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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Summit (P2S2)
April 5, 2018
All Day

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.

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.

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