October 03, 2022 - 10:00 AM - October 04, 2022 2:00 PM

Patient Safety and Quality Symposium Register Now

Location: Hilton Harrisburg One North 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2022

Overview

Registration is now open! HAP’s 2022 Patient Safety and Quality Symposium provides the setting for health care leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the future; network and learn from each other; and celebrate the diversity and scope of Pennsylvania hospitals’ accomplishments. This year's Symposium will be collocated with HAP's Emergency Management Conference. Hosting both of these events together will bring a diverse set of presenters centered on improving health care.

Agenda

10/3/2022

10:00 AM

Behavioral Health Preconference Workshop
 

10:00 AM

Welcome 
Jennifer Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
 

10:05 AM

A Patient’s Perspective: Providing Better Care for Patients with Behavioral Health Issues in the Emergency Department
Moderator: Jennifer Jordan, Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Lynn Cooper, Behavioral Health Policy Specialist. Pennsylvania Association of Area of Agencies on Aging, Inc

Boarding of mental health and substance abuse patients in emergency rooms is one of the most vexing challenges at hospitals across the country. With a shortage of behavioral health inpatient beds in hospitals and mental health facilities, patients can spend days boarded in an emergency rooms awaiting placement in an inpatient setting. Hear perspectives from a former patient with lived experienced and learn how to provide better care, and keep patients comfortable while they are awaiting long-term services.  
 

1:30 PM

Welcome
 

1:35 PM

Achieving a Culture of Zero Violence in Healthcare
Brian Uridge, MPA, CPP, CHPA, CTM, Deputy Director DPSS,  University of Michigan and Director of Michigan Medicine Security

The health care profession has become the most dangerous environment with regard to workplace violence, with 75 percent of all workplace violence occurring in the health care setting. Community-based security—focused on reducing both risk and anxiety through building trust, scenario-based training and technology—creates an environment where our health care community focuses on prevention, intervention, and response to workplace violence. Hear from workplace safety expert, Brian Uridge, who will teach you how to implement community policing-based security models focused on trust, transparency and training, security strategies such as firearms, laser and K-9 programs. During this hands-on session he will create law enforcement-based training scenarios designed for the healthcare and clinical environment to ensure patients, staff and visitors feel and are kept safe.
 

2:20 PM

Practical Ways to Improve Workforce Safety: Achieving a Culture of Zero Harm Reactor Panel
Moderator: Brian Uridge, MPA, CPP, CHPA, CTM, Deputy Director DPSS, University of Michigan and Director of Michigan Medicine
Panelists:
Mike Huss, Vice President of Security, Allegheny Health Network
Wesley Light, Regional Director, Security and Emergency Management, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
Alan Lynch, CHPA-L, CHSP, CHEP, HEM, Network Director, Safety & Security, St. Luke’s University Health Network

Pennsylvania hospitals have unfortunately experienced the severe consequences of workplace violence, whether it be in working in dangerous environments, physical and psychological injury, or traumatization—making it make it more difficult for nurses, doctors and other clinical staff to provide quality patient care. Hear more from our expert panel of clinical leaders as they outline their workforce safety challenges and how Pennsylvania’s hospitals can best develop a workforce safety strategy to decrease violent interactions at health care facilities and the potential for adverse medical events.
 

3:05 PM

Networking Break
 

3:20 PM

How to Tackle The Crucial Task Of Training For An Active Shooter 
Paul Sarnese, CHPA, MSE, MAS, CAPM, Health Assistant Vice President of Environmental Services, Security, and Safety, Virtua

Active shooter events are on the rise, and emergency management and security officials are increasingly tasked with ways to effectively and safely train hospital workers on how to respond. Paul Sarnese will discuss new methodology of how to tackle the crucial task of training each hospital staff member and department, based on their unique functions within the hospital, as well as with their specific locations on any hospital campus.
 

3:55 PM

Crisis Standards of Care
Moderator: Chris Chamberlain, MS, RN, CHEP, Vice President, Emergency Management, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Crisis standards of care are perhaps the most difficult topic to plan for in any setting. What is a hospital supposed to do when there are not enough resources to go around in a disaster? How do you have these conversations? Who should be involved? The first answer: everyone. Consensus is key and paramount. Please join us and learn how physicians, bioethicists, communications specialists, and disaster planners to work through this incredibly arduous topic.
 

