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July 2016 eBulletin

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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 2016 TeamSTEPPSTeam Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based teamwork system designed to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. TeamSTEPPS consists of a collection of instructions, materials and tools to help drive a successful teamwork initiative from the initial planning to implementation through to sustainment. The system is designed to improve patient safety using a three-phase approach: Phase I Assessment: Facility determines organizational readiness; Phase II Planning, Training & Implementation: Facility “decides what to do” and “makes it happen;” and Phase III Sustainment: Facility spreads the improvements in teamwork performance, clinical processes and outcomes resulting from the TeamSTEPPS initiative.TeamSTEPPS® Conference, the 2016 Quality and Patient Safety Awards, the U.S. Army Medical Command’s efforts with TeamSTEPPS® and the Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ). Enjoy!

Announcements/Reminders

  • In July, the Military Health System's theme is Health Innovation
  • Do you have questions about the Continuing Education process? We can help! >>Email us
  • Talk to us! Do you have an update from your facility? Let us know via email or on Facebook.

Feature: TeamSTEPPS® and High Reliability: An Overview of the 2016 National TeamSTEPPS Conference

The 10th Annual National TeamSTEPPS Conference – an event designed to highlight strategies and techniques to effectively implement and sustain TeamSTEPPS in today’s ever-evolving health care environment – was held 7-10 June, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Welcoming over 700 health care industry professionals and experts, the National TeamSTEPPS conference spotlighted…Feature: TeamSTEPPS® and High Reliability: An Overview of the 2016 National TeamSTEPPS Conference Page.

Patient Safety in Action: The DoD Patient Safety Program Announces the 2016 Quality and Patient Safety Awards

Every step Military Health System (MHS) patient safety professionals take towards achieving high reliability is worthy of praise and recognition. Today more than ever, our commitment to…Patient Safety in Action: The DoD Patient Safety Program Announces the 2016 Quality and Patient Safety Awards Page.

HRO Corner: Measuring the Effectiveness of the TeamSTEPPS® Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ) – U.S. Army Medical Command Implementation

Developed by Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program (PSP) in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), TeamSTEPPS is a robust, evidence-based system designed to…HRO Corner: Measuring the Effectiveness of the TeamSTEPPS® Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire (T-TPQ) – U.S. Army Medical Command Implementation Page.

Military Health System (MHS) Patient Safety Culture Survey Update

Starting in February through mid-April, Military Health System (MHS) staff at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) worldwide were asked to complete the 2016 MHS Patient Safety Culture Survey (Culture Survey). The purpose of the Culture Survey was to…Military Health System (MHS) Patient Safety Culture Survey Update Page.

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: July Edition

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

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…MHS Patient Safety Data Snapshot Page.

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…MHS Patient Safety Spotlight Page.

Upcoming Events

Image of the July/August 2016 DoD Patient Safety Program Learning Update publication.Click the image to view/print a list of all upcoming patient safety activities.

Patient Safety Learning Circles

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

Image of a globe surrounded by figures at computer stations attending a virtual learning event.July DoD PSP Learning Circle

Details Coming Soon!! Please visit our Calendar of Events for registration updates.

 

 

Strategies for Preparing for TeamSTEPPS® Implementation in the Clinical and Educational Settings – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

July 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) logo.This webinar will focus on key components of planning for TeamSTEPPS implementation for hospital staff and students/faculty at University of Florida (UF) Health in Gainesville, FL. The webinar will feature Charles Crescioni, MS, RN, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist at UF Health, and Amy Blue, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education in the UF Health Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs. Their presentation will highlight UF Health's process and strategies for preparing to implement TeamSTEPPS in two different settings: a large and expanding academic medical center and the university's six health professions colleges. They will discuss common and unique strategies for implementation planning across these two settings, as well as key components of the planning strategy for facilitating longer-term success. Specifically, the presentation objectives will be to:

  • Describe common and unique strategies and resources required for implementing TeamSTEPPS in a clinical and an educational setting;
  • Share key components of effective planning regarding buy-in, resources, and measuring effectiveness; and
  • Discuss the status of UF's efforts and planned next steps.

Visit the Strategies for Preparing for TeamSTEPPS® Implementation in the Clinical and Educational Settings registration page.

Medical Errors at the End of Life and Strategies for Improving Patient-Provider Communication – National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)**

July 20, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) logo.The focus of this webcast will be on failure to recognize patient preference at the end of life as a medical error and best practices for improving patient/provider communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe effective palliative care models in home, telemedicine and outpatient settings.
  • Discuss the crucial role of engagement with the patient and family.
  • Discuss how palliative care models drive safety, quality, and cost outcomes.

Featured Speaker:

  • Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
    Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Visit the Medical Errors at the End of Life and Strategies for Improving Patient-Provider Communication registration page.

Image of a globe surrounded by figures at computer stations attending a virtual learning event.August DoD PSP Learning Circle

Details Coming Soon!! Please visit our Calendar of Events for registration updates.

 

 

Patient Safety Workshops

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

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. 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.

Patient Safety Reading Corner

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Last Updated: March 07, 2022
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