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2014 Pre-Congress

Make the most of your trip to Congress by participating in Pre-Congress Day (separate registration), Wednesday, May 14. These workshops enable you to explore specific patient safety topics and walk away with in-depth knowledge and insights of a key safety issue, as well as practical tools. Select one of these full- or half-day programs that take deep dives into leadership, just culture, patient and family engagement, simulation, certification prep, and patient safety organizations. Click the links below to learn more.


Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Review Course

FOR THE FIRST TIME — 1 FOCUS ON CERTIFICATION
This course is for those who are interested in taking the Certified Professional in Patient Safety exam.

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
New for 2014 due to widespread demand, this one-day course is being offered to experienced patient safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) examination. The course can help participants prepare for the exam by reviewing domain content areas and test-taking strategies, and creating a shared learning environment with fellow exam candidates and expert faculty.

Participation in this course will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Review, in depth, the six patient safety domains, following the exam content outline
  • Discuss patient safety scenario examples similar to actual exam questions
  • Build a network of, and interact with, expert subject matter panel members and other patient safety professionals sitting for the certification exam
  • Assess their own level of preparedness for the exam and address additional areas for self-study

Planning Committee :
Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS,
Senior Project Manager, Center for Medication Safety Advancement, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Karen Frush, MD, CPPS, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Health System
Erin Graydon-Baker, MS, RRT, CPPS, Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety, Maine Medical Center
Regina Hoffman, RN, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Donna Jenkins, RN, MS, CPPS, Patient Safety Staff Specialist, Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital
Karen Liptak, RN, BSN, MPA/HCA, CPHRM, CPPS, Senior Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety, Cleveland Clinic
Judy Milne, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Hospital
Dot Snow, MPH, CPPS, CPHM, Program Lead, National Resource Stewardship and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente

Registration Fee: $200 (before March 30, 2014), $225 (after March 30, 2014)
Special rate available for ASPPS members. Check your member web pages for details.

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Exploring New Pathways for Health Care Simulation

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This interactive, multidisciplinary session will push the boundaries of traditional health care simulation programs. During the first part of the program, participants will look closely at the spectrum of simulation, experience live demonstrations, help write patient safety simulation scenarios, and participate in hands-on opportunities with simulation equipment. During the second part of the program, participants in the patients and families session will join the group for a joint learning opportunity. Simulation experts and patient and family representatives will work together to provide attendees opportunities to examine ways in which patients and families, who are integral parts of the health care team, can provide perspective and knowledge not always gained through the use of traditional health care simulation programs. This session will incorporate the patient and family perspective, and participants will have opportunities to identify and apply ways to improve the patient experience and improve the safety of their organization. Take-home tools will be provided.

Co-Chairs:
Jared Kutzin,
DNP, MS, MPH, RN, CPPS, Director, Simulation Center, Winthrop University Hospital
Connie M. Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM, National Leader, Simulation and Risk Education, National Risk Management and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente

Faculty:
Jeff Convissar, MD, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute
Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc, Assistant Professor Ob/Gyn, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Director of the Labor and Delivery Program, Center for Medical Simulation
Cate Nicholas, EdD, MS, PA, Director, Simulation Education and Operations, FAHC/UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory, University of Vermont

Objectives:
Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe different simulation modalities and their application for incorporation into a patient safety program
  • Identify ways to enhance the patient experience in your organization through the use of simulation
  • Prepare a brief simulation scenario using a scenario development template
  • Outline ways to incorporate patient and family members in performance improvement plans through the use of simulation

Registration Fee: $450

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Just Culture and Safety Science: Optimizing the Root Cause Analysis Process

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This full-day, two-part course is designed for health care professionals who want to develop their knowledge base of Just Culture concepts for application throughout their health care organization, and gain an introductory knowledge of human factors. Attendees will learn how this knowledge can be used to impact safety in health care and how to apply it to a sample case study focused on systematic review of a serious safety event. There will be interactive, experiential activities involving table discussions and practice using event review tools and interview techniques in a simulated event review.

Co-Chairs:
Jason Adelman, MD, MS, Patient Safety Officer, Montefiore Medical Center
Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS, Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Part I
Patient Safety Basics: Building a Just Culture for Change

Faculty:
Amisha Rai, PA-C, MHS
, Patient Safety Manager, Montefiore Medical Center
Maryanne Schmid, RN, CPHQ, Senior Director, Department of Quality Management, Montefiore Medical Center
Jeff Weiss, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Montefiore Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Objectives:
Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Build a knowledge base of Just Culture concepts for application throughout a health care organization
  • Apply Just Culture methodology when doing a root cause analysis and reviewing adverse events
  • Outline strategies for developing a learning environment in the peer review process
  • Identify methods to translate identified errors into meaningful system improvement

Part II
Root Cause Analysis

Faculty:
Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS
, Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Seth Krevat, MD, Assistant Vice President, Safety, MedStar Health
Sarah Parker, PhD, Director of Research and Academic Affairs, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Objectives:
Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of human factors and how it can be used to impact safety in health care
  • Apply knowledge of human factors to an example case study focused on systematic review of a serious safety event
  • Apply a standard set of tools to review a serious safety event

Attendees will learn through lectures and interactive, experiential sessions. The lectures will be short and focused on introductory knowledge of human factors and systems safety. Interactive sessions will involve table discussions and practicing using event review tools and interview techniques in a simulated event review.

