Pediatric Quality and Patient Safety Conference: Collaborating to Make Pediatric Health Care Safer in Minnesota

October 12, 2018

Course Director: W. Charles Huskins, M.D.

The MN Pediatric Quality & Safety Conference invites you to network with multidisciplinary colleagues from the region to collaborate on ways to effectively increase the quality and safety of pediatric healthcare. The primary goal is to demonstrate meaningful progress towards enhancing the effectiveness in pediatric patient healthcare. Faculty members will address topics such as patient safety, HACs, and coaching strategies related to identifying obstacles and opportunities for innovative approaches to closing the identified gaps.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn innovative approaches others are using to close the gaps in areas of patient safety, HACS, coaching strategies & many more. 
  • Listen as patients share their personal care story.
  • Network with colleagues and collaborate on how to effectively increase the quality and safety of pediatric healthcare.

Registration Fee: $125.00


Charter bus transportation will be provided by Richfield and Rochester City Lines.

Note added a pick up at Walmart in Inver Grove Heights for individuals who live south of the river.

Minneapolis                                                    Arrive                   Departure

Pickup: Masonic Children’s Hospital           5:45 a.m.             6:05 a.m.

2450 Riverside Ave (Circle Drive in front of Masonic Children’s Hospital)

Pickup:  Children’s Minneapolis                   6:20 a.m.             6:30 a.m.

25th & Chicago - (Emergency Department)

Dropoff: Guggenheim Building                    8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.     

St. Paul                                                             Arrive                   Departure

Pickup: Gillette Children’s Hospital             6:00 a.m.             6:20 a.m.

200 University Ave

Pickup: Walmart (Inver Grove Heights)      6:50 a.m.             7:00 a.m.

9165 Cahill Ave

Dropoff: Guggenheim Building                    8:15 am – 8:25 am

There will be Mayo Clinic escorts to bring you to the meeting room upon arrival in Rochester. 

Buses will depart Rochester between 4:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. and will arrive back in the Twin Cities around 6:15pm to 6:30pm. 

Target Audience

The MN Pediatric Quality & Safety Conference is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, allied health staff, pharmacists, patient/family engagement advocates, quality and safety leaders, and facilitators with an interest in pediatrics in the state of Minnesota.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe key strategies for enhancing high-reliability implementation of prevention bundles for healthcare acquired conditions causing harm in hospitalized children.
  • Identify best practices to reduce over-exertion and patient/family behavioral event association with staff harm.
  • Describe leadership methods to improve the culture of safety for the benefit of both patients and staff.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/12/2018 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
10/12/2018 - 4:15pm
Mayo Clinic
Siebens, Phillips Hall
Rochester , MN
United States

Keynote Address Faculty

Allan Frankel, M.D.
Christopher P. Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H
Amit Sood, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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