Patient Safety Update

Explore Strategies and Solutions at the 2018 Indiana Patient Safety Summit

Hosted by IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC), the Indiana Patient Safety Summit brings together CEOs, CNOs, nursing caregivers, case managers, pharmacists, and other health care professionals for a full day of education on effective strategies and best practices for improving patient safety statewide. The 2018 Patient Safety Summit will be held at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel on June 5. Registration for the 2018 Indiana Patient Safety Summit closes May 29.

IPSC leads Indiana hospitals as they collaborate on quality and patient safety, encourages the implementation of evidence-based practices, and forges the nation’s most comprehensive network of patient safety coalitions. The Patient Safety Summit is its biggest event of the year and offers Hoosier hospitals the opportunity to come together and share what they have learned.

Agenda highlights include the following:

  • Advocating for the Patient: Using My Story to Improve Patient Safety: Activist and artist Regina Holliday was inspired to advocate for clarity and transparency in medical records by her husband’s struggle to get appropriate care. Afflicted with kidney cancer, Holliday’s husband suffered poor care coordination, a lack of access to data, and a series of medical errors that ultimately led to his death. These institutional flaws spurred Holliday to try to improve care for her husband and all patients who are going through similar struggles.
  • Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program: Mayo Clinic Mind-Body Counselor Debbie L. Fuehrer will discuss how the brain and mind generate unwanted stress every day, even during routine daily activities. Fuehrer will share a two-step program that will empower attendees to handle their stressors with less distress and enhance their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Success Stories: The winners of the 2018 Patient Safety Innovation Award and the 2018 Patient Safety Service and Leadership Award will present on their successful projects and initiatives. In addition, representatives from Franciscan Health Michigan City, the winner of the 2017 Patient Safety Innovation Award, will discuss their mobility program, and leaders from Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital, the winner of the 2017 Patient Safety Service and Leadership Award, will share how the hospital has leveraged partnerships to identify, refer, and treat community members challenged with opioid dependence.

View the full agenda and register at regonline.com/IPSC18summit.

UP Campaign Webinars Available

As part of its Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract, the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) developed the UP Campaign to help hospitals implement proven strategies to reduce harm and improve care.

Specifically, the campaign is designed to simplify safe care and streamline interventions, reduce multiple forms of harm with simple easy-to-accomplish activities, and consolidate basic interventions that cut across several topics to decrease harm. The UP Campaign is made up of four components:

  1. WAKE UP: Prevent oversedation
  2. GET UP: Mobilize patients
  3. SOAP UP: Hardwire hand hygiene
  4. SCRIPT UP: Optimize inpatient medications

IHA has been leading Indiana hospitals in the AHA/HRET HIIN and hosted a four-part webinar series on each of the first three components of the campaign over the last year. The webinars featured leaders at member hospitals and staff from IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) discussing key aspects of each component. Download the slides and recordings for all 12 webinars at IHAconnect.org.