The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that the 4th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, January 22-23, 2016 at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, Dana Point, California has sold out. The summit audience will include more than 300 leaders from the hospital, healthcare, technology, public policy, and patient advocacy communities.
This year’s program will feature a keynote address from President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation & 42nd President of the United States. Other speakers will include Bob Casey, Senior Senator from Pennsylvania, Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.
At the 2016 Summit, attendees will announce commitments and review the latest Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). Two new patient safety challenges will be addressed: airway safety and optimizing obstetric safety. Emergent emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU) hospital airway intubations are high-risk procedures in which failure can result in preventable death or permanent disability impacting children, adults and seniors. The incidence of failed airways can be as high as 1 in 50 in the ED and ICU setting and the occurrence of death or brain damage have been reported to be 38 fold (ED) to 58 fold (ICU) higher than OR settings. In addition, inadvertent or premature extubations can also lead to death or severe disability. The second challenge, according to the Centers for Disease Control, kills approximately 650 women each year during or shortly after giving birth. The rate of maternal mortality in the US has nearly doubled in the last 20 years. The most common preventable conditions resulting in severe maternal morbidity or mortality are obstetric hemorrhage, severe hypertension, and infection.
This year the Patient Safety Movement, in addition to the Humanitarian Awards, will also present three winners of the 2015 Patient Safety Movement Innovation Award. The winners will receive prizes totaling $85,000 for process or product innovations that will make significant strides toward eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals.
To date, healthcare professionals and hospital administrators that represent over 1,600 healthcare organizations have made public commitments through the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. More than 40 health technology companies have made a public pledge to share their data in the pursuit of good business practices and patient safety. For more information on the organizations that have provided commitments or pledges, please visit https://psmf.org/challenges-solutions/commitments/.
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