Patient Safety: The Core of Care

12th Annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Location: Hilton Baltimore

Maryland Patient Safety Center is pleased to announce that former ABC Good Morning America host and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 Annual Patient Safety Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore. 
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Program fee: $250 (Registration and payment received by February 26, 2016)
$325 (Registration and payment received between February 27 and March 7, 2016)
On-site fee: $375 
FREE for individuals from MPSC member organizations

Patient Safety Conference

Each year, the Center brings together over 1200 healthcare professionals and nationally recognized speakers and presenters to learn and exchange best practices related to current issues surrounding patient safety. Held each year in the spring, the Center’s annual patient safety conference is a must attend event for anyone interested in improving patient care and expanding their knowledge or best patient safety practices.

2016 Call for Solutions

For the last ten years, healthcare providers and organizations from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region have been submitting Solutions that improve quality and patient safety to the Center. Select solutions are published and placed on the Center's website. Submitted Solutions that address all six categories are eligible for the Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation, the Distinguished Achievement in Patient Safety Innovation Award, and the Circle of Honor for Patient Safety Innovation Award.

The winner of the Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation and the Distinguished Achievement in Patient Safety Innovation Award will be asked to present their Solution at the Conference. All award winners will be honored at a special reception the evening before the Conference.

We invite you to submit a Solution for your patient safety innovation. All Solutions are due by November 9, 2015.

For Part I of the application, click here.
For Part II of the application, click here.


2015 Annual Conference Solutions

Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation
Patient and Family Centered Inpatient Room Whiteboards: Engaging Patients in Their Care 

Distinguished Achievement in Patient Safety Innovation
Meeting the Challenge of Health Care Change

Circle of Honor for Patient Safety Innovation
Sustaining Hand Hygiene and Patient Equipment Cleaning with a Staff Accountability Model
Lean Methodology: Appropriate Anti-psychotic Use on an Inpatient Dementia Unit
Managing the Complexity of Medication Reconciliation
Impact of a Physician and Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Agreement on Clinical Care and Economic Outcomes
Effective Patient Fall Reduction Initiative on an Inpatient Oncology Unit
Closing the Medication Safety Loop across the Care Continuum: Fitting the Pieces Together to Create the Final Picture
Screening Can Improve Identification of Depression in Hospitalized Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Improving the Safety of Dementia Care by Reducing the use of Antipsychotic Medication in the Long-Term Care Setting

Additional Solutions

CLABSI Reduction in the ICU
Recipe for Success: Engaged Staff, Difficult Patients and Cheerleaders
Train Like You Mean It
Adoption of ASPAN Guidelines for Treatment of Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) in Ambulatory Surgical Settings
A Sustainable World Class Interdisciplinary Stroke Program
Routine Vital Signs Protocol: Putting Evidence-Based Practice Into Motion
Supply Chain: A Link to Keeping Patients Safe
Scanning for Accuracy: Validation of NDC Safety Check
Transforming from Punitive to Positive
Reduction of Door to Balloon Time: A Collaborative Effort 
Reducing Inpatient Venous Thromboembolism Using Guidelines and Electronic Decision Support
Baltimore-Washington Women's Health Centering Pregnancy
Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence in Hand Hygiene Practices: An Inter-Professional Collaborative Approach
Driving Quality and Change Through Implementation of Leadership Standard Work
Use of Lean Six-Sigma Tools to Create Innovative Solutions to Reduce C-Difficile in an Acute Care Population
Improving Clinical Competence, Communication and Teamwork Through Inter-Professional Simulation Based Education
Sustained Reduction of Narcotic Induced Over-Sedation and Respiratory Depression: A Multi-Focal Patient Safety Enhancement
Reduction Nurse Sensitive Conditions: Utilizing an Observational and Retrospective Review Methodology 
Efficacy of Using ECG-Based Technology to Confirm Tip Location when Placing a PICC
Using Simulation to Improve Performance in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrests
Using Real-Time Data to Impact Patient Care and Nursing Practice
Behavioral Emergency Response Team: Implementing a Performance Improvement Strategy to Address Workplace Violence
Access Health: Partnership to Reduce Repeat Emergency Room Visits through Community-Based Care Coordination 
New Practice for End of Life Care for Dying Patient
Call for Action: Prevention of CAUTI in the Acute Care Setting
Alarms Reduction - Bring Down the Noise!
CCHD Screening Algorithm Tool for Successful Assessments
Transitions in Care Pharmacist Providing Discharge Counseling and Follow Up Phone Calls to Prevent Readmissions
Pursuing High Reliability and National Leadership in Quality and Safety
Developing an Observational Tool to Evacuate Universal Protocol
Developing a Framework to Assess for High Reliability Principles
Medication Teaching - Because We Care
A Multi-Pronged Process to Move the Bar Further
Improving VTE Inpatient Quality Core Measures Through a Multifaceted Solutions Approach
My Personal Medical Record/My Personal HealthCare Values - 60 to 60,000
Call 911 Our Documentation has Died
Using Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor to Bio-Decontaminate Unused Supplies from Inpatient Isolation Rooms
Malignant Hyperthermia: When Every Second Counts
How Low Can We Go? Decreasing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in a Burn Intensive Care Unit
Pharmacist Utilization of the LACE Tool to Prevent Hospital Readmissions
Using Lean Methodology to Improve Patient Care and Through-put in an Endoscopy Suite
High Risk Patient Assessments Improve Utilization of Healthcare Resources
Reducing Falls in an ICU Setting - What is Best Practice?
The Development of Nursing Assessment and Symptom Management Clinic
Improving the Discharge Efficiency Process on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Improving the Nursing Hand-off Communication Between Shifts
Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)
Weaving Environmental Health and Sustainability into Patient, Staff & Community Safety
High Profile Cleaning Certification Program
Multifactorial Approach to Decreasing Readmissions
Reducing the Incidence of Adverse Drug Events Related to Anticoagulants
Engaging Staff to Improve Infection Control Practices on Clinical Unit