Global Patient Safety Forum

The GPSF is a convening alliance with a mission to save lives, save money, and build value in the community it serves.  The Forum was expressly founded to make available important content that the collaborators want to share more broadly. This website is not intended to compete with any other initiative and will meet its objectives if collaborators and those interested in the topics share the information with their communities. There are no financial requirements of users of the site. Certain communities are private in order to protect those we serve and those who serve. Those we serve are patients and their families. Those who serve are the caregivers, administrators, researchers, educators, and staff in the healthcare industry.

Global Innovators Network

We are a global network of leaders from academia, industry, government, NGOs, philanthropy, and faith-based organizations who are collaborating on best practices in leadership of innovation. Spawned to meet the global needs of innovators in healthcare and patient safety, our work has expanded to multiple sectors with a focus on mentorship and development of great leaders. There is no specific commercial purpose of this website and no required financial relationship between the collaborators. No direct, indirect, or affiliated financial support of any type from the healthcare industry has funded this site or communities of practice served here. The information available through this website is entirely free.

Global Webinars and Summits

TMIT Global has led a global community of practice of clinical, administrative, and patient safety leaders since the 1980s.  More than 180 free monthly webinars have been delivered over more than a decade. They are served by 500 subject matter experts who have been speakers and advisors on a number of patient safety initiatives. The webinars are posted monthly at www.SafetyLeaders.org.

