Patient Safety Blog

The National Quality Forum Releases 2011 Serious Reportable Event (SRE) Update

The NQF has released "Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare - 2011 Update: A Consensus Reportâ€, including updates to 25 SREs, and adding four new SREs.

13 Missouri Hospitals Join Initiative to Improve Communication and Teamwork

As part of MOCPS' People, Priorities & Learning Together initiative, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched this month, to increase patient safety at the bedside by improving communication and hand-offs at the bedside!

Sneak Peek! EMS Just Culture Movie Trailer!

The Center is proud to announce its participation in Outcome Engineering's soon to be released video, On The Scene, a Just Culture training film for EMS.   We assisted with general content for script development and participated in the panel discussion filming segment. Also including the Missouri Ambulance Association, the 30 minute film portrays rich character-driven scenarios from the EMS[...]

Missouri Center for Patient Safety Announces New Website

Patient safety web site delivers a new level of communication, awareness and learning for MOCPS participants and the public.

Baker Covers HHS' new $1B Patient Safety Initiative

Back in April, HHS announced its new $1 billion Patient Safety Initiative to reduce preventable injuries that occur in hospitals.   At the same time the Center was celebrating Missouri's Patient Safety Awareness Month.   Joining us in that effort was HHS Regional Director, Judy Baker (Region 7), along with four other experts, who participated in our April 20 Patient Safety tele-forum to address a[...]

5 Years of Progress - 2010 - JUST RELEASED!

Pride in our work! We think it really shows in our recently published report: 5 Years of Progress-2010. Safety improvement involves everyone who drives the delivery of health care, and many have established important partnerships with the Center.   Together, in just five years, we established the Center as a leader in PSO services, working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes,[...]

Training Resources to Reduce HAIs for Clinicians and Families

The HHS has released "Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infectionsâ€, an on-line tool for clinicians and family caregivers, including videos on use of protocols to protect patient, visitors, and practitioners from infections by promoting behaviors that reduce the risk of infections.

TJC Announces National Patient Safety Goal Addressing CAUTI

The Joint Commission has approved a new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012 related to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention in hospitals.   The goal requires implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent CAUTIs, which account for up to 80 percent of all healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).

CUSP/Stop CAUTI Kick-Off!

National Faculty and Location Confirmed

For Those in Joplin, Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone affected by last Sunday's tornado in Joplin, Missouri; particularly patients and staff at St. Johns and other health professionals working to allay the community's suffering caused by the disaster.   Recovery and relief status updates, including links to sign up to help, learn the status of friends and family in the area and provide funding support are[...]