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Coffee & Connect – Patient Safety Events: Occurrence, Reduction, and Management

July 27, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This Coffee and Connect, presented by Michelle Bell, RN, BSN, FISMP, CPPS of the Patient Safety Authority (PSA), will focus on how patient safety events occur and what nurses can do to reduce the occurrence and/or severity of those events. Important takeaways will include how system design can reduce events, proper reporting, PSA’s involvement, and what can be learned from events. Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours for attending this event.*

About the presenter: Michelle Bell is the Director of Outreach and Education with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Michelle began working with the Authority in 2010 as a Patient Safety Liaison for the southeast region. She joined the patient Safety Authority after completing a yearlong fellowship with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a world-renowned expert organization on medication safety. She has presented and developed education on several patient safety topics and was instrumental in the development and publication of the “Drug Shortage Toolkit” available on the Authority’s website.

Prior to her role with the Authority, Ms. Bell practiced as an emergency department nurse and has since filled a variety of roles in shared governance, compliance, patient safety, and quality management. She was a recipient of the Alegent Health Excellence Award in 2005.

Click here to sign up.

Zoom information will be emailed before the session.

This event is free for PSNA members and non-members.

*To obtain contact hours for this event, 100% of the activity must be attended and you must submit an evaluation form (link to the survey will be provided at the end of the course).

No conflict of interest exists for anyone involved in the planning and implementation of this educational activity.

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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