Stoerzinger, RN, honored with MHA Good Catch for Patient Safety Award
MHA on June 1 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health
care at its 34th annual awards ceremony.
Registered nurse Melody Stoerzinger of Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater received
the MHA Good Catch for Patient Safety Award, which recognizes a hospital
professional who speaks up to prevent potential harm to patients.
When Stoerzinger was completing an intake process for a patient scheduled to
have a colonoscopy, she discovered that the patient had recently been diagnosed
with diverticulitis while traveling out of state and had been prescribed a
course of antibiotics. Standard procedure is to perform a colonoscopy six to
eight weeks after treatment for diverticulitis; the patient’s procedure was
scheduled only two weeks after treatment.
Stoerzinger brought this information to the attention of the procedure
physician. The patient’s colonoscopy was rescheduled for seven weeks in the
future, in line with patient safety recommendations.
The Good Catch for Patient Safety award program
accepts nominations throughout the year. All Good Catch for Patient Safety
award winners are entered into the running to receive a quarterly Good Catch
for Patient Safety award. One quarterly winner is chosen to receive the annual
Additional award winners will be profiled in upcoming issues of Newsline. To
learn more about the award winners, visit the MHA website. return to top
for Aug. 14 medication safety conference
The 2018 Medication Safety Learning and Networking Day will be
held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth on Aug. 14. The content
is intended for quality and safety personnel, nurses, providers and
Read the event brochure and
register online. Please purchase
a meal ticket for food and beverages directly from the Crowne Plaza for a $52
fee online. The meal ticket
includes breakfast, coffee breaks and a lunch buffet.
Livestreaming of the event will also be provided. Remote viewers will need to
register in advance for the morning and/or afternoon livestream to view and
earn CEs for the event.
The morning session includes a patient story, overview of the new DHS opioid
prescribing guidelines and panel discussions on medication reconciliation and
medication shortage management. Register for the morning livestream.
The afternoon session includes presentations on monitoring and responding to
controlled substance diversion and preparing for new USP 800 requirements
(hazardous drug handling and administration). Register for the afternoon livestream.
There will be question and answer time after each presenter and online
participants will be able to ask questions in a chat box for presenters.
With questions, contact Joy Benn, quality and process improvement
specialist, MHA, 651-659-1441. return to top
grant applications due Aug. 15
The Midwest Genetics Network is accepting
applications from organizations in seven states including Minnesota for
activities to promote the use of telemedicine in the provision of genetic
services. The network will accept requests for funding in amounts up to
$10,000. The deadline for submission is Aug. 15. The network anticipates
notifying award recipients by Sept. 5. For more information and to apply, view
the Request for Proposal. return to top