5:00 PM

Networking Reception
 


10/4/2022

7:00 AM

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits
 

8:00 AM

Lessons Learned about Human Fallibility, System Design, and Justice in the Aftermath of a Fatal Medication Error
Barbara Olson, MS, RN, CPPS, FISMP, Senior Advisor, The Just Culture Company

Are you troubled by the criminalization of a medical error that recently occurred within a present-day health care organization? The guilty verdict in the recent trial of a nurse following the death of patient after a medication error has prompted debate about the role and accountability of health systems for analyzing, responding to, and supporting patients, families, and their workforce in the aftermath of harm. How do we come to the right conclusions about accountability? Are you looking for ways to prevent similar events from occurring in your own organization? Learn from Barbara Olson, Senior Advisor at the Just Culture Company, about common, yet often unresolved system vulnerabilities, as well as key strategies and priorities needed to advance your organization's safety journey.
 

8:45 AM

Reactor Panel: Lessons Learned about Human Fallibility, System Design, and Justice in the Aftermath of a Fatal Medication Error
Moderator: Barbara Olson, MS, RN, CPPS, FISMP, Senior Advisor, The Just Culture Company
Panelists:
Kelly Romano, Director of Infection Control and Patient Safety, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Lisa M. Painter DNP, RN, Senior Director, UPMC Corporate Risk Management
Walter “Chip” Harrison, Senior Director, Quality & Safety, St. Luke’s University Health Network
 

9:30 AM

Networking Break and Move to Breakout Session #1
 

9:45 AM

Breakout Sessions 1
A. Front Door Approach to Decreasing Left Without Being Seen Rates

Faith Colen, MSN, RN, CEN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, UPMC St. Margaret

B. Novel Approach to Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Optimize Care Management
Kara Harris, Nurse Case Manager, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Annique Hogan, Medical Director of Care Management, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Noelle Stack, Nurse Manager for Care Management, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
 

10:20 AM

Move to Breakout Sessions #2
 

10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions #2
A. Readmission Huddles as an Efficient Means for Summarizing Performance and Ongoing Monitoring Target Patient Populations

Jack Faricelli, Master Improvement Advisor, Pennsylvania Hospital

B. Employee Injury and Event Review and Support Program
Camellia Herisko, Vice President of Operations and Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Western Behavioral Health
Joe Zimmerman, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Jeff Magill, Manager, Clinical Services, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Western Behavioral Health
 

11:05 AM

Move to Breakout Session #3
 

11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions #3
A. Best Practices in Crisis Staffing

B. Advancing Health Equity in Patient Safety

 

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch
 

2:00 PM

Adjourn

Who Should Attend

Anyone working in patient safety activities and health care quality within their organization; hospital executives; physician and nurse leaders and managers responsible for patient care, safety, and performance improvement; patient safety officers; quality improvement professionals; patient and family advocates; physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and other care team members; infection preventionists; risk managers; pharmacist managers; and hospital counsel.

Continuing Education

Credit Designation for Physicians
This program is pending approval AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Nursing

This program is pending approval. Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Quality Professionals

This program is pending approval by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for  continuing education credits for this event.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE):

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania is pending approval for ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting their application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement and recertification

Sponsorship Opportunities

As one of HAP's signature events, the Symposium ensures direct access to anyone working in patient safety activities and health care quality within their organization; hospital executives; physician and nurse leaders and managers responsible for patient care, safety, and performance improvement; patient safety officers; quality improvement professionals; patient and family advocates; physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other care team members; infection preventionists; risk managers; pharmacist managers; and hospital counsel. Limited space is available and it is important to act quickly to reserve your space at this important event. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find more detailed information and the registration form here.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Symposium, please contact Daneen Schroder.

Hotel Information

Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

Registration Information

Symposium Registration Fees
*Includes behavioral health preconference workshop, breaks and networking reception on Monday, October 3, and breakfast, lunch and breaks on Tuesday, October 4.

BOGO DEAL! $199 buy one registration get one free for HAP member hospitals! You must registration one individual at the member rate for $199, and email the free registration to HAP Education Services
$199 per person—HAP member hospitals and health systems
$299 per person—HAP associate member 
$399 per person—non-member rate
 

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