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Training & Events Archive

2017
08
Aug
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Workarounds: Trash or Treasure?
Date/Time:
August 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Duration:
.50 hours
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, CPPS, Medical Director, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Healthcare workarounds are informal practices used to overcome real or perceived barriers to delivering patient care. Workarounds are ubiquitous and often valued in healthcare.  Workarounds may be adaptive and pragmatic, or they may bypass patient care safeguards and be problematic.  This webinar will explore both sides of workarounds, and provide strategies to improve the safety of patient care delivery by leveraging information gleaned from workarounds.

25
Jul
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Health Literacy Webinar Series - Webinar #3: Informed Consent
Date/Time:
July 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Cathy Reynolds, RN, BSN, MJ, DL, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Up to ½ of the United States  population may be at risk for medical misunderstandings, medical mistakes, excess hospitalizations, and poor health outcomes due to low health literacy.  This series of webinars will provide the attendees with potential interventions to assist patients with understanding their health care needs.

13
Jul
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology: A Statewide Analysis of Reported Events
Date/Time:
July 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director, Error Reporting Programs, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and Manager, Medication Safety Analysis, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
This session will review the analysis of HIT-related medication errors reported to the Authority, review the contributing factors mentioned in reports and provide appropriate system-based risk reduction strategies to help facilities identify and mitigate risk and minimize potential patient harm.

11
Jul
2017
Webinar
Behavioral Health Falls Prevention Workgroup Conference Call
Date/Time:
July 11, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Conference Call via WebEx
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority


29
Jun
2017
Conference
Regional Root Cause Anaylsis (RCA) Training - "Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA"
Date/Time:
June 29, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
4.50 hours
Speakers:
Chris Mamrol, BSN, RN, Patient Safety Liaison, Melanie Motts, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, and Cathy Reynolds, RN, BSN, MJ, DL, Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Root Cause Analysis (RCA) program: "Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA" is for those who are new to RCA or would like a review of the basic RCA process.

29
Jun
2017
Webinar
New Reporting Requirements for Pressure Injuries in Pennsylvania: Modifications to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) Data Interface for Risk Management and Patient Safety Software Vendors
Date/Time:
June 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Duration:
.50 hours
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Theresa V. Arnold, DPM, Manager, Clinical Analysis, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
During this 30-minute webinar, representatives of the Patient Safety Authority will inform attendees of the modifications necessary to the PA-PSRS data interface to support implementation of the new reporting standards.

29
Jun
2017
Webinar
New Reporting Requirements for Pressure Injuries in Pennsylvania: Modifications to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) Data Interface for Patient Safety Officers
Date/Time:
June 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Duration:
.50 hours
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Theresa V. Arnold, DPM, Manager, Clinical Analysis, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
During this 30-minute webinar, representatives of the Patient Safety Authority will:
  • Highlight the new reporting requirements 
  • Inform attendees of the modifications necessary to the PA-PSRS data interface to support implementation of the new reporting standards

22
Jun
2017
Webinar
Wrong-Site Surgery Prevention: Using Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Outcomes
Date/Time:
June 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Robert A. Yonash, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Jennifer Gregory, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Officer, Excela Health System and Lorrie Bickerstaff, RN, MS-HSL, Patient Safety Officer, Excela Health System

Description:
Join us to learn what policy and procedural changes one health system has made to result in sustainable outcomes while learning what the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority can do for your facility to help in reducing future WSS from occurring within your facility.

16
Jun
2017
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Hospitals in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology: A Statewide Analysis of Reported Events
Date/Time:
June 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with Guest Speaker: Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority is offering Patient Safety Officers a networking session for Hospitals in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. The education program topic will focus on Pennsylvania Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology: A Statewide Analysis of Reported Events.

16
Jun
2017
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology: A Statewide Analysis of Reported Events
Date/Time:
June 16, 2017 - 11:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with Guest Speaker: Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority is offering Patient Safety Officers a networking session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Pennsylvania. The education program topic will focus on Pennsylvania Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology: A Statewide Analysis of Reported Events.

