ASK CHPSO What is a safe table? -K.D., from a hospital in Southern California
Safe tables are meetings held by a PSO to foster frank,
privileged discussions around safety events that hospitals face
among members belonging to a PSO. Typically, one hospital
representative will present a case to the group (e.g., a near
miss or a severe harm) and the group is invited to discuss their
experiences with a similar event or work through potential causes
and identify areas of opportunity.
Many times a hospital representative will begin by sharing their
“unique” case but learn through the discussion that other
organizations attending the meeting have experienced the same
“unique” case. CHPSO makes every effort to select a topic in
advance of the meeting so hospitals can invite the appropriate
staff member from a department to attend. The following safe
tables are scheduled for 2016. If you belong to a CHPSO member
hospital and wish to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you are
on the mailing list. Click here to
view whether your organization is a CHPSO member.
If you are not a CHPSO member and are interested in learning
more, please contact email@example.com. Hospital members of
the California Hospital Association and California’s regional
hospital associations receive complimentary membership to CHPSO.
Currently scheduled CHPSO safe tables are listed here.