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Healthcare | Sunday 19 July, 2015 12:20 am |
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Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting Co-convened with the Chapman University School of Pharmacy

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with Chapman University School of Pharmacy for their Midyear Planning Meeting on July 29, 2015 on Chapman’s main campus in Orange, California. 

The meeting will begin with presentations by leaders from each of the twelve workgroups chartered to update Patient Safety Movement’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The Patient Safety Movements APSS are designed to address the top challenges in patient safety. The group will conclude by identifying new challenges and specifying which will be addressed at their 4th annual Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit January 22-23, 2016 in Dana Point, Calif. Current challenges include: 

Culture of Safety 

Failure to Rescue: Post Operative Respiratory Depression 

Medication Errors 

Sub-Optimal Blood Management 

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) 

Sub-Optimal Neonatal Oxygen Targeting 

Failure to Detect Clinical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) 

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) 

Hand-off Communications 

Early Detection of Sepsis 

Optimal Resuscitation 

Metrics Integrity 

“Our midyear meeting will set the direction of the 2016 Summit,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “We feel fortunate to have Chapman University School of Pharmacy co-convene this meeting. We have over hundred patient safety thought leaders from around the world joining together at this midyear meeting. Together, we can and will eradicate preventable patient deaths by 2020.” 

The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is located on the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California. The CUSP program helps students focus on the lifelong pursuit of answers to the grand challenges in human health around the world and their role in compassionate delivery of those solutions. Responsibility for the use of medication and the health outcomes associated with such use is at the core of the pharmacist’s role in advancing health. 

“It is an honor to co-convene this year’s Patient Safety Movement Foundation midyear planning meeting,” stated Ron Jordan, R.Ph.,FAPhA, Dean of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP). “Patient safety and getting to 'zero preventable deaths by 2020' is a key component planned into the curriculum of our doctor of pharmacy program. We look forward to working with the leadership team of the foundation to identify both the safety challenges and the solutions that will help our nation’s health care organizations address them. #0x2020” 

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