Prevention of Adverse Drug Events to be Highlighted in Patient Safety Webinar

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Adverse drug events and their effect on healthcare quality and patient safety will be discussed in the next webinar in the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series.

Adverse drug events and their effect on healthcare quality and patient safety will be discussed in the next webinar in the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series. As part of an ongoing series hosted by the NPP, which is convened by the National Quality Forum, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the free webinar is available to all stakeholders who want to make strides in improving patient safety.

What:     Registration is now available for the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series’ third interactive webinar. “Preventing Adverse Drug Events,” (http://www.qualityforum.org/Events/Webinars/Patient_Safety_Webinars/Webinar_3/Webinar_3__Preventing_Adverse_Drug_Events_in_Your_Organization.aspx) will bring together key thought leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss the role of adverse drug events in patient safety and highlight best practices and success stories of adverse event reduction. To register: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.

When:         July 19, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET, via interactive webinar

Who:         Speaker:

  •     Michael Cohen, MS, ScD, RPh, president, Institute for Safe Medication Practices

        Panelists include:

  •     Steven Meisel, PharmD, director of patient safety, Fairview Health Services
  •     David Bates, MD, MSc, chief quality officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  •     Robert Galvin, MD, MBA, chief executive officer, Equity Healthcare, The Blackstone

        Group
Moderated by:

  •     Bernie Rosof, MD, chair, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement , National

        Priorities Partnership (NPP) co-chair, will provide examples of successes in local
        communities around the country

Hosted by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a multi-stakeholder group convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the interactive session will be audio-streamed, free of charge. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event. To register for the event, please visit http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.

Additional upcoming webinar topics will include:

  •     Infections in the Intensive Care Units —August 3 at 2 pm ET

o    Speaker: Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University School
        of Medicine

  •     Surgical Site Infections—August 16 at 1 pm ET

o    Speaker: Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Chair of Surgical Quality Alliance, Louisiana State
        University, NPP Partner

  •     Pressure Ulcers and Injuries from Falls - September 9 at 1 pm ET

o    Speaker: Mary Tinetti, MD, Director, Program on Aging, Yale University School of
        Medicine

  •     Obstetrical Adverse Events—September 28 at 1 pm ET

o    Speaker: Maureen Corry, MPH, Executive Director, Childbirth Connections
o    Speaker: Kathleen Simpson, PhD, FAAN, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. John’s
        Mercy Medical Center

  •     Venous Thromboembolism—October 5 at 1 pm ET

o    Speaker: Bill Geerts, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Chair, American College of Chest Physicians
        Guidelines on Prevention of VTE

Archived webinars include:

  •     “An Overview of the Partnership for Patients and Getting Started in Your Organization”
  •     “Reducing Admissions Through Care Transitions”

The National Priorities Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum, is a multi-stakeholder group including organizations representing the interests of consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and professionals, state-based associations, community collaborative and regional alliances, government agencies, health plans, accreditation and certification bodies, and supplier and industry groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/NPP/National_Priorities_Partnership.aspx

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