Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

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Start 2020 driven towards exlempary patient saftey practices by registering for this members only webinar!
MAPS PSO 2020 Top 10 Webinar!
January 30th, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM
Join the MAPS PSO Team for an interactive discussion case examples and best practices with content experts sharing their insights on select patient safety topics including: Social Determinants of Health, Maternal Opioid Use and ED Boarding for Behavioral Health Patients. The MAPS team will share resources, site research and engage in active discussion on these topics.
All registrants will receive the electronic version of the 2020 Top Ten white paper for use in your organization AND earn CE credit

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO is conducting a high-level overview webinar on 3 key Patient Safety Focus Topics from the Top 10 Issues for 2020. This webinar will include discussions on: Learning from the Patient and their Families, Maternal Opioid Use and ED Boarding of Behavioral Health Patient. Information will  include data and evidence-based recommendations to improve care in those areas. These top issues emerged from our submitted events, expert input, literature review and shared learnings.

Join MAPS for an event you do not want to miss!
Friday, February 28
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hospitals across the state are continuously seeking solutions for the most urgent safety concerns. To help healthcare professionals save lives and reduce harm, the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Public Safety Organization (PSO) developed a white paper that outlines evidence-based recommendations and strategies to enhance patient safety and care delivery.

The white paper is the collective output of the work MAPS’ member organizations are doing every day, fortified by expert input, thought leadership and literature review. It also has a robust collection of references for additional reading. Purchase the white paper today to use in working toward our shared goal of zero patient harm. MAPS PSO has been federally certified since 2010 and is an IHA company. To learn how MAPS can help your organization improve patient safety, email MAPS@team-iha.org.

Staff contact: Carrie Pinasco

Send both nurses and provider team leads to collaborate at this important OB effort.

When: May 29th (OB) and May 30th (Neonatal), 2019 | Please register by May 20th, 2019.
Where: President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Springfield, IL
OB Registration (May 29th)
Neonatal Registration (May 30th)
OB Face to Face Topics will include: Mothers and Newborns affected by Opioids (MNO)- OB Initaitive, Immediate Postpartum LARC/Improving Postpartum Access to Care (IPAC.)
Collaborate with quality and patient safety professionals at the 2019 Annual Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality Conferenc and workhop.  Earn 7.5 hours of CE for Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

Register Now!  Prices start at $195 for Non-Members.

May 7 – Keynote Speaker
Mark Graban, founder Leanblog.org, and author of Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements and his latest book, Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More
Topic: Innovation and change management
National Patient Safety Awareness week is March 10-16
National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019 has started!  Are you ready to motivate your teams to seize opportunities for safety? This is an annual event that encourages everyone to learn more about health care safety. Preventing harm in the health care setting is a public health concern.  MAPS  wants to help you address this concern by providing your patient safety teams with tools, resources and collaboration to promote patient safety.

MAPS offers a variety of resources to help your patient safety teams learn about patient safety and ideas to promote patient safety in your organizations. We will be sending out three additional emails next Monday on Falls, Wednesday on Medication Safety and Friday on Culture of Safety and the Workforce to assist you in your patient safety efforts. Read more..

Mark your calendar-2-14-19 - MAPS PSO Safe Table – Critical Thinking
Foundations of Critical Thinking Complimenting HRO

MAPS PSO members will be exposed to a full day of cognitive and instinctive thinking along with key strategies that will maximize individual critical thinking and reasoning abilities. In healthcare’s fast paced, ever changing, complex environment, effective problem solving and decision-making skills are critical to patient safety. This innovative safe table will discuss human factors and approaches that will re-shape thinking to improve operations and resources to execute high reliability principles within organizations. Teams will be provided with cases to discuss new methods of thinking and evaluating processes.