2nd Annual International Patient Safety Symposium

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DETROIT, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ -- The 2nd International Patient Safety Symposium takes place 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit.

Participants at the conference, jointly sponsored by Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital and Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, will gain a broad understanding of practical solutions to quality improvement and safety in health care, including:

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    --  Implementing team-building strategies to promote culture change
    --  Cultivating patient, family and employee engagement
    --  Identifying effective strategies to promote team collaboration with
        patients and families
    --  Focusing on multidisciplinary teamwork to reduce harm and improve
        outcomes

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Speakers include leading physicians and multidisciplinary health care clinicians, from both Canada and the United States.

The day's keynote address will be given by Maureen Bisognano, president & CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a prominent authority on improving health care systems.

Except where noted, all presentations by patient safety experts are from Henry Ford Hospital and Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital:

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    --  Partnership for Patients: Your Role in Patient Safety (Centers for
        Medicare & Medicaid Innovation)
    --  Quality Expo: 20 years of Engagement for Recognition, Learning and
        Spread of Quality and Safety Improvements
    --  OR-TV:  An Innovative Approach to Employee Engagement and Learning
    --  A Safety Champion Program: Engagement and Empowerment of Frontline
        Staff to Promote a Culture of Safety

    --  Safe Practices for Critical Airways: Challenges at a Teaching
        InstitutionMultidisciplinary Partnerships to Reduce Clostridium
        Difficile Infection: A Success Story
    --  Perfect Depression Care
    --  Examining Safety within an Acute Mental Health Setting: Building on
        Lessons Learned
    --  Partnering to Support Safe Medication Practices with Nursing Students
        (University of Windsor)
    --  Creating a Culture of Safety to Reduce Medication Harm
    --  I Will Make Errors... You Probably Will Too!
    --  6P's: A Fall Prevention Program
    --  Culture Change in the Department of Emergency Medicine: Improvement in
        Patient's Door to Provider Time
    --  Transplant Patient Centered Care: The Henry Ford Experience
    --  Meeting the Challenge of Patient Centered Care: Diabetes Education
    --  An International Myocardial Infarction Network: The Detroit-Windsor
        Story

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For registration and additional information, please go to henryford.com/safetysymposium

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SOURCE Henry Ford Health System

For further information: Dwight Angell, Dwight.Angell@hfhs.org, +1-313-876-8709 Web Site: http://www.henryford.com

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