Title Date Resources
The Exploding Opioid Crisis: A Fiercely Emerging Threat September 15, 2022 Video and Resources
Top 10 FAQs for Fall of 2022: Survive and Thrive! September 8, 2022 Video and Resources
Active Assailant Response Design: Critical Static and Dynamic Factors August 18, 2022 Video and Resources
The Family Lifeguard: Survive the Surge! August 4, 2022 Video and Resources
Active Shooter Events – The 4P’s: Prevention, Preparedness, Protection, and Performance Improvement July 21, 2022 Video and Resources
Fraud in the COVID Ecosystem: Protect Your Family! July 7, 2022 Video and Resources
Active Shooter Events: Be Prepared June 16, 2022 Video and Resources
Faith-based COVID Leadership: What We Have Learned to Serve Others June 2, 2022 Video and Resources
Caregiver Liability and Criminalization: An Emerging Threat May 19, 2022 Video and Resources
Our 1,000 Household Study: Applying What We Learned…Now! May 5, 2022 Video and Resources
Care of the Caregiver: When Healing Hurts April 21, 2022 Video and Resources
The Next Normal – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ April 7, 2022 Video and Resources
Finding the Vulnerable in Modern Healthcare Delivery:
Whose Suffering Can We Mitigate?
March 17, 2022 Video and Resources
Our Stressed Emergency Safety Net – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ March 3, 2022 Video and Resources
Safety at the New Normal: Leadership, Practices, and Technologies February 17, 2022 Video and Resources
Testing to Navigate Care – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ February 3, 2022 Video and Resources
Staffing Shortages: Patient Safety Tools – SO Important Now January 20, 2022 Video and Resources
Bystander Rescue Care and Omicron – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ January 6, 2022 Video and Resources
Med Record Fraud: Vaccinations, Tests, and Medical Records December 16, 2021 Video and Resources
Omicron and Back to Work – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ December 2, 2021 Video and Resources
Workplace Violence: A Caregiver and Patient Safety Crisis November 18, 2021 Video and Resources
Safer Holidays & Safer Families – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ November 4, 2021 Video and Resources
Emerging Threats: The “Fraud Factor” – Patient & Caregiver Safety October 21, 2021 Video and Resources
Special Care for Special Populations: The Immunocompromised, Seniors, and Children – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ October 7, 2021 Video and Resources
The Opioid Crisis: Drug Diversion, the Public, and the Public Safety Net September 16, 2021 Video and Resources
The Essential Worker Toolbox:
Breaking Family Transmission Chains – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™
September 2, 2021 Video and Resources
Defeating the Delta Force: Fighting for Our Young August 19, 2021 Video and Resources
Dealing with Delta: Critical FAQs – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ August 5, 2021 Video and Resources
Balancing on the Edge of Healthcare and Public Safety July 15, 2021 Video and Resources
The New Normal: Prevention, Preparedness, Protection, and Performance Improvement Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ July 1, 2021 Video and Resources
Racial and Sexual Discrimination: A Threat to Patients & Caregivers June 17, 2021 Video and Resources
10 Best Practices for Reopening & Recovery: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ June 3, 2021 Video and Resources
The Improvement Mentality and Patient Safety May 20, 2021 Video and Resources
Long Haulers, Loss, and Caregivers: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ May 6, 2021 Video and Resources
Emerging Threats: New Patient & Caregiver Issues April 15, 2021 Video and Resources
Vaccines, Variants, and the Road to Victory: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ April 1, 2021 Video and Resources
Cybersecurity & Medical Records: Emerging Threats to Safety March 18, 2021 Video and Resources
What to do – They are in the ICU: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ March 4, 2021 Video and Resources
The 5 Rights of End of Life Care February 18, 2021 Video and Resources
Family Emergency Rescue Skills: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ February 4, 2021 Video and Resources
An Ultrasound Revolution: The Impact on Emergency Care January 21, 2021 Video and Resources
Creating Your 2021 Family Safety Plan: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ January 7, 2021 Video and Resources
Great End of Life Care CAN Drive Patient Safety December 17, 2020 Video and Resources
Providing CARE at Home: Family Survive & Thrive Guide™ December 3, 2020 Video and Resources
The 5 Rights of Emergency Care and SBAR for Patients November 19, 2020 Video and Resources
Safety Plan Templates for Everyone: A Survive & Thrive Guide™ November 5, 2020 Video and Resources
Care of the Caregiver: Loved Ones Caring for Loved Ones October 15, 2020 Video and Resources
Creating Your Family Safety Plan: A Survive & Thrive Guide™ October 1, 2020 Video and Resources
Drug Diversion 2020 & The 5 Rights of Pain Management September 17, 2020 Video and Resources
Family Survive & Thrive Guide™: Keeping Our Kids Safe September 3, 2020 Video and Resources
A Patient Safety Stress Test: Coronavirus Crisis – Applying Just Culture August 20, 2020 Video and Resources
Family Survive & Thrive Guide™: Coming Home Safely August 6, 2020 Video and Resources
Pandemic Preparedness Part 2: Surfing the Next Wave with Security July 16, 2020 Video and Resources
Family Survive & Thrive Guide™: The Latest Best Practices July 2, 2020 Video and Resources
Pandemic Preparedness: Surfing the Next Wave June 18, 2020 Video and Resources
Coronavirus Survive & Thrive Guide for Caregiver & Critical Worker Families May 21, 2020 Video and Resources
Burnout and Crises: Joy in the Face of Chaos April 16, 2020 Video and Resources
Just Culture: A 2020 Update and Case Studies March 19, 2020 Video and Resources
Coronavirus – Protecting You & Your Family: First Responder & Family Briefing March 18, 2020 Video and Resources
Mortality Reviews and Patient Safety: A 2020 Update February 20, 2020 Video and Resources
Anticoagulation Safety: A 2020 Update January 16, 2020 Video and Resources
Violence in Healthcare & Keeping Everyone Safe December 19, 2019 Video and Resources
Leadership Tools, Performance Improvement, and 100 Day Plans November 21, 2019 Video and Resources
A Perfect Storm: The Midcourse Correction for Patient Safety October 17, 2019 Video and Resources
In-flight Emergencies: Good Samaritans at Altitude September 19, 2019 Video and Resources
Workplace Violence: A Patient and Caregiver Safety Update August 15, 2019 Video and Resources
The Quality Journey: The CEO and CMO View July 18, 2019 Video and Resources
Mortality Reviews and Patient Safety: A 2019 Update June 20, 2019 Video and Resources
Drug Diversion Scenarios & An Update on Patient Suicide May 16, 2019 Video and Resources
5 Rights of Pain Care, Opioids and Diversion Update April 18, 2019 Video and Resources
Serious Adverse Events and Engaging Your Governance Board March 21, 2019 Video and Resources
From Burnout to Esprit de Corps and Safer Care February 21, 2019 Video and Resources
Sepsis: A 2019 Update on Critical Issues January 17, 2019 Audio and Resources
Respectful Management of Serious Adverse Events: A 2018 Update December 18, 2018 Video and Resources
Highlights of the Last Decade and High Impact
Issues for 2019 and Beyond
November 15, 2018 Video and Resources
Dauntless Leaders in Nursing: Impacting Patient Safety October 18, 2018 Video and Resources
Drug Diversion: The 2018 Crisis Update & Our Future September 20, 2018 Video and Resources
The HR Department – Friend or Foe: Critical Patient & Caregiver Safety Events August 16, 2018 Video and Resources
Healthcare Professional Burnout: A Critical Caregiver & Patient Safety Issue July 19, 2018 Video and Resources
Workplace Violence: A Critical Patient and Caregiver Safety Issue June 21, 2018 Video and Resources
Drug Shortages: A Critical Patient Safety Issue May 17, 2018 Video and Resources
End of Life Care: Learning from Mortality Reviews April 19, 2018 Video and Resources
Just Culture — High Impact Case Studies March 15, 2018 Video Resources
Just Culture — Voices from the Frontline February 15, 2018 Video and Resources
Drug Diversion: A Drill Down Approach January 18, 2018 Video and Resources
Just Culture in 2017 and Beyond December 21, 2017 Video and Resources
Sepsis and Triage: Maximizing Safety of Incoming Patients November 16, 2017 Video and Resources
Health Information Technology: Patient Safety Issues & Cybersecurity October 19, 2017 Video and Resources
Drug Diversion and the Opioid Crisis September 21, 2017 Video and Resources
Sepsis: Bringing it All Together Part 3 August 17, 2017 Video and Resources
The Opioid Crisis: New Threats to Caregivers July 20, 2017 Video and Resources
Sepsis: Acute Care Part 2 June 15, 2017 Video and Resources
Sepsis: The Basics Part 1 May 18, 2017 Video and Resources
Failure to Rescue: Bedside Patient Rescue – A Great Opportunity April 20, 2017 Video and Resources
Mayo Clinic Mortality Review Presentations – at the Texas Medical Center Threat Safety R&D Community of Practice March 1, 2017 Video and Resources
Mortality Reviews: Great Learning from Our Early Journey February 16, 2017 Video and Resources
Saving Lives Putting Mortality Reviews to Work – It does pay off! January 19, 2017 Video and Resources
The Opioid Crisis: An Update for Safety Leaders December 15, 2016 Video and Resources
A Safety Leaders Update: Is H.I.T. Evidence Based? November 17, 2016 Video and Resources
Learning from Collaboration on Mortality Reviews: The Journey October 20, 2016 Video and Resources
Harmonizing Healthcare Emergency Codes September 15, 2016 Video and Resources
Learn from Mortality Review AND the Living: Part 2 – A Deeper Dive August 18, 2016 Video and Resources
Learn from Mortality Review AND the Living: Next Generation Safety Learning System July 21, 2016 Video and Resources
New Oral Anticoagulants: New Patient Safety Challenges June 16, 2016 Video and Resources
High Impact Care Hazards: Opioid OD, Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Choking, and On-site Transportation Accidents May 19, 2016 Video and Resources
The Opioid Patient Safety Crisis: Actions and Reactions April 28, 2016 Video and Resources
Health Information Technology Safety Community of Practice January 21, 2016 Video and Resources

