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National Patient Safety Week 2016: March 13-19
Ohio hospitals are committed to providing the best health care to patients. Every day of the year, caregivers work to provide the best care possible for every patient, every time. Patient safety and health care quality continues to be a top priority for Ohio hospitals.
Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation.
Each year, health care organizations around the globe take part in the event. The theme for 2016 is “United in Safety.” From patients to care providers, from the front lines to the executive suite, from the patient and family advocate to the corporate solutions provider — we are all united in the goal of keeping patients and those who care for them free from harm.
More information about Patient Safety Awareness Week and hospital involvement can be found, here.
Tools and Resources
OPSI is committed to empowering practitioners and equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to enhance their work in providing the best possible outcomes for patients. In addition, OPSI also provides a variety of patient resources to help patients navigate the health care system, prepare for a hospital stay and learn about medication and prevention.
For those hospitals and systems interested in learning more about the OPSI Patient Safety Organization, click here.
2016 Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award
OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio. Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:
Improve patient safety
Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
OPSI is currently accepting applications
for the 2016 OPSI Best Practice Award! More information, tips on submitting and previous winners can be found on the Best Practices page.
In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, OPSI hosted a free hour-long webinar on Aug. 27 to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar featured a panel of experts:
Watch "OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion: What healthcare workers should know about influenza and vaccine recommendations," here.
Save the Dates! 2016 Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series - Register here!
February 4th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Outcomes Resilience after System Stress: A Rapid-Cycle Response to Mitigate the Impact of System Stress on CLABSI – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – DeAnna Hawkins, MSN, RN NEA-BC, Christopher Dandoy MD, MSc and Laura L. Flesch MSN RN CRNP
April 7th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Using Patient Safety Partnerships to Improve Patient Safety Culture – OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital – Kathyrn Crea, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
June 16th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Surgical Safety Hard Stop Checklist – Summa Akron City Hospital – Kaye Reiter, MSN,RN, Melissa Lingle, RN, BSN, CNOR, John Fink, MD, Chariman of Surgical Services, Victoria Wells, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA
September 8th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – A team-based approach to Reducing Cardiac Monitor Alarms – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Christopher Dandoy MD, MSc, and Deanna Best RN, BSN
November 3rd – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wellness on Wheels, OhioHealth – Sonia Booker RN, BSN, MSN, Mary Ann Abiado PhD, MSN, RN and Richard Marger MD, FACOG