Maine Patient Safety Academy

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine Portland campus

"A rising tide raises all boats"


REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!! Click here to register.

General registration: $50; Student Registration: $25 (WISER participants please select WISER as your attendee type)

Back by popular demand, our keynote seminars will be led by Dr. J. Bryan Sexton, Director of the Duke Patient Safety Center for the Duke University Health System. His research on resilience, safety culture, and teamwork have resulted in assessment tools used worldwide. 

Dr. Sexton will present two 90 minute seminars:Dr. Bryan Sexton

10:35 am session: The Intersection of Safety Culture, Psychological Safety, and Workforce Resilience;

12:45 pm session: Resilience Enhancing Tools: Cultivating Kindness, Moments of Awe and Wonder

We have a fast-pased and full day planned for you!  View or download the Agenda

2016 Workshop Descriptions. (View or download the workshop descriptions.)  Note: you do not need to select workshops ahead of time.

We will also be offering CPHQ Continuing Education credit.  Be sure to check the box on the registration form if you are interested in the CEUs.

Share your patient safety progress! Introducing Show N’ Share  (A practice-sharing opportunity!) In a relaxed, informal environment share your patient safety practice in a poster, story board, demo, mock-up, display, scrapbook, collage, or an innovative tool such as the “No News is No News” medication reminder card. Patient safety organizatons, students, and vendors are encouraged to participate. Reserve your space by filling out the Show 'n Share form here  FMI: contact Judy Tupper or Karen Pearson.

The Rising Tide Award: Rising Tide Awards will be presented to individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication and innovation.
Nominations are currently closed.  Please consider nominating someone for next year!

For more information, please contact the Patient Safety Academy team:

Karen Pearson,
Chelsea Pickett,
Judy Tupper,

New Publications

What's New?

Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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