September 15, 2022
The Exploding Opioid Crisis: A Fiercely Emerging Threat

There is no better example of “failure to rescue” than the opioid crisis – it is exploding. The public, our youth, our families, and our organizations are under attack. Most of us are unaware of the explosion of opioid overdoses until they hurt someone close to us. It is up to our healthcare and public safety leaders to act now. Please join us as we address the magnitude of the problem – the who, what, where, and why. Help us identify ways our patient safety community leaders can provide solutions through leadership, practices, and technologies.  Critical issues include:

          • The Addiction Trap of our patients
          • Counterfeit medications
          • Fentanyl Contaminated drugs on the street
          • New Contaminants in drugs on the street
          • The Direct Attack on our children and youth
          • Social Media – the “Perfect Delivery System”
          • Narcan Training – What Everyone Should Know
          • Diversion of medications within care centers
          • The “5 Rights of Pain Management”

Our population is burned out on Coronavirus Issues, however there are critical questions we are all asking for this fall:

          1.  Quarantine & Isolation – what’s the latest?
          2.   Testing – what test and when?
          3.   Masks – who, what, and when do I use them
          4.   Vaccinations – what do I do now?
          5.   Travel – what is the safest approach?
          6.   Kids & Youth- what’s the latest?
          7.   College Students – what are the unique threats?
          8.   Family Safety Plans – what are important updates?
          9.   How do I deal with Emergencies?
          10.   Trusted Information – what source do I trust?

August 18, 2022
Active Assailant Response Design: Critical Static and Dynamic Factors

The recent dramatic rise in active shooter and lethal force incidents demands that our organizations, caregivers, the public, our youth, and our families be prepared.  Critical factors include:

          • Fixed Structures and Systems
          • Population Kinetics
          • Special Events
          • Unanticipated Surge Events
          • Competency Currency of Rescue Care
          • Regular Simulation Events

The sweet spot for High Performance Care is at the intersections of leadership, practices, and technologies. Magical thinking will not save lives – planning and regular training will.

