Register! MAPS PSO Safe Table - Opioid Safety

MAPS PSO recognizes the unique patient safety challenges faced in emergency department surrounding pain management.  This safe table will discuss national safety standards, adoption of opioid treatments/guidelines and creating change among physicians, nurses and pharmacists in the ED.  Facilitated discussion will provide MAPS members and colleagues the opportunity to collaborate on the issues and challenges surrounding implementing changes.


MAPS PSO SAFE TABLE: Project ALTO and Reducing Opioid Use

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Check-in: 8:45 am
Start Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Light Breakfast, snacks, lunch and beverages will be served.


Join the MAPS PSO community for a hands-on and interactive safe table that teaches participants to look at opioid prescribing by using a triad of doctors, nurses and pharmacists to re-evaluate prescribing practices.

Content Experts:

Ashley Meyers, BSN, RN-BC, PCCN-K, Clinical Nurse Educator, Sparrow Hospital

Robert S. Redwood, MD, MPH, FACEP, Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc., Emergency Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician

Tran H. Tran, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy & Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT) Pharmacist, Rush University Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the impact of the adoption of opioid prescribing and treatment guidelines on emergency department operations.
  2. Describe how to work with an organization's executive team on the establishment of goals, timelines, data tracking, communications, implementation and performance improvement measures.
  3. Utilize selected opioids management training tools and a train-the-trainer methodology for creating change among physicians, nurses and pharmacists in the emergency department.


IHA Naperville Office
1151 East Warrenville Rd., Naperville, IL  Directions  

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

The Illinois 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 5.5 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

CME Statement in coordination with Edward-Elmhurst Health:

Joint Education Flyer with Edward-Elmhurst Health

Meeting Contact: Margie McDevitt at 630-276-5504 for questions with registration or if you wish to be added to our Safe Table mailing list.

Program Contact: Ashley Frederick, Clinical Manager, Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO at 217-541-1183 for information about MAPS PSO Safe Table events.