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Pressure Ulcer Grant Opportunity 

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety is recruiting hospitals for a small grant opportunity related to pressure ulcers. If received, the grant would pay a one-time award to participating hospitals to conduct a retrospective record review of the hospital's last 20 hospital-acquired pressure ulcers of Stage II or higher and submit findings  to TCPS for analysis. Findings may be used for future presentations or publication. The grant application is due in July. For more information, contact Rhonda Dickman at rdickman@tha.com.


 THA Leadership Summit

Call for Presentations and Posters
Submissions Due by Friday, July 17, 2015

THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Tennessee Nurses Association, and Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality are pleased to announce plans for the 10th Annual Leadership Summit, which will be held on September 30, 2015, in conjunction with THA's annual meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville.

The Leadership Summit will highlight successful strategies to create a culture for performance excellence and improve patient outcomes.

We are seeking presentation proposals from hospitals across Tennessee that demonstrate and share best practices on fostering an organizational culture for excellence, quality, and patient safety improvement successes, engaging patients and families, navigating transitions of care, and strategies to promote collaboration and teamwork. The abstract submission form is available here. Applications are due by Friday, July 17, 2015.


Online Lactation Education
20 Hours--FREE

THA is pleased to announce that we are now providing the Breastfeeding Training Course from the Breastfeeding Consortium through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to improve breastfeeding rates at both the state and individual facility levels. The regular cost of the course is $99.00 per person but is available to you at no charge. The Breastfeeding Training Course is 20 hours of online lactation education covering six topics ranging from Current Trends in Infant Feeding and Prenatal Nutrition and Breastfeeding Education to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

This course is a stand-alone resource, offering comprehensive information on breastfeeding. Learners may earn up to 20 credits, and credit designation varies depending on the length of the module. Credit is earned at the completion of each module. Credit is earned at the completion of each module, and learners may choose from AMA PRO Category 1 Credit (TM), L-CERPS, AAFP Prescribed Credit, Virginia Nurses Association contact hours, CPE dietition credits, or a Certification of Participation. The training hours can be applied toward meeting various lactation certifications as well. To register, contact Jackie Moreland at jmoreland@tha.com or 615-401-7439.

Save the Date!

2015 Fall Regional Networking Meetings

Thursday, August 20--Knoxville
Tuesday, August 25--Nashville
Thursday, August 27--Memphis






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Tennessee Center for Patient Safety Annual Report
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August 2010 - Blue Cross Gives Patient Safety Center $2.9 Million Grant

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has announced it will make a $2,991,660 grant to help fund the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) over the next three years, furthering hospital patient safety and quality improvement efforts across Tennessee.  Click here to read the full press release.