The Omicron BA5 surge is upon us. Update your family and protect them from:

          • Reinfections and Long COVID
          • Waning Immunity and Vigilance
          • Misinformation and Disinformation
          • Preventable Holiday Risks
          • Layers of Protection

Review the latest on the layers of protection we can use to maximize family experiences and avoid infections and harm. The role of a lifeguard is 90% prevention and 10% rescue. The same goes for family safety during a COVID surge.

July 21, 2022
Active Shooter Events: Be Prepared

Join us to address:

          • Prevention: Understand the concept of “leakage” – early warnings and getting “left of boom.”
          • Preparedness: Learn how medical centers are preparing and training for lethal force events.
          • Protection: Learn what strategies and tactics are being used to reduce harm from events.
          • Performance Improvement: Learn lessons from the most recent events and how to apply them.

Learn from leaders in medicine, emergency preparedness, law enforcement, community organizations, students, and families. There really is a lot can do to prevent loss of life and harm.

Any crises can bring out both the best and the worst in our society – learn how to protect your family from fraud:

          • Prevention: How to prevent harm from fraudsters
          • Preparedness: How to be prepared for fraud
          • Protection: How to reduce harm if deceived
          • Performance Improvement: Learning from others

Hear from those who have experienced fraud through testing initiatives, caregivers, and those disseminating disinformation and misinformation.

June 16, 2022
Active Shooter Events: Be Prepared

The recent dramatic rise in active shooter and lethal force incidents demands caregivers, the public, our youth, and our families to be prepared. Join us to address the threats to caregivers and solutions:

            • The range of professional liabilities.
            • Weaponization of H.R. by organizations.
            • Confusion about legal representation.
            • What we can learn from COVID stories.
            • Insider threats to organizations.
            • Teaming up with plaintiffs.
            • Uncovering the cover up.

Join us to learn from faith-based leaders about how they have best served their memberships and flocks:

            • Support of loved ones in hospital
            • Best Practices in Long COVID Care
            • Dealing with grief during the pandemic
            • Delivering SAFE Good Samaritan Care
            • Loving Friends and Family through Division

Hear from our faith-based leaders from multiple faiths and world class clinical experts of faith who are caring for families, friends, and patients.

May 19, 2022
Caregiver Liability and Criminalization: An Emerging Threat

The recent conviction and criminalization of a nurse for an unintentional medical error is only one example of the exploding risk to nurses, physicians, researchers, and allied healthcare workers.  Join us to address the threats to caregivers and solutions:

            • The range of professional liabilities.
            • Weaponization of H.R. by organizations.
            • Confusion about legal representation.
            • What we can learn from COVID stories.
            • Insider threats to organizations.
            • Teaming up with plaintiffs.
            • Uncovering the cover up.

Learn from the stories of Julie Thao and Eric Cropp who were both convicted for unintentional medical error and the families of victims of medical error and systems failures.

The impact of the COVID Pandemic is far from over. There is much more we can apply to medical emergencies…whether we have more COVID or other challenges.  Join us and learn what we have learned through our study of more than 1,000 families:

            • Prevention of harm – primary and secondary harm
            • Preparedness for surges, infections, and disasters
            • Protection strategies and tactics
            • Performance Improvement – apply what we learned

Hear from our experts on what can apply today and on our journey forward.. regardless of the medical emergency.

April 21, 2022
Care of the Caregiver: When Healing Hurts

Building on the great success of Dr. Jeanne Huddleston and Lacey Hart, the H2 Foundation was formed to help care for our caregivers – those individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others and are at high risk for compassion fatigue; many services are popping up around burnout and labor shortages but fall short to addressing the unique needs of humans who are wired for caregiving. Lacey Hart, the co-founder of H2 will share the vision and framework for the work of this non-profit organization.

Dr. Huddleston, one of our most appreciated speakers led the development of mortality reviews at the Mayo Clinic that have had extraordinary impact. The Safety Learning System Collaborative is a global community of practice of terrific medical centers and hospitals that have carried on the work.

April 7, 2022
The Next Normal – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

The impact of the COVID Pandemic is far from over even as the Omicron surge is dissipating. Join us and learn what we have through our study of more than 1,000 families:

              • Readiness – How can we be ready next time?
              • Response – How do we respond to a new a surge?
              • Rescue – How do we best respond to emergencies?
              • Recovery – How do we deal with Long COVID?
              • Resilience – Can we reduce our family’s vulnerability?

