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Kentucky 42nd in the Nation For Healthcare

Nov. 4, 2016 Four-Points Sheraton,  Lexington,  Kentucky

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Kentucky 42nd in the Nation for Healthcare

Source The Commonwealth Fund

Full Disclosure and Healthcare Associated Infections
November 4th, 2016
Registration Open at 7:30 am
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Schedule Times May Change Depending Upon Speaker Travel Requirements

Conference Agenda:

8:30 am – 8:45 am Conference Introduction, Past U.S. Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, MD
8:45 am – 10:00 am Health Watch USA – Short Presentations (15 mins each)
Daniel Saman, DrPH - Health Care Costs
Said Abusalem, RN - Effective Culture of Safety is Associated with Reduced Risk of Falls, UTIs, and Pressure Ulcers in LTCF
Steve Kraman, MD - What’s New in disclosure? The AHRQ CANDOR Process and Toolkit.

10:00 am – 10 :30 am   Stephen Tower, MD – Encephalopathy from corrosive hip implant heavy metal poisoning
BREAK 10:30 to 10:45
10:45 am – 11:15 am Lars Aanning, MD – Video recording of surgeries
11:15 am – 12:00 Noon   Karen Posner, PhD.  The Closed Claims Project  
LUNCH 12:00 Noon – 12:45 PM
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm  Mark Davis, MD - Safer Surgical Instrumentation and Protection for Surgeons and Patients. 
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm  Jim Bailey, MD, MPH - Why Healthcare May Be Hazardous For Your Health. 

1:45 pm – 2:14 pm Deena Sowa McCollum, RN – Patient Advocacy & Need for Quality Nursing.
BREAK: 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Andrea Flinchum, RN – Kentucky Healthcare Associated Infection Reporting and Prevention
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Karen Meyers, MBA/JD, MEd, CLU, CPCU, FLMI, CSSC, MSSC – Involving Patients and Families In Quality Initiatives.
3:45  pm – 4:15 pm  
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS:  Research Integrity and Its Effect on Infectious Disease Healthcare Policy.


Course Objectives

  • To describe the impact and magnitude of the problem of adverse events.
  • To develop an appreciation of the importance of a culture of safety and the investment in patient safety in the prevention of adverse events.
  • To identify problems in research integrity and conflicts-of-interest which hampers initiatives to prevent adverse events.
  • To describe the importance of nursing in the prevention of adverse events.
  • To be able discuss medical device patient safety problems.

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