Muskie School of Public Service

Patient Safety Academy

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 8th Annual Patient Safety Academy on September 29, 2017!

We had record attendance, engaging workingshops, and thought-provoking plenary sessions.

Rising Tide Awards were presented to 3 individuals who advance patient safetywithin Maine through their leadership, dedication and innovation. Congratulations to Dustin Butler, Jack Keith, and Marie Vienneau. 


Workshop Descriptions

Plenary Sessions:  

  • Health Literacy: What it is, Why it Matters, How you can Help.  Helen Osborne, President of Health Literacy Consulting 

  • Patient Safety and Quality Through the Prism of Ethics.  Joel Bradley, MD. 

Workshops: Three workshop sessions were led by regional experts. 

10: 30 AM Morning Session I workshop options:

11:30 AM Morning Session II workshop options:

2:45 PM Afternoon Session workshop options:

Continuing Education Credit Certificates will be emailed to attendees. We are pleased to announce the Patient Safety Academy has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 5 CPHQ continuing education hours.  Additionally, the Academy meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for 5 CPPS continuing education hours.  EMS participants will receive 5 CEHs (combination of Prep & Ops, Assessment, and Medical continuing education hours) upon receipt of attendance.

We look forward to seeing you next year! 

Patient Safety Academy team:

Karen Pearson,

Judy Tupper,

Barbara Price,

 ...A Rising Tide Raises All Boats...