Current Symposium

MHQA Patient Safety Symposium

This event is being provided in part through a grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. Space is limited, so register early!

This year’s sessions will explore:

  • the difficulty and importance of getting comfortable having “the conversation” with patients and families about their care wishes early on in a chronic or terminal disease process; 
  • managing the comfort needs of our palliative care patients in an “opiophobia” world;
  • and conclude with a session focusing on the second victim experience – the psychosocial and emotional response many healthcare providers experience following an adverse patient event or unexpected outcome. 

Breakout simulation sessions will part of the day’s activities, as well as group activities and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics in patient safety and quality improvement.

Presenters

Dr. Kate Lally, MD, FACP, Chief of Palliative Care, Care New England Health System; Faculty, Institute for Healthcare ImprovementDr. Kate Lally, MD, FACP, Chief of Palliative Care, Care New England Health System; Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Lally will provide an overview of how Care New England Health System has embedded “the Conversation” as part of the culture and care of all chronically and terminally ill patients, as well as comparing the various tools available to assist providers in this process.


Dr. Misaya Higuchi, MD, MPH, CMD, FAAFP, Clinical Fellow, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University, New YorkDr. Masaya Higuchi, MD, MPH, CMD, FAAFP, Clinical Fellow, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University, New York

Dr. Higuchi will provide the evidence to support the value of having “the conversation” early on in a chronic or terminal disease process, as well as the local and regional perspective on efforts to incorporate the Serious Illness Conversation Guide in to care processes and documentation.  Breakout sessions in our simulation center will follow this presentation.


Dr. Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN, Terri Maxwell PhD, APRN, Chief Clinical Officer, Turn-Key Health Dr. Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN, Chief Clinical Officer, Turn-Key Health 

Dr. Maxwell will discuss a brief history of opioids and how we have arrived at this new “opiophobia” world, and the associated challenges for managing comfort, and the related conversations, in our palliative care patient population.  This session will incorporate case-based scenarios and live simulation.  


Dr. Susan Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Manager, Patient Safety and Risk Management, MU Health CareDr. Susan Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Manager, Patient Safety and Risk Management, MU Health Care

Our day will conclude with a discussion and insight in to what is known as the second victim phenomenon from an international expert.  Dr. Scott will share her research and the success of University of Missouri Health Care’s forYOU program – an internal peer support program for healthcare staff experiencing difficult reactions to adverse patient events and unanticipated outcomes.  

CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS

We invite you to submit your patient safety and quality improvement projects for display at our symposium.

Posters will be on display throughout the day from 7:30 a.m. through the 2:15 p.m. refreshment break. Posters will need to be mounted on no larger than 36 x 48 inch poster board. Easels will be available at the facility.

Submission deadline is Monday, September 25, 2017. 

Submit now.

Due to space limitations, only up to 20 posters can be accepted, so please apply early. Persons with accepted abstracts will be responsible for any registration fees that may apply.