Register! - Preventing Pressure Injuries Safety Session

 Preventing Pressure Injuries is our first in a series of 3 Safety Sessions for 2018.

Preventing Pressure Injuries

When: Friday, February 16, 2018
Onsite: Naperville, Springfield and Mount Vernon, IL
Check-in: 8:30 am
Time:  9:00 am to 12:45 pm

Join us for the IHA HIIN - MAPS PSO Safety Session on Preventing Pressure Injuries. Collaborate with colleagues on current information for removing barriers and implementing  prevention strategies.

Pressure injuries are significant health concerns and one of the greatest challenges hospitals confront daily - from the high cost of treatment and the lack of reimbursement,  to the impact on caregivers and patients’ lives.  Pressure injuries are considered a marker of poor overall prognosis and may contribute to premature mortality in some patients. Preventing pressure injuries is a challenge for healthcare professionals, and is potentially a preventable condition.  Please join your HIIN and MAPS colleagues to learn about the new AHRQ Toolkit on Preventing Pressure Injuries in Hospitals, and discuss how we can prevent and improve pressure injuries.

Content Experts:
Karen M. Zulkowski, DNS, RN Executive Editor JWCET, Editorial Board Advances in Skin and Wound Care and Ostomy/Wound Management, and Associate Professor (retired) Montana State University  

Patricia Foley, BSN, RN, CPPS and Rita Rusenas, BSN, RN, CWOCN,  Edward Hospital

Learning Objectives::

1. Examine the change process overall, and for pressure injury specifically

2. Determine baseline data and goal setting for pressure injuries

3. Discuss an implementation program and sustainability of the project


For more information on safety sessions, contact Mary Stankos at

Marriott Chicago Naperville Hotel
1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL  Directions      

IHA Springfield Office
700 South Second St., Springfield, IL  Directions

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Mount Vernon Rend Lake
217 Potomac Blvd, Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 244-2300 Link to Website

Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is the sponsor of this program and the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO is the presenter.

CE Statement: As the sponsor of this didactic lecture with interactive exercises, the Illinois Health and Hospital Association is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 3.25 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

Meeting Contact: Tammy DeLeonardis at 630-276-5588 for questions with registration or if you wish to be added to our educational mailing list.

Program Contact: Mary Stankos, Patient Safety Consultant, Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO at 630-276-5565 for information about Safety Session events facilitated by MAPS PSO.