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Annual Patient Safety Roundtable - 9-10 June 2011


Thursday, 9 June 2011 - Friday, 10 June 2011

Meeting Code

The Sebel & Citigate King George Square
Cnr Ann & Roma Streets

Please Register your delegates by 12 May 2011.

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 2 June 2011, with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.


The Health Roundtable has been assisting Australian and New Zealand hospitals to improve patient safety for many years, with an annual Patient Safety Roundtable, mortality analysis, and regular reviews of adverse events as part of the Nursing Improvement Group. However, there has been no on-going group of people focusing specifically on patient-safety improvements.

In 2011 we are forming a new Improvement Group recognising that many of the leading hospitals are interested in improving the co- ordination and collaboration across a number of these programs.

Group members will have access to the full suite of patient-safety indicators that have been developed, and will be able to assist with the development of improved indicators, and will also share their innovations and processes with each other in a collaborative setting with periodic webcasts to complement the annual meeting.

For more information contact Bernie Mullin

Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. If you require accommodation you must book before 7 May 2011. Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to the Hotel's availability. Please see Accommodation information below.


Thursday – 9 June 2011


Registration & Arrival Tea & Coffee


Welcome and Overview of Patient Safety and Mortality data:

(David Dean & Rohan Cattell)


Plenary Session:

Guest Speaker: Frances A. Griffin, RRT, MPA, Senior Manager of Clinical Programs for BD Medical. She joined IHI faculty in 1999 and was full-time staff from 2002 to 2010.

Her IHI roles have included supporting patient safety and reliability content development, directing collaborative and innovation projects and serving as faculty for the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns. She is a co-developer of the IHI Global Trigger Tool.

Ms Griffin is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with 20 years of hospital experience including administrative oversight for quality, case management and other related departments.

She is author of numerous articles related to patient safety and quality improvement in health care and co-author of “Patient Safety and Medical Errors,” a chapter in The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools (2nd edition).


Morning Tea

11.00-12.00 noon

Review and update on Aim Statements from 2010 Workshop:

Pieter Walker and All


Review of progress on checklist and successful initiatives to measure patient safety: Bernie Mullin




Poster Session 1:

Innovation posters on Measuring Patient Safety.

This session may include “Trigger Tool” posters from the initial teams that have embarked on this project.


Afternoon Tea


Small Group Discussion on Improving the Measurement of Patient Safety:

Identify best practice and improvement opportunities.


Hospital Team Huddle. What have we learnt? 

Hospital teams have time to discuss and consolidate learning from the day.


Group Dinner: Augustine’s on George, 40 George Street, Brisbane

Friday – 10 June 2011


Arrival Tea & Coffee


Reflections from Day 1:

Participants reflect and discuss good ideas they want to steal shamelessly:

Pieter Walker


Poster Session 2:

Innovation posters on Implementing Patient Safety Initiatives

Share and discuss other innovations in patient safety.


Morning Tea


Review of Hot Topics:

Small group discussions and more in-depth review of key issues: selected posters, hot issue topics etc.




Action Planning and Aim Statements:

Each team to develop an aim statement & action plan of the one key idea/strategy they would like to implement.


Concurrent Technical Workshops: 


Participants will have the opportunity to improve their understanding of the data and discuss practical implementation issues on Hospital Standardised Mortality Rate and Patient Safety Indicators: David Dean, Rohan Cattell and Bernie Mullin


Why is making improvement in quality and safety so difficult?

How do you incorporate patient experiences and change management principles for enhancing quality and safety outcomes?

Pieter Walker


Roundtable concludes





 Accommodation & Travel/Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane has set aside rooms for the nights of 7, 8 and 9 June 2011 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of AUD$180.00 (Room only) including GST.

Delegates should call Reservations direct on 1800 777 123 and mention THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE block booking to the reservation agent to receive the conference rate.

To reserve one of these rooms please book before 7 May 2011.

Requests for accommodation after this date will be at the best available rate at the time of booking and will be subject to availability.