Advisories & Events
Training & Events
Training & Events
2019
05
Sep
2019
Education
Northeastern (NE) - Disclosure: It's More Than Just Talking to Patients About Adverse Events
Date/Time:
September 5, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Patient Safety Authority staff and Eric Weitz, Esquire an attorney and PSA board member

Description:
This course will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 9:30 - 10 a.m., Conference: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). The four-hour session will feature presentations from PSA staff and Eric Weitz, Esq., an attorney and PSA board member committed to improving the healthcare system.

These exciting, in-person sessions will discuss the difference between disclosure and transparency, describe the process of disclosing adverse events to patients and families, identify methods to improve disclosure conversations, and help attendees understand the legal implications of disclosure and why patients seek legal advice after an event.

Register now for the session that is most convenient for you.

10
Sep
2019
Webinar
Pennsylvania Department of Health – Life Safety Code Update
Date/Time:
September 10, 2019 - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Charles Schlegel, Director of the Division of Safety Inspection, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Description:
Charlie Schlegel, director of the Division of Safety Inspection, Pennsylvania Department of Health, will review proper placement of alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers, discuss important life safety code changes, and provide an emergency preparedness update—including recent updates to Appendix Z.
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

12
Sep
2019
Education
South Central (SC) - Disclosure: It's More Than Just Talking to Patients About Adverse Events
Date/Time:
September 12, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Patient Safety Authority staff and Eric Weitz, Esquire an attorney and PSA board member

Description:
This course will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 9:30 - 10 a.m., Conference: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). The four-hour session will feature presentations from PSA staff and Eric Weitz, Esq., an attorney and PSA board member committed to improving the healthcare system.

These exciting, in-person sessions will discuss the difference between disclosure and transparency, describe the process of disclosing adverse events to patients and families, identify methods to improve disclosure conversations, and help attendees understand the legal implications of disclosure and why patients seek legal advice after an event.

Register now for the session that is most convenient for you.

13
Sep
2019
Education
Patient Safety Officer (PSO) Networking Session for Hospitals in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Pennsylvania
Date/Time:
September 13, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Carl J. Benson, MS, retired advisory engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and periodic lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

Description:
Carl J. Benson, MS, retired advisory engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and periodic lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, will describe a "wrong patient event" based on an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, perform a short small group exercise to the root cause(s) of the event, discuss organizational aspects of the "wrong patient event" and how it can be linked to the theory of a culture of low expectations and structurally induced inaction, and present data regarding the frequency of "wrong patient events."
 
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

13
Sep
2019
Education
Patient Safety Officer (PSO) Networking Session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Pennsylvania
Date/Time:
September 13, 2019 - 12 to 3 p.m.
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Carl J. Benson, MS, retired advisory engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and periodic lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

Description:
Carl J. Benson, MS, retired advisory engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and periodic lecturer at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, will describe a "wrong patient event" based on an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, perform a short small group exercise to the root cause(s) of the event, discuss organizational aspects of the "wrong patient event" and how it can be linked to the theory of a culture of low expectations and structurally induced inaction, and present data regarding the frequency of "wrong patient events."

1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

19
Sep
2019
Education
Southeastern (SE) - Disclosure: It's More Than Just Talking to Patients About Adverse Events
Date/Time:
September 19, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Patient Safety Authority staff and Eric Weitz, Esquire an attorney and PSA board member

Description:
This course will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 9:30 - 10 a.m., Conference: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). The four-hour session will feature presentations from PSA staff and Eric Weitz, Esq., an attorney and PSA board member committed to improving the healthcare system.

These exciting, in-person sessions will discuss the difference between disclosure and transparency, describe the process of disclosing adverse events to patients and families, identify methods to improve disclosure conversations, and help attendees understand the legal implications of disclosure and why patients seek legal advice after an event.

Register now for the session that is most convenient for you.