Hear from our experts on the latest we know about the “Next Normal”.  We will provide an updated tour to our 24 Survive and Thrive Guides developed from our 90 minute programs since March of 2020.

March 17, 2022
Finding the Vulnerable in Modern Healthcare Delivery: Whose Suffering Can We Mitigate?

Join us to learn from the first 5 years of the Safety Learning System Collaborative led by the world class quality and safety leader Dr. Jeanne Huddleston.

Dr. Huddleston led the development of mortality reviews at the Mayo Clinic that have had extraordinary impact. The Safety Learning System Collaborative is a global community of practice of terrific medical centers and hospitals that have carried on the work. There is so much to learn from their experience.

March 3, 2022
Our Stressed Emergency Safety Net – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

The COVID crisis has created gaping holes in our public safety net – EMS, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Caregivers are stretched past the breaking point. Public health leaders tell us the WHAT to DO. We will provide the HOW. Our more than 1,000 household responses and more than 130 subject matter experts have guided our learning community. Let’s learn together and answer:

              • How do we deal with family medical emergencies?
              • What do I need to know about EMS?
              • How do we help loved ones get to the ED?
              • How has COVID impacted Law Enforcement?
              • How has COVID impacted Firefighters?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safer through future surges.

February 17, 2022
Safety at the New Normal: Leadership, Practices, and Technologies

The COVID Crisis and driven a “new normal”.  Patient and caregiver safety are an entirely new ball game.  This program will address the actions leaders can take, new and former safe practices, and how we can leverage new and existing technologies to improve safety for everyone.

              • What are the best Leadership strategies and tactics?
              • What existing and new Best Practices we can employ?
              • How do we leverage existing and new Technologies?

Join us to target the intersection of leadership, practices, and technologies at the “new normal” driven by the COVID crisis.

February 3, 2022
Testing to Navigate Care – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

Testing is becoming very important to our “new normal”. The CDC tells us the WHAT to DO. We will provide the HOW. Our more than 1,000 household responses and more than 130 subject matter experts have guided our learning community. Let’s learn together and answer:

              • What is VIRAL LOAD and what do I need to know?
              • What is the RIGHT TEST at the RIGHT TIME?
              • How do the TESTS DIFFER – PCR vs Antigen?
              • QUARANTINE: HOW does testing impact it?
              • ISOLATION: HOW does testing impact it?
              • Can testing make FAMILY GATHERINGS SAFER?
              • How does TEST-TO-STAY work?
              • How do I best TEST-TO-TRAVEL?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safer through future surges.

January 20, 2022
Staffing Shortages: Patient Safety Tools – SO Important Now

The COVID Crisis has generated terrific staffing shortages which have intensified the threats to patients and caregivers. Tried and true concepts, tools, and resources can help caregivers and patients.

              • Lessons Learned from Aviation.
              • Caregivers SBAR: Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation.
              • SBAR for Patients: Situation, Background, Assessment, and Request.
              • Checklists
              • Safety Huddles
              • Situational Awareness for New Staff
              • WHO Surgical Checklist

Join us to revisit many of the important innovations that have been developed for patient safety. The loss of “team-ness” with transient staffing we are now experiencing has increased the risk for adverse events. We need to go back to the “basics”.

January 6, 2022
Bystander Rescue Care and Omicron – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

We are in the midst of the Omicron Variant surge. The CDC tells us the WHAT to DO. We will provide the HOW. Our more than 1,000 household responses and more than 130 subject matter experts have guided our learning community. Let’s learn together and answer:

              • How should OMICRON impact my plans?
              • TESTING: HOW do I get the right test?
              • QUARANTINE: HOW do I follow the new guidelines?
              • ISOLATION: HOW do I follow the new guidelines?
              • BREAKTHROUGH INFECTION: How deal with one?
              • How do I care for leading FAMILY EMERGENCIES?
              • How do we design a safer FAMILY GATHERING?
              • How should I “RETURN TO WORK”?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safer through future surges.

December 16, 2021
Med Record Fraud: Vaccinations, Tests, and Medical Records

Fraud is exploding across clinical, operational, and financial areas.

The COVID Crisis has opened up a whole new emerging threat to suppliers, providers, and purchasers in healthcare. Despite the criminal penalties predators are putting caregivers, patients, and families at risk.

              • Vaccination Card Fraud
              • COVID Testing Fraud
              • Medical Identity Theft
              • Medical Record Fraud

A case based approach to medical record fraud will be presented by professional security experts, caregivers, administrators, and patient safety advocates.

