Patient Safety Officer (PSO) Engagement Roundtable: When Disaster Strikes in the OR: Will You Be Prepared?
December 16, 2020 - 12 to 1 p.m.
Online Event via Microsoft Teams
As we continue
to adjust to a new way of conducting business and with your safety in mind, the
Patient Safety Authority would like to take the opportunity to continue our
series of roundtable discussions to facilitate engagement between PA healthcare
regional in-person events, the Engagement Roundtable series will be conducted
virtually, with participation open statewide via Microsoft Teams. The Patient
Safety Authority believes that in the age of social distancing, finding ways to
stay connected with other patient safety professionals is more important than
ever. The primary goal of these events is to facilitate the sharing and
discussion of information in a collaborative environment for a range of patient
This session is
intended to give hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities an opportunity to
discuss current topics of interest and issues of concern submitted by
facilities. This session will lead off with a discussion of how facilities
prepare for potential disasters in the OR and lessons learned from actual
events, followed by a general discussion.
Scaling the Mountain: Peaks and Pitfalls of Perioperative Pain Management
December 17, 2020 - 12 to 1 p.m.
Dr. Tanya Uritsky, clinical pharmacy specialist in pain stewardship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Join Dr. Tanya Uritsky, clinical pharmacy specialist in pain
stewardship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she will
identify risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression in hospitalized
surgical patients, define opioid tolerance, recognize other CNS depressants
that can potentiate opioid-induced sedation and respiratory depression, and
recommend an appropriate opioid starting dose for an opioid naïve perioperative
Opioid stewardship is the appropriate use of opioids and is
an important part of patient safety. The highest risk for the development of
opioid-induced respiratory depression is during the first 24 hours
post-operatively. Knowing the best practices for pain management in the
perioperative period, including how to identify a patient at increased risk for
opioid-related adverse events, can help to improve patient safety. This session
will provide insights into patient-related risk factors and considerations for
pain management in the perioperative period.
1.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for
completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania
registered nurses only.
Patient Safety Essentials in Pennsylvania
January 21, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Online Event via Microsoft Teams
This course is ideal for the new Patient Safety Officer
(PSO) and anyone who wants to brush up on the basic principles of event
reporting in Pennsylvania. The education program will be offered in four
one-hour modules that will discuss the historical context of the Medical Care
Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act (Act 13), define the key
elements of MCARE, explain the role and responsibility of the PSO, discuss the
Final Guidance for Reporting Requirements and apply reporting guidelines to event
Module I: 9:30 -
Break: 10:30 - 10:40
Module II: 10:40 -
Lunch Break: 11:40
a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Module III: 12:20 -
Break: 1:20 - 1:30
Module IV: 1:30 -
4.0 continuing education hours will be awarded for
completion of this education program. Continuing education credits apply to
Pennsylvania registered nurses.
After you register you will receive a confirmation email
that includes the link to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams.
In addition to the confirmation email, the instructions on
how to join will also be included in the course materials email that is sent
out prior to the registered event.