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Training & Events Archive

2018
08
Jun
2018
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Hospitals in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Latex: A Lingering and Lurking Safety Risk
Date/Time:
June 8, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Kim Liberatore, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Patient Safety Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

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 Latex: A Lingering and Lurking Safety Risk presented by Kim Liberatore, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Patient Safety Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

08
Jun
2018
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Latex: A Lingering and Lurking Safety Risk
Date/Time:
June 8, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Kim Liberatore, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Patient Safety Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority is offering Patient Safety Officers a networking session for ASFs in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. The education program topic will focus on Latex: A Lingering and Lurking Safety Risk presented by Kim Liberatore, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Patient Safety Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

04
Jun
2018
Conference
Person and Family Engagement: How Do We Get There From Here? Tackling Five PFE Metrics to Improve the Value of Patient Care
Date/Time:
June 4, 2018
Duration:
All Day

Description:
Registration is now open for the HAP HIIN conference: Person and Family Engagement: How Do We Get There From Here? Tackling Five PFE Metrics to Improve the Value of Patient Care. The conference will be held on June 4, 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, and is open to all Pennsylvania hospitals, providers, consumers, and stakeholders. There is no charge for attendance, but you must register to attend.

31
May
2018
Webinar
Statewide: Norovirus - Tips from the Toolbox
Date/Time:
May 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Sharon Bradley, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Norovirus causes up to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis and about 800 deaths annually in the United States. Prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks continues to be problematic in Pennsylvania long-term care facilities, indicating a need for improvement in implementation of prevention and control strategies. This program demonstrates use of the components of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority free online toolkit which if implemented by the team prior to norovirus season, enables effective preparation for norovirus season, including strategies to prevent widespread outbreaks, and evaluation of the effectiveness of process and outcome measures.

23
May
2018
Webinar
Statewide/HAP HIIN ADE Webinar: Choose Your Weapons Wisely: Non-Opioid Analgesia Options
Date/Time:
May 23, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Maria Foy, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, Patient Care Coordinator, Palliative Care Department of Pharmacy Abington Memorial Hospital

Description:
Over the past 15-20 years, opioids have been overprescribed leading to an association with increase in overdoses and mortality.  Opioids, used for chronic pain , are often ineffective in analgesia and improvement in functional status. In order to treat complicated chronic pain patients, multimodal therapy with both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies are recommended. This webinar will examine non-pharmacologic modalities for pain. In addition, agents developed for treatments other than pain but show analgesic efficacy (co-analgesics), will be reviewed.

22
May
2018
Webinar
Statewide/HAP HIIN Injury from Falls and Immobility - Critical Thinking for Fall Injury Prevention
Date/Time:
May 22, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Norma D. McNair, PhD, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Description:
Do you need some new strategies to strengthen your fall prevention program? Please join the HAP PA-HIIN Preventing Injuries from Falls and Immobility focus group to learn about interventions that may enhance a fall prevention program in your healthcare facility with a focus on critical thinking, teach back, and using post-fall huddles.

11
May
2018
Education
Utilizing Human Factors to Improve Patient Safety
Date/Time:
May 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Cathy Reynolds, RN, BSN, MJ, DL, CPPS and Chris Mamrol, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaisons with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) would like to invite you to attend a program on Human Factors. This program is open to Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs).

Registration:
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
 
Education Program (Breakfast provided):
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

04
May
2018
Education
Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA
Date/Time:
May 4, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
4.50 hours
Speakers:
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison and Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) would like to invite you to attend a program on Root Cause Analysis (RCA). This program is open to Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs).
 
Registration:
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Education Program (Lunch provided):
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

02
May
2018
Conference
Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposia
Date/Time:
May 2, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and James Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CIC, HEM, FAPIC, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

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

27
Apr
2018
Education
Getting to the "Root" of the Problem: Conducting an RCA
Date/Time:
April 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison and Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) would like to invite you to attend a program on Root Cause Analysis (RCA). This program is open to Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs).

