Foundation hosts CPPS course for 60 attendees

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hosted a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) review course on August 15 at the Arlington Convention Center.

More than 60 attendees turned out for the course. The CPPS credential is earned by professionals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the core standards of patient safety. This credential is awarded through an examination covering five patient safety domains:
• Culture;
• Leadership;
• Patient Safety Risks and Solutions;
• Measuring and Improving Performance;
• Systems Thinking and Design/Human Factors.

John Hertig PharmD, MS, CPPS, an associate director at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement (CMSA) and a representative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, served as teacher.

HIIN is a nationwide effort to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) a two-year HIIN contract to continue efforts to reduce inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

For information, please contact Patti Taylor at [email protected].