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 NOW OPEN!! Click here to register.

General registration: $50; Student Registration: $25

Featuring 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 seminars:Dr. Bryan Sexton

Morning session: The Intersection of Safety Culture, Psychological Safety, and Workforce Resilience;

Afternoon session: Resilience Enhancing Tools: Cultivating Kindness, Moments of Awe and Wonder


Additional workshops will include sessions on infection prevention, adverse drug events, telehealth, culture of safety, simulation activities, and more! Check back for a full listing of morning and afternoon sessions from which to choose.

Share your patient safety progress! This year, get involved! Here’s how:

  • 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.
    Nominate your team, your colleague, yourself, or your organization for the Rising Tide Award.
    Click here for the quick and easy nomination form

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

Karen Pearson,
Leigh Raposo,
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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