January/Februay 2006

Patient Safety Officer Training Conference to Focus on Rapid Response Teams


The Clinical Services Group of Catholic Health Initiatives will host a National Patient Safety Officer Training Conference, February 7–9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference will focus on improving patient safety and implementing Rapid Response Teams within market-based organizations. The conference is supported by a $145,000 grant for the implementation of Rapid Response Teams that was recently awarded to Catholic Health Initiatives by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Conference attendees will:
  • Identify strategies for strengthening communication and teamwork, improving outcomes and decreasing patient mortality.
  • Highlight ideas for the design, implementation and improvement of rapid response teams.
  • Share leading practices and provide opportunities to network with colleagues across the system.
Catholic Health Initiatives has provided acute care facilities within the system with $1,000 scholarships to help offset the cost of attendance for their patient safety officers. For more information, contact Mary Osborne, director of clinical performance improvement for Catholic Health Initiatives, at maryosborne@catholichealth.net; or Lorie Padilla, executive assistant, at loriepadilla@catholichealth.net.