Registration Fee: $450

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Leadership Day: Keeping Quality and Safety Front and Center – Managing Your Influence in the Right Direction

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A dynamic and highly interactive program created specifically for safety, risk, and quality executives, CNOs, and CMOs, this full-day session will examine the importance of reducing costs while improving safety in a dramatically changing environment. During this session faculty and participants will address the burning question of how leaders can keep quality and safety on the table in the midst of the drastic cost-reduction requirements that are being faced.

Co-Chairs:
Susan A. Abookire, MD, MPH, FACP, Senior Vice President, System Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Houston Methodist Health Care, President, Society for Physician Quality Officers
Jennifer Daley, MD, FACP, Physician Executive
Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, American Organization of Nurse Executives

Faculty:
Richard J. Brilli, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA, Distinguished Fellow, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Gerald B. Hickson, MD, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and Administration, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
John Jones, RPh, Vice President, Enterprise Pharmacy, Geisinger Health System
Andrew Knight, PhD, Washington University
Linda Knodel, MHA, MSN, NE-BC CPHQ, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health
Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, Chief Clinical Officer, Partners HealthCare
Elliot Wakeam, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Objectives:
Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strategies to influence key leaders in your organization
  • Explain the value of specific patient safety strategies to improve outcomes and reduce costs
  • Prepare tools to make the case for safety programs in your institution

Registration Fee: $450

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Patients and Families: The Essential Partners for Safer Care

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
This specially designed program has been developed to provide perspective and ideas in support of engaging patients and families in patient safety work. Patient and family representatives serve as faculty, providing a perspective from this important stakeholder group. For health care professionals, this workshop will provide an opportunity to learn directly from patient and family representatives who will teach sections of the course using the techniques of simulation. Other faculty will share community-based initiatives that have successfully created positive engagement and improved partnering opportunities in order to enhance patient safety.

Attendees will learn how Shadowing is used to identify the current state of care delivery in their organization and how to form cross-functional, high-performance care teams to close the gaps between current and ideal care delivery. They will receive the Shadowing Guide and Work Kit and will be able to implement Shadowing in their organizations immediately.

During the afternoon, participants will join the simulation session for a joint learning opportunity.

Co-Chairs:
Linda K. Kenney,
President and Executive Director, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services
Patricia J. Skolnik, Founder and Executive Director of Citizens for Patient Safety

Faculty:
Lisa Schraeder, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Patient Experience, Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Innovation Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to improve care experiences for patients, families, and care providers
  • Implement Shadowing (real-time direct observation) to identify opportunities to improve care experiences and outcomes while lowering cost in their own care settings
  • Build cross-functional teams to close the gaps between current and ideal care experiences
  • Outline the steps to creating and deploying a simulation training program for clinicians
  • Describe how simulation training can improve communication between clinicians and patients

Registration Fee: $450

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Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality, Safety, and Efficiency in Health Care

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
This is a half-day session.

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) was passed to allow hospitals to communicate safety issues across state lines with protection from liability and reputational harm in order to systemize the quality of patient care. Health systems, post-acute care settings, and long-term care facilities across the country are using the National PSQIA Privilege and Confidentiality protections to make transformational advances in the quality of patient care via Patient Safety Organizations. In this session attendees will learn how to create a learning system from the best practices of health systems and other providers who are operating PSOs.

Chair: Peggy Binzer, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Faculty:
Shelby Harrington, MS, BSN, RN, PSO Administrator, Carolinas Healthcare System PSO and Carolinas Rehabilitation PSO
Robert Imhoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Patient Safety Center
Carol Keohane, AMC PSO
Nancy Schanz, North Carolina Quality Center PSO
Stephanie Zaremba, athenahealth

Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the PSQIA privilege and related confidentiality protections
  • Identify how to create a learning system from the best practices of health systems and other providers who are operating PSOs
  • Conduct the privilege in order to advance specific quality improvement goals and reduce health care costs
  • Describe strategies to improve patient safety by advancing collaboration between electronic health record vendors and PSOs
  • Plan an effective peer-to-peer program via a hands-on experience
  • Adopt the PSO’s protections for total confidentiality via shared learnings and best practices

Registration Fee: $225

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National Patient Safety Foundation The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. National Patient Safety Foundation®
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