WPSA to host annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition is hosting its 16th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference on May 1, 2018.

The theme for this year’s conference is Propelling Patient Safety into the Future and will focus on new innovations at a time of rapid change in the healthcare industry.

The morning keynote on “Insights from Patients: The Future of Communication Resolution” will be given by Michelle Mello, PhD, JD.

The conference will feature three topic tracks focusing on science, communications, and social studies.

Breakout sessions include Executive Leaders’ Role in Root Cause Analysis, Redirecting the Conversation from Family Directed Care to Family Centered Care, and Building a Peer Review System on Just Culture Foundations.

One breakout session will focus on the opioid epidemic:

“Hear how the DOH’s Prescription Monitoring Program and the health commissions have been busy implementing ESHB 1427 rules, which impact the frequency of PMP use, the prescribing of opioids for acute, chronic, and post-op pain, and consultation requirements for pain patients. Learn about new features of the PMP and resources for facilities and quality assurance programs to reduce prescribing variations which can reduce falls, deaths, overdoses, and opioid dependence.”

A complete agenda can be viewed here.

The conference is held on Tuesday, May 1st from 7:00am to 4:15pm. The conference is located at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

Attendees can receive 9 CE credits. Early Bird Registration is open until March 13th.