December 2, 2021
Omicron and Back to Work – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

The Omicron Variant could not have come on the scene at a worse time – most states and countries were already seeing a holiday surge. Our more than 1,000 household responses and more than 130 subject matter experts have guided our learning community. Let’s learn together and answer:

              • How should Omicron impact my plans?
              • How should HR leaders plan for “return to work”?
              • How do I make an at home hybrid model work?
              • How do I plan for a Breakthrough Infection?
              • Can I work at home if someone is in Isolation?
              • What if someone has a close contact?
              • How do I make an airline flight safer – do I go?
              • How do we design a safer family gathering?
              • How will Omicron impact my Family Safety Plan

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safer through future surges.

November 18, 2021
Workplace Violence: A Caregiver and Patient Safety Crisis

Vicki King is a world class law enforcement and medical center executive who brings leading edge insights to the current workplace violence crisis that is impacting both caregiver and patient safety. She will provide an update on the latest critical issues challenging hospitals and medical centers. Richard Mereu, JD, MBA, is a leader at the Emergency Nurses Association and expert in government affairs with a terrific grasp of the national problem. He will provide a critical update. Workforce violence can be physical, verbal, and reputational. We will cover the range of harm that can befall both caregivers and patients.

Emergency Medicine experts address the key issues that are at play now in our Emergency Departments who are at the “bleeding edge” of much of the violence.

November 4, 2021
Safer Holidays & Safer Families – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

More than 1,000 household responses have guided our learning community. Although infection rates and deaths are trending down, the national forecasters indicate we may have surges through and after the holidays. There are key questions we need to answer. The best defense is a strong offense:

              • How I make an airline flight safer? 
              • How do we design a safer family gathering?
              • How do we make it safer for the elderly?
              • What can I do for the immune-compromised?
              • How about play dates – what can we do?
              • What if someone has a close contact?
              • What is a Family CFO – a Chief Family Officer?
              • What is a Family Lifeguard?
              • What do we tell our kids, teens, young adults?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safe through future surges.

October 21, 2021
Emerging Threats: The “Fraud Factor” – Patient & Caregiver Safety

Fraud is exploding across clinical, operational, and financial areas. From ransomware with disrupted services and delay of treatment to identity theft and insurance fraud. The problem is exploding, however there are new concepts, tools, and resources that are being employed by leading organizations. Professional liability for caregivers voicing their concerns regarding safety, staffing, and PPE provisions is intensifying.

A case based approach to the most common safety issues will be presented through interviews of a number of frontline caregivers, administrators, and patient safety advocates.

October 7, 2021
Special Care for Special Populations: The Immunocompromised, Seniors, and Children – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

More than 1,000 household responses have guided our learning community. To date we have covered typical healthy Americans. In this special program we will address the immunocompromised, high risk populations, and children. Patients who are immunocompromised have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases. The immunocompromised may have certain diseases or conditions such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders. It may also be caused by certain medicines or treatments, such as anticancer drugs, radiation therapy, and stem cell or organ transplant. Our children who have not yet been vaccinated or are not yet eligible are also at special risk.

Whether with the immunocompromised or with children we will address:

              • Who are at higher risk for COVID?
              • What is the In Case of Emergency Checklist?
              • Who are the immunocompromised?
              • Why are medical records so important?
              • Why is the Golden Hour important?
              • How can I prevent harm to those at higher risk?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees families and business safe through future surges.

September 16, 2021
The Opioid Crisis: Drug Diversion, the Public, and the Public Safety Net

Kimberly New is a specialist in controlled substance security, DEA regulatory compliance and institutional drug diversion. As a nurse with a law degree, she has a unique perspective. She has been a frequent TMIT speaker and is back by popular demand. Our conversation with her will update us on the latest developments. Dr. Gladstone McDowell is a leading pain management specialist who has been a urologic oncologist and anesthesiologist who will provide the latest on “The 5 Rights of Pain Management” and a perspective reducing risk of opioid addiction. Dr. Gregory Botz is a critical care doctor and the Chief Medical Officer for the University of Texas Police Department at MD Anderson at Houston. He will provide an update on the risks and best practices regarding opioid exposure to optimize the safety of first responders and the safety of those they serve.

September 2, 2021
The Essential Worker Toolbox: Breaking Family Transmission Chains – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

More than 1,000 household responses have guided our learning community. Our professional first responders and the critical essential workers who keep the light, water, food, money, and education flowing in our communities are experiencing an unprecedented infection rate in their families with the current surge. Join us and learn about tools employees can use. What if a roommate or family member:

                • Is exposed or infected?
                • Needs to go the ED?
                • Needs care at home?
                • Is admitted to the ICU?
                • Needs to recover at home?
                • Gets Long Haul COVID disease?