14
Jun
2017
Conference
APIC Annual Conference 2017
Date/Time:
June 14 - 16, 2017
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, RN, BSN, CIC, Terri Lee Roberts BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, James Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CIC, HEM, Sharon M. Bradley R.N., C.I.C., Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Join our colleagues at APIC 2017 to learn about the latest research and science and to discover real-world solutions to challenging infection prevention issues.

06
Jun
2017
Webinar
HIIN/Statewide - Training a Team of Experts into an Expert Team
Date/Time:
June 6, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Dr. Sarah Parker, PhD, Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic, and an Assistant Professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Department of Biomedical Science in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Description:
In healthcare, teams work to provide safe care in high stake situations. Join us to understand the complexities of team dynamics and the types of behaviors that improve the adaptive capacity of teams.

19
May
2017
Conference
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers - Patient Safety, Risk Management and Quality: Bringing it All Together (Safe Medication Prescribing and Risk Management)
Date/Time:
May 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Duration:
7.25 hours
Speakers:
Kelly Gipson, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison and Rebecca Jones, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Special Assistant to the Executive Director with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority


19
May
2017
Conference
NE - LTC Regional Meeting
Date/Time:
May 19, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
James Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CIC, HEM, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Sharon M. Bradley R.N., C.I.C., Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The first annual Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposium will include topics specifically focused on long-term care and presented by experts.

19
May
2017
Conference
Northeast Pennsylvania Heart Failure Symposium - "Heart Failure & The Failure to Understand: The Impact of Health Literacy on Patients Living with Heart Failure"
Date/Time:
May 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Duration:
8.25 hours
Speakers:
Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The American Heart Association invites you to join them and learn what more can be done as a community for the heart failure patient population.

18
May
2017
Webinar
Statewide - Creating and Enhancing a Supportive Environment for the Second Victim
Date/Time:
May 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; Kelly Gipson, RN, BSN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; Heidi McMullan, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, Philhaven Hospital

Description:
Join us to learn how to identify those who have been impacted by an adverse patient event, strategies to help support the worker and to learn what Pennsylvania facilities are doing to support their employees during times of need.

15
May
2017
Conference
NW - LTC Regional Meeting
Date/Time:
May 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Terri Lee Roberts BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend the first annual Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposium.  This session will include topics specifically focused on long-term care and presented by experts.


12
May
2017
Education
NE - Regional Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - "Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA"
Date/Time:
May 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
4.50 hours
Speakers:
Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Root Cause Analysis (RCA) program: "Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA" is for those who are new to RCA or would like a review of the basic RCA process. We will provide introductory level content utilizing a combination of lecture and hands-on application of RCA methodology while incorporating the PSA Root Cause Analysis Investigation Tool.

07
May
2017
Conference
SW - Pennsylvania Anesthesia Nurses Association Spring Conference - Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery Through Implementation of Evidenced-Based Best Practices
Date/Time:
May 7, 2017
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, PA Patient Safety Authority


05
May
2017
Conference
LTC Regional Meeting
Date/Time:
May 5, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
James Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CIC, HEM, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Sharon M. Bradley R.N., C.I.C., Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend the first annual Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposium.  This session will include topics specifically focused on long-term care and presented by experts.

05
May
2017
Conference
Distractions in the OR - Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Spring Symposium
Date/Time:
May 5, 2017
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Michelle Feil, MSN, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Analyst, PA Patient Safety Authority


05
May
2017
Education
SC - Regional Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - "Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA"
Date/Time:
May 5, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
4.50 hours
Speakers:
Kelly Gipson, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison and Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
"Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA" is for those who are new to RCA or would like a review of the basic RCA process. We will provide introductory level content utilizing a combination of lecture and hands-on application of RCA methodology while incorporating the PSA Root Cause Analysis Investigation Tool.

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