Patient Safety and Falls – CHPSO Safe Table Forum Members Only
CHPSO invites member hospitals to attend a Safe Table Forum via
here to see if your hospital is a CHPSO member.
Patient Safety and Falls
Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP,
Nurse Consultant, Retired Associate
Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, is both a
Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in
As Associate Chief of Nursing for Research, she was a funded
researcher with the Research Center of Excellence:
Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, jointly funding by HSR&D
and RR&D. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing and
rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on
clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’
independence and safety. She is nationally known for her program
of research in patient safety, particularly in fall prevention.
The falls program research agenda continues to drive research
efforts across health services and rehabilitation researchers.
Patient Safety, Quality, Risk Management, Clinical Informatics,
all nursing units, same day surgery units/centers, and anyone
from your organization who is interested in the topic.
What is a Safe Table?
Safe Table discussions are designed Safe-Tables are designed to
empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety
and quality improvement activities. These discussions are driven
by attendee participation. Attendees may choose to present a case
or simply participate in the discussion by sharing their
thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. Attendees wishing to share a
case should indicate this during registration and a member of the
CHPSO team will reach out to you to assist you with case
preparation. Sharing cases spontaneously during the meeting is
also encouraged, time permitting. Attendees may present with or
without slides. The cases may be brief, 3-5 minutes, or longer if
the complexity of the issue warrants additional time. Cases
generally involve a situation in which there are systematic
concerns or those for which the organization may be looking for
ways to address the matter or obtain advice.
For the 2020 CHPSO safe table schedule, please click here.
HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the
California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO
members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793
for 1.0 contact hour.
HQI does not currently offer ACPE approved Pharmacy CE, but
the State of California will accept CE from courses which have
been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of
California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the
California Board of Registered Nursing or the Dental Board of
California towards their California continuing education
requirement (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of
Regulations). Pharmacists need to keep track of CE from these
sources on their own as they are not submitted to NAPB.
At the conclusion of the safe table meeting, participants will be
Describe information about best practices relative to patient
Discuss challenges in a frank, open discussion with other
Describe lessons learned from other organizations as it could
relate to the work in the participant’s hospital.