25
Apr
2018
Conference
Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposia
Date/Time:
April 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Terri Lee Roberts BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

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

18
Apr
2018
Webinar
Statewide: Leadership’s Role in Health Literacy and Patient Safety Webinar
Date/Time:
April 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Over 93 million Americans are at risk of not understanding their health plan of care due to low health literacy. Improving health literacy and patient engagement will improve shared decision making and improve patient and staff satisfaction. Leaders can assist with improving health literacy through implementation of strategies to improve health literacy and becoming a health literate organization.

10
Apr
2018
Conference
Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposia
Date/Time:
April 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, 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 second annual Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposia. These sessions will include topics specifically focused on long-term care and presented by experts.

05
Apr
2018
Conference
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Summit (P2S2)
Date/Time:
April 5, 2018
Duration:
All Day

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority cordially invites you to join us for our first "Pennsylvania Patient Safety Summit (P2S2)."
 
This one-day event will include inspiring stories and concrete strategies to improve the safety of all patients while connecting and networking with other healthcare professionals.
 
Session topics will include: responding to error, medication safety, improving diagnosis, infection prevention and much more.
 
Agenda:

7:30 – 8:00 - Registration
 
8:00 – 8:30 - Welcome – Ms. Regina M. Hoffman, MBA, BSN, RN, CPPS, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
 
8:30 – 10:00 - Keynote – Dr. John Kenagy
 
Join Dr. John Kenagy as he discusses how to create a compelling vision and strategic purpose to align everyone in efforts to continually improve patient safety
 
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
 
10:15 – 11:45 - Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 4 dynamic sessions):
 
  •  Responding to Error: Dr. Princy Thottathil will present: “When was the last time you were a Second Victim?... Not a question of IF, but WHEN...” She will discuss the concept of “second victim” and how to manage this experience.

 

  • Medication Safety: Dr. Rachel Levine, Dr. Vitaly Gordin, and Jennifer Hubbell will present information on the Prescription opioid and heroin crisis and how to manage opioid related adverse drug events.

 

  • Improving Diagnosis: Dr. Sarah Tilstra and Dr. Deborah DiNardo present, “How Doctors Think: Understanding and Combatting Errors in Clinical Reasoning”. Which will describe how clinicians think, how to identify errors, and how to implement strategies to prevent these errors.

 

  • Infection Prevention: Dr. David Nace and Dr. Jeffrey Miller will discuss antibiotic stewardship: why it is important, challenges, opportunities, and strategies for implementing a program.
 
11:45 – 12:45 - Lunch – Join us for the “I Am Patient Safety” Award Recognition
 
12:45 – 2:15 - Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 4 dynamic sessions):

 

  • Responding to Error: Mark Atlee will lead a panel discussion about disclosure, including misconceptions and strategies to improve how facilities address this difficult topic.

 

  • Medication Safety: Kathryn Shradley and Joy Trout discuss the impact health literacy has on medication management and patient outcomes along with evidence based organizational strategies to improve medication safety.

 

  • Improving Diagnosis: Dr. Michael Bruno and Dr. Timothy Mosher review diagnostic error and discuss radiology related events and strategies.

 

  • Infection Prevention: Emily Shears will discuss strategies for engaging leadership and how to create strategic goals for your infection prevention program.
 
2:15 – 2:30 - Break
 
2:30 – 4:00 - “Staying on Track: Being Resilient in the Face of Disaster” Panel Discussion
 
The panel will review the events of the 2015 Amtrak derailment and share lessons learned from those who were involved in this tragedy.
 
4:00 – 4:30 - Closing Remarks - Dr. Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, Medical Director, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
 
Registration Fees:
 
Registration fees are per person. Fees are inclusive of conference attendance, materials, food and beverage (breakfast, lunch and breaks).
 
Pennsylvania Resident and Pennsylvania Healthcare Workers: $50.00
 
Out of State Residents and Healthcare Workers: $300.00
 
Certificate of Continuing Education:
 
This educational offering will provide a certificate of continuing education for 6.0 hour(s). Continuing education credits apply to Pennsylvania registered nurses only.
 
The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Hotel Accommodations:
 
Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel at 1-800-233-7505. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

29
Mar
2018
Webinar
Statewide: The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System: Understanding and Applying Criteria in Long-Term Care
Date/Time:
March 29, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Sharon M. Bradley, RN, CIC, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention and Control Act of 2007, Act 52, requires Long-Term Care facilities to report specific healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to the Authority and the Department of Health via the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) using nationally recognized guidelines and definitions. Surveillance for and identification of infections by the application of criteria is a needed skill for the Infection Prevention Designee.

27
Mar
2018
Webinar
Statewide: Overcoming Challenges in Pressure Injury Reporting: Two Facility Perspectives
Date/Time:
March 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Melanie A. Motts, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Final Guidance for Acute Health Care Facility Determinations of Reporting Requirements for Pressure Injuries under the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2018. This webinar will highlight two Pennsylvania facility perspectives and the processes they are using to identify, treat, monitor, and report pressure injuries in their facilities. This webinar will also provide a review of baseline Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) pressure injury reporting data collected since the reporting criteria has changed, an overview of the reporting principles, decision tree tool and online education available.

22
Mar
2018
Conference
Long-Term Care Infection Prevention Symposia
Date/Time:
March 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
6.50 hours
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Terri Lee Roberts BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

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

16
Mar
2018
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Hospitals in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Infection Prevention Basics: Perioperative Practice
Date/Time:
March 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison and Terri Lee Roberts , BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

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 Infection Prevention Basics: Perioperative Practice presented by Terri Lee Roberts , BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

16
Mar
2018
Education
NW/SW - PSO Networking Session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest/Southwest Regions of PA - Infection Prevention Basics: Perioperative Practice
Date/Time:
March 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison and Terri Lee Roberts , BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Patient Safety Authority is offering Patient Safety Officers a networking session for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. The education program topic will focus on Infection Prevention Basics: Perioperative Practice presented by Terri Lee Roberts , BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

16
Feb
2018
Webinar
Statewide: Retained Bioburden on Surgical Instruments After Reprocessing: Are We Just Scraping the Surface? Webinar
Date/Time:
February 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
James Davis, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The design of medical devices, equipment, and instruments can provide ideal spaces for bioburden accumulation and subsequent development of surface biofilms, especially if compound hinges, gaps, channels, or lumens are present. Many outcomes related to the use of poor-quality instruments are likely to go unrecognized, especially if the result of an event is latent in a patient's course.

02
Feb
2018
Education
NE/SC - Patient Safety Officer Basics Course - Patient Safety in Pennsylvania: 10 Things Every Patient Safety Officer Needs to Know
Date/Time:
February 2, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
All Day
Location:
Evangelical Community Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Speakers:
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison; Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison; Susan Wallace, MPH, CPHRM, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is offering a Patient Safety Officer Basics course in the Northeast and South Central regions of Pennsylvania on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

18
Jan
2018
Webinar
Statewide: Bullying in Healthcare: A Disruptive Force Linked to Compromised Patient Safety Webinar
Date/Time:
January 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CEO, RTConnections; Kelly Gipson, BSN, RN, CPPS, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; Susan Wallace, MPH, CPHRM, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Whether you have been the subject of bullying during your healthcare career, witnessed a colleague being bullied, thought it didn’t happen, or didn’t recognize the impact to patient care, join us for a one hour webinar to learn about bullying in the healthcare setting and how it impacts patient safety. The Patient Safety Authority will be joined by bullying expert, Dr. Renee Thompson, who will describe what she hears and sees as she works with local and international healthcare facilities.

11
Jan
2018
Education
NE/SC - Patient Safety Officer Basics Course - Patient Safety in Pennsylvania: 10 Things Every Patient Safety Officer Needs to Know - Registration is CLOSED due to Reaching Peak Registration Capacity
Date/Time:
January 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Duration:
All Day
Location:
Reading Hospital, 420 S. Fifth Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
Speakers:
; Susan Wallace, MPH, CPHRM, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison; Christopher Mamrol, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is offering a Patient Safety Officer Basics course in the Northeast and South Central regions of Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
We have been overwhelmed with interest in the January 11, 2018 Patient Safety Officers Basics Course, and thus have reached peak registration capacity for this location.
 
We would like to ask those who are registered and WILL NOT be able to attend to cancel your registration by emailing Shelly Mixell at shmixell@pa.gov and insert "Cancel 1/11 PSO Basics Registration" in the subject heading as this will open up registration for those on the waiting list.
 
If you have not yet registered but would like to submit your name to be included on the waiting list, please contact Shelly Mixell at shmixell@pa.gov and insert "Waiting List for 1/11 PSO Basics Course" in the subject heading.

2017
18
Dec
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Surgical Fire Prevention Webinar
Date/Time:
December 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Mark E. Bruley, CCE, EIT, Vice President, Accident and Forensic Investigation, ECRI Institution, Editorial Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory

Description:
This webinar will review the trends in surgical fires and provide the current recommendations and guidance for their prevention.

07
Dec
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Raising the Bar for Optimal Use of Antibiotics for UTI in Long-Term Care Facilities: Smart Strategies Prevent Resident Harm
Date/Time:
December 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Sharon M. Bradley R.N., C.I.C., Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority


17
Nov
2017
Conference
Southeastern Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium
Date/Time:
November 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Staff

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend our third annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium. This exciting session will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts in the topic.

14
Nov
2017
Conference
South Central Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium
Date/Time:
November 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Staff

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend our third annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium. This exciting session will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts in the topic.

14
Nov
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Treating Hyperkalemia: Avoid Additional Harm When Using Insulin and Dextrose
Date/Time:
November 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 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:
During this webinar, attendees will learn about hyperkalemia while identifying the types of events, both harmful and harmless, that occur when insulin is ordered to treat hyperkalemia, to prevent harm by encouraging the use of best practices when using insulin to treat hyperkalemia, and to propose possible risk reduction strategies.

09
Nov
2017
Conference
Northeastern Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium
Date/Time:
November 9, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Staff

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend our third annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium. This exciting session will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts in the topic.

07
Nov
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Hepatitis: Do You Know Your ABCs?
Date/Time:
November 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
This webinar will discuss the various types of viral hepatitis, available treatment and preventative measures, and the use of Standard Precautions to minimize the risk of exposure.

03
Nov
2017
Conference
Northwestern/Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium
Date/Time:
November 3, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Staff

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority would like to invite you to attend our third annual Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Symposium. This exciting session will include four topics specifically focused for ambulatory settings and presented by experts in the topic.

19
Oct
2017
Conference
Health Literacy for Nurse Leaders - 2017 Annual PONL Nursing Leadership Conference
Date/Time:
October 19-20, 2017
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority will be present at the 2017 Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL) Nursing Leadership Conference. The Conference will be held Oct.19–20, 2017, at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, PA.

18
Oct
2017
Webinar
Behavioral Health Falls Prevention Workgroup Conference Call
Date/Time:
October 18, 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


13
Oct
2017
Education
NW/SW - Patient Safety Officer Basics Course - Patient Safety in Pennsylvania: 10 Things Every Patient Safety Officer Needs to Know
Date/Time:
October 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Duration:
All Day
Speakers:
Rick Kundravi, BS, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is offering a Patient Safety Officer Basics course in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Pennsylvania on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

28
Sep
2017
Webinar
Statewide: Health Literacy Webinar Series - Webinar #4: Health Literacy and the Building Blocks of Web Design
Date/Time:
September 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hour
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Megan Shetterly, MS, RN, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and Shawn Kincaid, BA, BS, EIT, Service Information Developer III, DXC Technology/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 their patients with understanding their health care needs.

22
Sep
2017
Education
SE - Patient Safety Officer Basics Course - Patient Safety in Pennsylvania: 10 Things Every Patient Safety Officer Needs to Know
Date/Time:
September 22, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Duration:
4 hours
Speakers:
Christopher Mamrol, BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Melanie A. Motts, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Catherine Reynolds, RN, BSN, MJ, DL, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is offering a Patient Safety Officer Basics course in the Southeast region of Pennsylvania on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

29
Aug
2017
Webinar
Statewide: The Value of Improving Patient Safety
Date/Time:
August 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Duration:
.50 hours
Location:
Webinar
Speakers:
Mary C. Magee, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety/Quality Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Description:
During this presentation, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority will demonstrate a standardized cost and mortality estimation methodology they used to appraise the value of data aggregation, analysis, dissemination, and statewide collaborative learning to reduce healthcare-associated patient harm in the state.

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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