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|2015 Patient Safety Congress|
2015 Congress: United in Safety
The 17th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress took place in Austin, Texas, April 29 to May 1, 2015. The theme for the year was UNITED IN SAFETY, emphasizing the cross-disciplinary, cross-specialty, cross-care-setting work that is needed in order to continue to make a difference in the safety of care provided both to patients and for the safety of the health care workforce.
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.
View or Download the 2015 Supporter & Exhibitor Guide with Program At-a-Glance
The Pre-Congress day included six full-day programs:
The Congress featured four keynote sessions:
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 events in their 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
This educational conference offered a maximum of:
• 16.75 contact hours for physicians
Special events held at the Congress included:
Conferral of awards (see details): the 2015 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award, the John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement, and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
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
Award for Best Poster at this year's Congress
Special Breakfast: Meet the NPSF Board Members
Special Breakfast:What's New at NPSF?
Thank you to our Supporters:
3M Health Care
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
American Medical Association
BOARD & FACULTY RECEPTION
NPSF LUCIAN LEAPE INSTITUTE KEYNOTE
The Doctors Company Foundation
LEARNING & SIMULATION CENTER
Wireless Internet Access
The Joint Commission
FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
Hand Sanitizer Stations
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center
America’s Essential Hospitals
Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH)