Best Practices for Reducing Obstetrical Adverse Events to be Discussed in Upcoming Patient Safety Webinar

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Best practices for reducing obstetrical adverse events will be the topic of discussion among a panel of healthcare providers during the next webinar of the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series.

Best practices for reducing obstetrical adverse events will be the topic of discussion among a panel of healthcare providers during the next webinar of the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series.

What:    Registration is now available for the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series’ seventh interactive webinar. “Addressing Obstetrical Adverse Events” will discuss the goal set for hospitals to reduce 30 percent of preventable obstetrical adverse events by 2013.

When:         September 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET, via interactive webinar

Who:         Speakers:

  •     Maureen Corry, MPH, executive director, Childbirth Connections
  •     Kathleen Simpson, PhD, perinatal clinical nurse specialist, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center

Panelists:

  •     Peter Cherouny, emeritus professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, MD, OB/GYN, University of Vermont
  •     Alan Fleischman, MD, senior vice president and medical director, March of Dimes

Moderated by:

  •     Bernie Rosof, MD, NPP co-chair

Hosted by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a multi-stakeholder group convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the interactive session will be audio-streamed, free of charge. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event. To register for the event, please visit http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.

Additional upcoming webinar topics will include:

  •         Averting Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)—October 5 at 1 pm ET
  •     Speaker: Bill Geerts, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines on Prevention of VTE
  •     Speaker: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, Director, VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, focusing on CAUTI
  •     Panelist: Greg Maynard, MD, Society for Hospital Medicine VTE Initiative
  •     Panelist: Mary Jo Skiba, RN, BSN, project manager, Quality Improvement and Research, Alpena Regional Medical Center, focusing on CAUTI.

Archived webinars include:

  •     “An Overview of the Partnership for Patients and Getting Started in Your Organization”
  •     “Reducing Admissions Through Care Transitions”
  •     “Preventing Adverse Drug Events”
  •     “Reducing Infections in the Intensive Care Unit”
  •     “Decreasing Surgical Site Infections”
  •     “Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings”

The National Priorities Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum, is a multi-stakeholder group including organizations representing the interests of consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and professionals, state-based associations, community collaborative and regional alliances, government agencies, health plans, accreditation and certification bodies, and supplier and industry groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/NPP/National_Priorities_Partnership.aspx

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Erin Reese
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