Advisories & Events
Training & Events
Training & Events
2019
21
May
2019
Webinar
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) Refresh
Date/Time:
May 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
1.50 hours
Location:
Webinar

Description:
PA-PSRS will undergo updates to its back-end system, as well as a refresh of the user interface for reporting acute facilities. Register for one of two Authority webinars demonstrating the new and improved PA-PSRS (May 16 and May 21, 2019).

23
May
2019
Conference
Northeastern Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium
Date/Time:
May 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Emergency Educators, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Patient Safety Authority Infection Preventionists

Description:
This exciting, in-person session will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts in the topic:
  • Enhancing your CMS Emergency Preparedness program using specific examples for continued compliance (presented by Emergency Educators LLC)
  • Understanding changes to the CMS quality reporting requirements that reduce data collection and promotes patient-centered care (presented by Quality Insights of Pennsylvania)
  • Discussion of unrecognized medication safety problems in ASFs and the use of risk reduction strategies to ensure safe medication practices (presented by the Institute of Safe Medication Practices)
  • Recognizing how the design of medical devices, equipment, and instruments can provide ideal spaces for bioburden accumulation and subsequent development of surface biofilms, and combat bioburden prevalence with quality improvement initiatives (presented by the Patient Safety Authority)
4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

28
May
2019
Webinar
HAP HIIN Injury From Falls and Immobility — Making the Connection: How Good Delirium Care Decreases Falls and Improves Patient Safety
Date/Time:
May 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Donna Marie Fick, PhD, director of the Center of Geriatric Excellence, Penn State College of Nursing

Description:
Donna Marie Fick, PhD, director of the Center of Geriatric Excellence, Penn State College of Nursing, will review why delirium is often overlooked in the hospital setting; describe the warning signs, risk factors, and conditions commonly associated with delirium; and how acting on delirium and mentation, mobility, and medications can decrease falls.
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

29
May
2019
Webinar
HAP HIIN Adverse Drug Events — Preventable Events Associated with Opioids: A Review of Events Reported in 2018
Date/Time:
May 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, manager, Medication Safety Analysis at the Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, manager, Medication Safety Analysis at the Patient Safety Authority, will explain the most important medication safety issues reported to the Authority and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) involving the use of opioids in 2018, discuss effective strategies to reduce medication errors related to identified issues with opioids, and review the importance of proactively identifying risk by learning from external sources of data.
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

07
Jun
2019
Education
NW/SW - Patient Safety Officer (PSO) Networking Session for Hospitals — Norovirus Prevention and Scabies: Be Prepared
Date/Time:
June 7, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, Senior Infection Preventist, Patient Safety Authority

Description:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, senior infection preventionist at the Patient Safety Authority, will identify norovirus outbreaks as a subset of all gastrointestinal illnesses; recall components of a multidisciplinary norovirus prevention and rapid response plan; translate evidence-based interventions into actionable facility practices that impact norovirus prevention; identify factors related to scabies transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and prevention; illustrate methods of scabies surveillance by using a line listing; and recognize key components of a scabies outbreak control plan to prevent gaps in scabies prevention and control procedures.
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

07
Jun
2019
Education
NW/SW - Patient Safety Officer (PSO) Networking Session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) — Norovirus Prevention and Scabies: Be Prepared
Date/Time:
June 7, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, Senior Infection Preventist, Patient Safety Authority

Description:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, senior infection preventionist at the Patient Safety Authority, will identify norovirus outbreaks as a subset of all gastrointestinal illnesses; recall components of a multidisciplinary norovirus prevention and rapid response plan; translate evidence-based interventions into actionable facility practices that impact norovirus prevention; identify factors related to scabies transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and prevention; illustrate methods of scabies surveillance by using a line listing; and recognize key components of a scabies outbreak control plan to prevent gaps in scabies prevention and control procedures.
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

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