Irvine, CA, August 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Thanks to overwhelming demand, registration for the 2018 Midyear Planning Meeting is now closed. The Patient Safety Movement’s 2018 Midyear Planning Meeting, co-convened by UCI Health, is a full-day working meeting that brings together 100 leading medical experts, policymakers and patient advocates from around the world for an intimate examination and discussion on the six leading causes of preventable patient deaths in hospitals.
This year, UCI Health, recognized as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by US News and World Report for 15 consecutive years and honored by the Leapfrog Group with an “A” safety grade, the highest score a hospital can achieve for patient safety and high-quality care, will deliver the keynote address with a presentation by Chief Medical Officer, William C. Wilson, MD.
Following the keynote address, the Honorable Todd Young, United States Senator for Indiana will join the meeting from Washington DC for a virtual discussion on aligned incentives in healthcare. The Midyear Planning Meeting will also include presentations on delirium and the development of a patient safety curriculum for all healthcare professionals, followed by breakout sessions on the six leading causes of preventable patient deaths in hospitals including:
· Healthcare-associated Infections
· Medication Errors
· Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis
· Hand-off Communications
· Failure to Rescue: Monitoring Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression
· Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
“Research shows that when healthcare facilities, and individual doctors and nurses, are aware of preventable harm problems, such as healthcare-associates infections, and take specific steps to prevent them, they can decrease by more than 70 percent. Our goal is to bring everyone together to discuss the challenges facing hospitals and empower them to implement evidence-based solutions to the leading causes of preventable deaths in hospitals,” explains Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.
Kiani adds, “We have only two years left to reach our goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020) and need everyone to both commit and act by implementing processes that improve patient safety. The more hospitals that incorporate all 16 APSS the Patient Safety Movement has created, the more mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are saved around the world. It’s the only way we’ll get to 0X2020.”
The Midyear Planning Meeting will be held on International Patient Safety Day, Monday, September 17 from 10 am to 6 pm at UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, California. Meeting registration is complimentary; however, space is limited to 100 registrants. Members of the media may request a press pass by visiting the link
or by contacting Tanya Lyon – phone (949) 351-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Patient Safety Movement Foundation:
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to zero by 2020 (0X2020™). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.