News to Know - Week of Oct. 15

Posted on October 13, 2018

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 15:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the VisTaTech Center - Schoolcraft College, Livonia. The event will focus on healthcare workplace safety to help participants better understand and subsequently support improvement efforts. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.
  • The MHA Keystone Center will host Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Critical Care Simulations Thursday at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, providing morning and afternoon sessions. The hands-on simulations will demonstrate appropriate assessments for the A-F bundle, including pain, agitation and delirium; how to safely mobilize a critically ill patient; and improving interdisciplinary rounds. Due to an overwhelming response, the MHA Keystone Center is no longer accepting registrations for the Oct. 18 simulation. Members may be added to a wait list by contacting the MHA Keystone Center; members will be contacted if a spot becomes available.
  • The MHA Keystone Center will host a Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network Ventilator Management Safety Session Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MHA headquarters, Okemos. The session is designed to help multidisciplinary teams — including infection control and intensive care unit staff, respiratory therapists and quality leaders — learn how to collaborate to reduce ventilator-related harm. The event will share patient safety experiences, discuss best practices, and review ways to improve care related to ventilator management. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
  • The MHA Keystone Center PSO will host the Successful Patient Safety Organization Protections: Lessons Learned from Ingalls Memorial Hospital webinar Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The webinar will help participants better understand the Daley vs. Ingalls Memorial Hospital case. Featured speaker, Michael Callahan, JD, partner, Katten Munchin Rosenman, LLP, will review the Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES), provide recommendations for designing a PSES to maximize privilege protections under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, and discuss how to prepare detailed affidavits. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers one-day conferences each fall to provide healthcare professionals and students with the latest information on immunization issues. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists can receive 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for full participation in a conference. The $50 registration fee includes lunch. The remaining conferences this year are scheduled between Oct. 30 and Nov. 16 in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Flint, Lansing, Detroit and Troy. Some conferences are nearing registration capacity. For more information, contact the MDHHS Division of Immunization.
  • The race for U.S. Senate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican John James is the subject of this week’s MHA Election 2018 Race of the Week installment. The weekly series, which will run until Election Day, will examine major statewide races and ballot issues facing voters Nov. 6. Members can also visit the MHA Election page for additional information or follow the MHA’s Election 2018 coverage on social media using #MIVoteMatters. In addition, MHA members can still request complimentary informational election materials geared toward healthcare workers and voters via an online order form. Members with questions should email
  • Celebrate the Power of Rural Nov. 15! The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) states that more than 60 million people live and work in rural America. And with their unique healthcare needs, the hospitals in rural communities face unique challenges. The NOSORH has set aside the third Thursday of November as National Rural Health Day (NHRD) to honor rural residents, emphasize the unique healthcare challenges they face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, state offices of rural health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges. The NOSORH urges rural healthcare providers to take the pledge to partner in transforming NRHD into a movement. For more information, contact the NOSORH or the Michigan Center for Rural Health.

Tags: Patient Safety Organization, GLPP HIIN, rural health, critical care simulations, Election 2018, workplace safety, safe tables, ventilator, immunization, MHA Race of the Week

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