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|2014 Patient Safety Congress|
2014 Congress: 1 FOCUS
The 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress took place in Orlando, Florida, May 14–16, 2014. The theme for the year was 1FOCUS, emphasizing the NPSF Congress as the only meeting with a global reach and a singular focus — safety in health care. In a time when there are so many competing priorities in health care, the NPSF Congress is the only conference where health care safety is the center of attention for every session, presenter, and networking opportunity.
The Pre-Congress day included six full- or half-day programs:
Thirty breakout sessions were held in six tracks:
Again this year, NPSF provided live, interactive simulations of health care scenarios in our Learning & Simulations Center. The three simulation scenarios followed one patient through several components of the continuum of care, with each simulation offering different opportunities for demonstration and discussion of crucial patient safety issues. The demonstrations are designed to include active participation from Congress attendees as an integral part of the learning experience
Continuing Education: This educational conference offered a maximum of:
Special events held at the Congress included:
Conferral of the 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award and the John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement.
The Walking Gallery: Keynote speaker Regina Holliday’s artwork has become part of the national health care discussion and has been covered in the mainstream press, as well as reviewed by such journals as BMJ and APA. She has used her art to start an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery,” in which medical providers and advocates wear paintings on the backs of business suits and jackets that depict individual patient stories. She painted two paintings during the Congress, interpreting her experience of the meeting’s events. The works were raffled to two attendees at the close of the Congress.
Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS) Networking Event
Member Networking Event for members of ASPPS (American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety) and members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program
Special Interest Breakfast: Partnership for Promoting Health IT Patient Safety
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