WHO SHOULD ATTEND: LAPS PSO Members: CEOs, COOs, CNOs, CMOs, nurses, physicians, risk managers, quality improvement staff and legal counsel
OVERVIEW: The Falls program will investigate and collaborate with healthcare teams on the current struggles related to redesigning patient fall and fall injury prevention practices at unit, program, hospital and system levels. Preventing patient falls is pivotal in improving patient safety and transforming healthcare. The purpose of this safe tables is to engage with peers through informative discussions, collaborate on the issues and challenges of implementing an effective fall program, gain new knowledge, and commit to making improvements to reduce falls and resulting harm. The safe table is a legally-protected, confidential environment for expert- and peer-driven discussion on sensitive topics to generate innovative and new knowledge to reduce preventable falls and intentionally reduce and eliminate causes of harm.
At the conclusion of the meeting, participants should be able to:
- Apply at least three learnings from key areas in fall and injury prevention to their hospital settings;
- Develop individualized strategic plan for program implementation with coaching and feedback from fall and fall injury program experts;
- Develop a 90-day work plan for their team regarding their strategic plans for reducing preventable falls and harm from falls; and
- Network with peers and establish sustainable forum to stay connected to colleagues.
CONFIDENTIALITY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act empowers providers to share information about quality by providing them privacy rights, similar to the privacy right for patients under HIPAA. The privacy right is made secure through penalties that are administered through the Office of Civil Rights.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions (Dr. Floyd Roberts)
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Safe Table Agenda (Dr. Pat Quigley)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. New Directions in Fall and Fall Injury Prevention (Dr. Pat Quigley)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Organizational Self Assessments: Identification of Organization Opportunities
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Case Studies
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Working Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Strategic Planning Session (Dr. Pat Quigley)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Discussion of Commit to Change: Share Strategic Actions
MEET YOUR FACULTY:
Dr. Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant. Dr. Quigley is a retired associate director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Research Center of Inquiry and is both a clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner in rehabilitation. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety. She serves as a patient-safety expert for fall and injury reduction to the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks and serves as a committee member of the NQF Patient Safety Committee. Her leadership resulted in redesign measurement of patient safety indicators for falls and fall injuries that link organizational, unit and patient-level variables that are relevant and evidence-based. Dr. Quigley has served as principal or co-investigator in 35 research studies, totaling more than $7.5 million.
What Is a LAPS PSO Safe Table Session?
Available exclusively to LAPS PSO members, safe tables provide a forum for LAPS PSO members to network and exchange best practices and discuss patient safety and quality experiences in an open, uninhibited and legally-protected environment. Most importantly, safe table sessions help build a strong and supportive quality care community where collective learning is valued and collegial relationships are supported and encouraged. These sessions are legally-protected under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, which allow healthcare providers to convene and have open dialogue about patient safety and quality issues. Because this is an entirely protected forum, all attendees will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement upon arrival at the meeting (provided at the registration table). All information shared will remain confidential and privileged.
SEMINAR REGISTRATION: Log in online to register. Email confirmations will be sent to all registrants who list an accurate email address.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received in writing up to one week prior to a scheduled event. Registrants who are unable to attend an LHA educational event are permitted to, and encouraged to send a substitute without incurring a cancellation fee. Please send written notice of any substitutions prior to the scheduled event.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: The LHA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically-challenged participants who require special services. When registering, please attach a written description of needs to the application.