lunes, 1 de agosto de 2016

DoD Patient Safety Program Monthly eBulletin - August 2016

Patient Safety Program Monthly eBulletin header graphic August 2016 edition

The Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program (PSP) eBulletin delivers patient safety updates, news, useful tips, and resources to help you deliver the highest quality of care to your patients. This month, we highlight the connection between high reliability, transparency and patient safety. Access articles on the Patient Safety Culture Survey Resource Guide, the MHS Transparency Initiative, the I’M SAFE TeamSTEPPS® tool and much more. Enjoy!



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Feature: Transparency, High Reliability and Patient Safety

On any given day, Military Health System (MHS) patient safety professionals are working tirelessly to ensure they provide the highest quality of care to their patients. Driven by a high level of dedication, MHS patient safety professionals know that...Read more

Patient Safety in Action: The I’M SAFE TeamSTEPPS® Checklist – An Exercise in Openness and Transparency with your Team

The connection between transparency and high reliability is one that touches many aspects of what we do as MHS patient safety professionals. We strive to be transparent in the way we share information with our patients – working with them as...Read more

HRO Corner: The Patient Safety Culture Survey Resource Guide – An Overview

The DoD is on a journey to transform the Military Health System (MHS) into a high reliability organization (HRO) to ensure safe, reliable care for all of its patients and their families. This transformative shift is one that requires a laser-sharp focus by every one of us – leadership and frontline staff – to...Read more

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: August Edition

Welcome to the August edition of the DoD PSP Treasure Chest! Each and every month, we will be sharing resources to help you execute your day-to-day patient safety activities easily and effectively. Please visit us often and get access to...Read more

MHS Patient Safety Data Snapshot

The new MHS Patient Safety Data Snapshot is a monthly compilation of two types of patient safety data 1) Sentinel Event (SE) notifications submitted to the Patient Safety Analysis Center (PSAC) 2) anonymous, voluntarily reported patient safety events via...Read more

MHS Patient Safety Spotlight

The MHS Patient Safety Spotlight is a new resource designed to highlight best practices and interesting initiatives that come from the field and are...Read more

Upcoming Events

DoD PSP Learning Update August 2016 Edition Screenshot Click the image above to automatically download a copy of all upcoming patient safety events, or click the link to view a list of all upcoming patient safety events: 

Patient Safety Learning Circles:
In-person or web-based forums focused on a specific topic
DoD PSP Learning CirclesAugust DoD PSP Learning Circle: Details Coming Soon!! Please visit our Calendar of Events for registration updates.

Improving Patient Safety Culture to Provide Safer Care – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
10 August, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) LogoAHRQ is hosting a webinar on efforts to address safety culture to improve the quality of care and reduce patient harm. The webinar, “Improving Patient Safety Culture to Provide Safer Care,” will feature Adam Novak, Project Coordinator at Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center. His presentation will focus on MHA’s work to improve patient safety culture across its hospitals, including the use of TeamSTEPPS® and teamwork interventions. He will discuss specific interventions, such as the implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), specific teamwork tools, and efforts to improve staff psychological safety. He will also discuss the importance of strategies focused on small tests of change, as well as MHA’s work to assess the impact of interventions. Specifically, the presentation will seek to:
  • Provide an overview of MHA’s overall program of work to improve patient safety culture;
  • Discuss the role of TeamSTEPPS and other teamwork interventions within the CUSP framework;
  • Describe specific implementation efforts focused on improving teamwork, communication, and safety culture;
  • Discuss the importance of the engagement of both leaders and front-line staff in this work; and
  • Present MHA’s efforts to assess intervention effectiveness.
Featured Speaker:
  • Adam Novak
    Project Coordinator
    Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Certification – National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)**
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Logo31 August, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Interested in becoming a Certified Professional in Patient Safety? Join our informational webinar on Wednesday, August 31st. We’ll tell you everything you always wanted to know about the CPPS credential and exam, plus members of our Expert Oversight Committee will answer your questions too.
Featured Speakers:
  • Janine Carpenter
    Assistant Vice President, Programs
    National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Kathryn Rapala, DNP, JD, RN, CPPS
    Chair, Expert Oversight Committee for the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
    Vice President, Clinical Risk Management
    Aurora HealthCare
  • Gail Shulby, RN, MA, CPPS
    Member, Expert Oversight Committee for the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
    Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President
    Duke University Health System

Patient Safety Workshops:
Instructor-led or self-paced online learning sessions focused on a specific product
On-Demand eLearning: Patient Safety Reporting System v1.01 eLearning Course
This course introduces basic navigation and functionality features of the PSR system and the roles of system users, such as event reporters, event handlers, and investigators. The course can be accessed through MHS Learn.
Register now

On-Demand eLearning: Patient Safety Reporting: Intermediate Course*
Targeted to Patient Safety Managers and other MTF staff already familiar with basic functionalities of the Patient Safety Reporting System, this course is designed to help learners hone the decision-making skills needed to effectively manage patient safety event data in PSR, as part of the ongoing effort to eliminate preventable harm at MTFs.
Register now

On-Demand eLearning: Root Cause Analysis*
This self-paced module outlines the Patient Safety Program’s suggested practices for conducting a root cause analysis, from the initial reporting of a patient safety event through the formation of the RCA Team to the identification of contributing factors and root causes and the recommendation of corrective actions.
Register now

*Denotes that activity is eligible for CE credit. All CE credits are managed by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).

**Did you know? As an NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety member, DoD PSP receives complimentary access to webinars as a benefit of program membership. Check with your facility POC to obtain the member coupon code. 

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