Answer the following questions:

                • Masks – do I upgrade or not?
                • Vaccines – do I need a booster?
                • If I have been infected, do I need a vaccine?
                • What is a Family CFO – the Chief Family Officer

August 19, 2021
Defeating the Delta Force: Fighting for Our Young

Join us to learn about what college students and their parents need to do to have the right legal protections in place in case of hospitalization from COVID, accidents, or any cause.

Due to the tremendous response to our program Dealing with Delta: Critical FAQs held last week, we will share the critical video clips and answers to questions we did not have time to cover from our Coronavirus Community of Practice. See our emergency medicine, critical care, pediatric, infection prevention, college team, and law enforcement leader speakers below. Hear about our Take a Shot: Save a Life program and how to engage children in preventing harm.

August 5, 2021
Dealing with Delta: Critical FAQs – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

As many experts predicted, we are experiencing surges and outbreaks of Coronavirus Delta Variant. It is much more contagious, lethal, and can really impact our young.

Join us to hear our experts answer the tough questions:

            • How bad is the Delta Variant?
            • What about masks and safe distance?
            • Am I safe even if I am vaccinated?
            • What if I am not vaccinated?
            • What about Long Haul COVID disease?
            • How safe are our kids from Delta?
            • What about booster vaccines?

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your family and business safe through future surges.

July 15, 2021
Balancing on the Edge of Healthcare and Public Safety

This discussion will outline and discuss several issues with public safety and healthcare delivery systems. Police, Fire, EMS, and government programs all intersect with healthcare in the ‘safety net’ which intends to keep the public safe. That said, the ‘safety net’ is not perfect and both patients and systems suffer when appropriate resources are not available or accessible, and people ‘fall through the cracks’ frequently. Experts from across public safety and healthcare will discuss this divide and how to start to address the gap.

Dr. Casey Clements our lead presenter is a Consultant Physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently serving as Clinical Practice Chair for Emergency Medicine, he likes to focus on large-scale interdepartmental and interdisciplinary practice improvements. He also leads occupational safety as the Staff Safety Officer for Mayo Clinic – chairing the Environmental Health and Safety committees for both Mayo Rochester and the Mayo Clinic Enterprise. Our reaction panel of public safety experts include Vicki King and Dr. Gregory Botz from MD Anderson. Dr. David Morris will provide the perspectives of hiring, training, and promotion to optimize public safety.

July 1, 2021
The New Normal: Prevention, Preparedness, Protection, and Performance Improvement – Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

We are tremendously excited to reopen and recover our businesses and get back to work, school, worship, and play. Join our world class experts as they set the stage for the “New Normal”.  Our Four P Framework will be used to provide you with what you need to turn the science into safety and that safety into success.

          • Prevention
          • Preparedness
          • Protection
          • Performance Improvement

We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your family and business safe through future surges.

June 17, 2021
Racial and Sexual Discrimination: A Threat to Patients & Caregivers

Racial and or Sexual Discrimination against those we serve including patients and their families and or those who serve in the organization is one of the major emerging threats keeping our leaders up at night. We have a world-class team of speakers and reactors who are going to address this critical issue.

Ann Rhoades is an international guru in human resources and leadership. As the former head of HR and training at Southwest Airlines and co-founder of Jet-Blue where safety is a core competency, she will share her message on “A, B, and C Players”. She will share why culture is so important to the core value of safety. Vicki King is Assistant Chief of Police, Converged Threat/Risk Protection & Investigations at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Paul Cross is Assistant Chief of Police, Uniformed Police Operations there. Vicki and Paul will address the emerging threat of racial and sexual discrimination drawing on their combined 60 years of experience. David Morris, PHD, JD Dr. Morris’ dual career as an I/O psychologist and attorney gives him a unique perception of the law and the development of personnel procedures. His focus on character and people complements Ann Rhoades opening message. Chief William Adcox is the chief security officer of MD Anderson and the Chief of Police at UT Houston. He and Arlene Salamendra who is a community expert on bullying in healthcare will serve as reactors.

June 3, 2021
10 Best Practices for Reopening & Recovery:  Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

We are tremendously excited to reopen and recover our businesses and get back to work, school, worship, and play. Join our world class experts as we address the 10 best safe practices to get to our “new normal”.

Our Four P Framework will be used to provide you with what you need to turn the science into safety and that safety into success as we proceed to the “New Normal”.

