  3. Check orders will recieve an invoice. Please Allow 7-10 days for processing.

If you have any questions about our white paper or would like additional information, please contact Carrie Pinasco, MAPS Senior Director at 630-276-5845.