L091423 SPS MN Regional Meeting: Pursuing Improvement in Network Priority Areas with your SPS Region

Minneapolis, MN US
September 14, 2023

The primary focus of the regional meeting is engaging with the SPS MN regional’s goals and strategies for supporting Culture of Safety and improvement in key SPS network priority areas which include: Safety Disparities, Employee/Staff Safety, and Healthcare Associated Conditions (HAC) reduction.


Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, and Quality/Safety team members and leaders

Learning Objectives

  • Examine strategies to support improvement in SPS network strategic priority areas
  • Share tactical practices and behaviors to promote a safety culture of continuous learning
  • Describe the 2023 SPS regional goal efforts
  • Participate in networking activities to support an “all teach, all learn” approach for patient safety
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 ANCC
  • 3.75 Attendance
    • 3.75 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/14/2023 - 10:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2023 - 4:30pm CDT

**Agenda may be subject to change**

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.Registration  Outside of the Education Center
10:10 - 10:50 a.m.Welcome and Introductions

Jeff Simmons​, MD, MSc

Julie LeBlanc​, MPH, CPHQ, CIC

Natalie Lu​, MSN, RN

Education Center
10:50 - 11:05 a.m.Regional Data & CelebrationsJulie LeBlanc, MPH, CPHQ, CICEducation Center
11:05 - 11:10 a.m.Meditative MomentNatalie Lu, MSN, RNEducation Center
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Culture of Safety - Proactive SafetyHeather Bjorneberg, RN, BS, CPNEducation Center
12:00. - 12:45 p.m.Networking LUNCHLunch will be providedEducation Center
12:45 - 1:35 p.m.Culture of Safety - Learning PanelHeather Bjorneberg, RN, BS, CPN

Ray Stetson, MD, MS & Cristina Gallup​, PRN, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC, CCNS

Judy Kuhn, PT, DPT, CSPHP & Karen Mathias Saboe​, MSN, RN, APRN, PCNS-BC

Natalie Lu​, MSN, RN & Mona Rippy, BSHCM, RMA

Cassie Johnson, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHON

Education Center
1:35 - 1:45 p.m.Meditative Moment and TransitionNatalie Lu, MSN, RNEducation Center
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.Break-Out Sessions - each person to select 1 option from below
 Safety DisparitiesAdriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPICEducation Center
 Employee/Staff Safety (ESS)Judy Kuhn, PT, DPT, CSPHPCV4303
 Ambulatory SafetyJulie LeBlanc, MPH, CPHQ, CICCSC 408 
2:30 - 2:40 p.m.BREAK  
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Break-Out Session RecapJulie LeBlanc, MPH, CPHQ, CICEducation Center
3:10 - 3:30 p.m.2023 Regional Goal Update – CLABSI Risk Tool PDSAKatie Hutchins, DNP, RNEducation Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Networking and hospital toursNatalie Lu, MSN, RN *see below for additional informationEducation Center
4:30 p.m.Adjourn

*Networking and Hospital Tour information

The last hour of the day (3:30-4:30pm) we will be offering hospital tours. Attendees can choose to participate in one or both hospital tours (each will last ~20 minutes and be offered twice) and/or enjoy open networking time in the Education Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hospital Tour Option 1:

CVICU - highlighting CLABSI rounds and CNS involvement in preventable harm
Simulation - highlighting 'Brave Space' as an intervention to prevent patient harm

Hospital Tour Option 2:
PICU- highlighting Journey to Zero Champion observations & safety coaching
6th Floor - highlighting safety huddles

Children's Minnesota, 2nd Floor Education Center
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

The workshop will be held in the 2nd Floor Education Center. Team members from the event will be onsite the day of to meet you outside of the center. 


Park in the GREEN Parking ramp located on 26th street. Attendees are to park on the 4th level of the ramp and take the elevator to the skyway level. Parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee. Parking fees will be approximately $12. 



It is our intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.                                                                                                               

Planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing selling re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.


Heather Bjorneberg, RN, BS, CPN

Cristina Gallup​, PRN, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC, CCNS

Katie Hutchins, DNP, RN

Cassie Johnson, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHON

Judy Kuhn, PT, DPT, CSPHP

Julie LeBlanc​, MPH, CPHQ, CIC

Natalie Lu​, MSN, RN

Karen Mathias Saboe​, MSN, RN, APRN, PCNS-BC

Jeff Simmons​, MD, MSc

Ray Stetson, MD, MS

Adriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPIC


Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota 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.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.

Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program offers 3.75 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 ANCC
  • 3.75 Attendance
    • 3.75 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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This event is held free of charge. However, parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee. Parking fees will be approximately $12.


Please be aware, one of our participants has a severe nut allergy. Our catered lunch and snacks will factor this food sensitivity into their planning of our menu. If you choose to bring any of your own snacks/food make sure it is nut free.

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