04
Oct
2019
Education
Northwestern/Southwestern (NW/SW) - Disclosure: It's More Than Just Talking to Patients About Adverse Events
Date/Time:
October 4, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Patient Safety Authority staff and Eric Weitz, Esquire an attorney and PSA board member

Description:
This course will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 9:30 - 10 a.m., Conference: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). The four-hour session will feature presentations from PSA staff and Eric Weitz, Esq., an attorney and PSA board member committed to improving the healthcare system.
 
These exciting, in-person sessions will discuss the difference between disclosure and transparency, describe the process of disclosing adverse events to patients and families, identify methods to improve disclosure conversations, and help attendees understand the legal implications of disclosure and why patients seek legal advice after an event.
 
Register now for the session that is most convenient for you.

05
Nov
2019
Education
Delaware Valley North (DVN)/Delaware Valley South (DVS) - Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASF) Symposium
Date/Time:
November 5, 2019 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection, Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, Patient Safety Authority Infection Preventionists, Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Liaisons

Description:
The fifth annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 8:30 - 9 a.m., Conference: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). These exciting, in-person sessions will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts on the topic:
 
  • PA-DOH Life Safety Code Updates (presented by Charlie Schlegel, director, Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection)
  • What’s New in ASC Quality (presented by Julie Volz, project coordinator for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network)
  • Infection Prevention Surveillance Strategies for ASFs (presented by the Patient Safety Authority infection preventionists)
  • Human Factors Strategies That Can Be Used to Improve Processes in ASF Settings (presented by the Patient Safety Authority patient safety liaisons)

4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.


08
Nov
2019
Education
Northeastern (NE) - Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASF) Symposium
Date/Time:
November 8, 2019 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection, Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, Patient Safety Authority Infection Preventionists, Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Liaisons

Description:
The fifth annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 8:30 - 9 a.m., Conference: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). These exciting, in-person sessions will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts on the topic:
 
•PA-DOH Life Safety Code Updates (presented by Charlie Schlegel, director, Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection)
•What’s New in ASC Quality (presented by Julie Volz, project coordinator for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network)
•Infection Prevention Surveillance Strategies for ASFs (presented by the Patient Safety Authority infection preventionists)
•Human Factors Strategies That Can Be Used to Improve Processes in ASF Settings (presented by the Patient Safety Authority patient safety liaisons)
 
4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

13
Nov
2019
Education
South Central (SC) - Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASF) Symposium
Date/Time:
November 13, 2019 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection, Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, Patient Safety Authority Infection Preventionists, Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Liaisons

Description:
The fifth annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 8:30 - 9 a.m., Conference: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). These exciting, in-person sessions will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts on the topic:
 
•PA-DOH Life Safety Code Updates (presented by Charlie Schlegel, director, Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection)
•What’s New in ASC Quality (presented by Julie Volz, project coordinator for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network)
•Infection Prevention Surveillance Strategies for ASFs (presented by the Patient Safety Authority infection preventionists)
•Human Factors Strategies That Can Be Used to Improve Processes in ASF Settings (presented by the Patient Safety Authority patient safety liaisons)
 
4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

15
Nov
2019
Education
Northwestern/Southwestern (NW/SW) - Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASF) Symposium
Date/Time:
November 15, 2019 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection, Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, Patient Safety Authority Infection Preventionists, Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Liaisons

Description:
The fifth annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium will be held on different dates at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Registration and Conference times are the same for all dates and locations (Registration: 8:30 - 9 a.m., Conference: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). These exciting, in-person sessions will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts on the topic:
 
•PA-DOH Life Safety Code Updates (presented by Charlie Schlegel, director, Department of Health, Division of Safety Inspection)
•What’s New in ASC Quality (presented by Julie Volz, project coordinator for Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network)
•Infection Prevention Surveillance Strategies for ASFs (presented by the Patient Safety Authority infection preventionists)
•Human Factors Strategies That Can Be Used to Improve Processes in ASF Settings (presented by the Patient Safety Authority patient safety liaisons)
 
4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for completion of this course. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.

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