              • Prevention
              • Preparedness
              • Protection
              • Performance Improvement

We will provide a thorough update on coming home safe, keeping our kids safe, developing family safety plans, how to be ready to care for someone at home, and how to handle future surges.

May 20, 2021
The Improvement Mentality and Patient Safety

Dr. Dan Henderson was a leader of the group of medical students who developed the national Check a Box – Save a Life Campaign that led to tens of thousands of lives being saved by driving adoption of the WHO Surgical Checklist. Featured in the 2010 Discovery Channel Documentary co-produced with TMIT, quality leaders tell the story of how the group of medical student leaders self-organized and deployed a program that medical students across the nation could use to drive surgical safety in their organizations. Now as a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Henderson’s focus is a comprehensive, big-picture approach to the health and wellness of the patients he serves, particularly those with multiple complex or interacting conditions, and in coordination with specialty teams when appropriate. He will speak on the concept of the “Improvement Mentality” he teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Denham will provide a briefing on the “Take the Shot – Save a Life” program now being deployed to accelerate vaccination in the “movable middle” of vaccine hesitant groups willing to have a vaccination conversation.

May 6, 2021
Long Haulers, Loss, and Caregivers:  Family Survive & Thrive Guide™

We are in the race between vaccinations and the surge of Coronavirus variants. A tremendous number of COVID sufferers are having long term harm. We will answer:

              • WHAT are the “long hauler” conditions and harm?
              • WHAT is my risk to get “long hauler” syndromes?
              • WHY are the virus variants impacting us now?
              • WHERE are resources for my family to recover?
              • WHAT can I do to recover from my loss?
              • HOW are “long hauler caregivers” managing?

We will share the view of those who are nationally working with “Long Haulers”. Our expert team of physicians, nurses, and infection preventionists will help you understand the long term impact of COVID. A panel of youth, college students, and young adults will complement our clinical experts to address the impact on the young.

April 15, 2021
Emerging Threats: New Patient & Caregiver Issues

There are emerging threats that are keeping leaders up at night. A community of practice was developed in 2018 to provide a learning community leaders.  Dr. Gregory Botz and Chief William Adcox of MD Anderson Cancer Center comment on the following emerging threats:

  • Brand Damage from Outside, Inside, and or Mixed Outside-Inside Threats including cyberterrorism.
  • Workplace Violence including physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harassment, bullying or harm to caregivers, staff, students, or patients.
  • Active Shooter, Violent Intruder, and Deadly Force Incidents including events causing physical harm to staff, caregivers, students, or patients.
  • Domestic Terrorism such as organized attacks using chemical, biologic, radiologic, nuclear, and explosive weapons. Also weaponization of transportation & vehicles (CBRNET)
  • Violent Acts Against Leadership where administrative, clinical, or governance leaders are specifically targeted by insiders or outsiders.
  • Intentional Harm of Patients by caregivers who commit harmful acts against patients with or without enablers who do not report such harm.
  • Unintentional Patient Harm through errors of omission from systems failures identified by mortality reviews such as diagnostic errors.
  • Failure to Rescue in pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital continuity of care.
  • Hospital Optimization & Flow with overcrowding & boarding/transfer issues.
  • Readiness for Epidemics including preparedness for testing and volume surges.
  • Sexual Misconduct including sexual harassment, abuse of power, and or harm to caregivers, staff, students, or patients.
  • Racial and or Sexual Discrimination against those we serve including patients and their families and or those who serve in the organization.
  • Cybersecurity Patient Records Issues including breach, theft, and contamination of medical records leading to patient and caregiver harm.
  • Cybersecurity Operation Issues including breach, theft, and contamination of operational records, invasion of data systems, and ransom crimes.
  • Theft of Intellectual Property by insiders, outsiders, or nation-states.
  • Sabotage of service, information systems, clinical care, and property.
  • Nation State Influence through academic espionage, financial conflicts of interest, or other means.
  • Drug Diversion by staff including caregivers and pharmacists who divert medications for themselves or others.
  • Conflict of Interest of staff including physicians, researchers, and administrators including disclosed and undisclosed financial relationships.
  • Conflict of Interest of Governance including undisclosed financial relationships and disclosed financial relationships.
  • Academic Fraud including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or dishonest grant documentation including applications and reports.
  • Defamation or Unfair Press by investigative reporting or false whistleblowers.
  • Burn-out of caregivers, leadership, and staff.
  • Critical Drug and Supply Shortages such as I.V. fluids, medications, and key supplies.
  • Regulatory Compliance Issues including new risk for non-compliance.