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December 2015 eBulletin

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The Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program eBulletin delivers patient safety updates, news, useful tips and resources. This month’s issue features the DoD Culture Survey, the Stand Up for Patient Safety Program, a spotlight on the 2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards, a Continuing Education update, tons of resources for your team via our Treasure Chest and much more. Enjoy!

Announcements/Reminders

Feature: The DoD Patient Safety Culture Survey and the High Reliability Organization Journey – Why Your Voice Matters

Today more than ever, efforts such as the administration of the DoD Patient Safety Culture Survey remain an important element of the DoD’s journey towards…Feature: The DoD Patient Safety Culture Survey and the High Reliability Organization Journey – Why Your Voice Matters Page.

Patient Safety Spotlight: 2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards

Diligence, excellence, commitment are three vital elements that characterize the 2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards recipients. This year, the DoD PSP team received over 60 submissions from…Patient Safety Spotlight: 2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards Page.

HRO Corner: Understanding the “Fostering a Culture of Safety” High Reliability Organization Principle*

In December, we are taking an in-depth look at the “Fostering a Culture of Safety” HRO principle and how it applies to what you do to keep your…HRO Corner: Understanding the “Fostering a Culture of Safety” High Reliability Organization Principle* Page.

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: December Edition

Welcome to the December 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…DoD PSP Treasure Chest: December Edition Page.

Continuing Education Update: Requirements for Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit

Are you looking to get Accreditation Council or Pharmacy Education continuing education credits? If so, please read on to learn the steps you need to follow in order to…Continuing Education Update: Requirements for Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit Page.

The Stand Up for Patient Safety™ Program: An Opportunity to Expand your Knowledge, Skills and Network

Did you know? All Army, Navy, Air Force and NCR MD MTFs are members in the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Stand Up for Patient Safety Program. As members, you have…The Stand Up for Patient Safety™ Program: An Opportunity to Expand your Knowledge, Skills and Network Page.

Upcoming Events

Patient Safety Learning Circles

In-person or Web-based forums focused on a specific topic

Shared Decision Making & Patient Safety – National Patient Safety Foundation**

December 2, 2015: 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the link between shared decision making and patient safety.
  • Identify the steps of achieving “perfected informed consent” through shared decision making.
  • Describe how shared decision making is the center of patient engagement and safety.
  • Identify how federal (CMS) and state governments are operationalizing shared decision making.

Featured Speakers:
Benjamin W. Moulton, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President
Advocacy and Policy
Healthwise

There is no cost to participate but space is limited.

Did you know? As an NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety member, DoD PSP receives discounted congress registration as a benefit of program membership. Check with your facility POC for more information.

Visit the Shared Decision Making & Patient Safety – National Patient Safety Foundation** Registration Page.

TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series (December): Integrating Quality Methods to Improve Teamwork and Patient Safety – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

December 9, 2015: 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

This webinar will highlight how different quality improvement models and methods can be integrated into a single patient safety program and will feature presenters from the UCLA Health System: Randolph Steadman, MD, MS, Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of the UCLA Simulation Center; Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS, Associate Adjunct Professor and Education/Operations Director of the UCLA Simulation Center; Robert Martin, PsyD, Performance Excellence Specialist; and Kenneth Miller, RN, MSN, CCRN, Nursing Simulation Education Coordinator.

The presentation will focus on methods such as Lean and TeamSTEPPS and approaches for using aspects of each in an organizational patient safety program. Specifically, the presentation will seek to:

  1. Compare two quality improvement models designed to improve patient safety;
  2. Discuss how to integrate the models into a single program;
  3. Demonstrate three Lean tools that can be applied to a TeamSTEPPS course; and
  4. Evaluate exercises designed to utilize these tools.

Visit the TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series (December): Integrating Quality Methods to Improve Teamwork and Patient Safety – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Registration Page.

Patient Safety Workshops

Instructor-led or self-paced online learning sessions focused on a specific product

Attention! As part of the transition to the new CE provider, the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, registrants who take enduring (non-live) training activities will be required to pass a CE test at the end of the activity.

On-Demand eLearning: Patient Safety Reporting System v1.1 e-Learning 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.

Visit the eLearning Courses page to register for this course.

On-Demand e-Learning: 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.

Patient Safety Reporting: Intermediate Course Registration Page

On-Demand e-Learning: 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.

Root Cause Analysis Course Registration Page

*Denotes that activity is eligible for CE credit.

**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.

Patient Safety Reading Corner

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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