Scroll down to read these articles in this Issue:
- Speak Up! Award December Nominations
- Blog Series to Showcase CDC Partners’ Work to Improve Patient Safety
- WA State Pharm Association's 2022 Annual Meeting
Conference was a Huge Success! Read what's Next
We want to thank everyone who attended the conference. It was a huge success with over 400 registered! Read on to learn to about C.E.'s and recordings.
Post-conference Information Available for the 19th Annual NW Patient Safety Conference
If you attended the conference, please look for the email sent to you on October 25 “SURVEY/C.E. APPLICATION: 2022 NW Patient Safety Conference”. It includes instructions on how to view the presentations, apply for CEs and a short survey to give is feedback. Your feedback helps us host conferences tailored to you.
If you missed registration or want to watch the sessions you missed we have great news for you.
The conference presentations will be posted on the conference event portal on November 7. If you registered, view the recorded presentations by logging into the event portal HERE. Enter your attendee confirmation code (you can find your attendee confirmation code at the very bottom of your registration confirmation email, if you can’t obtain it, please contact Amelina Kassa at email@example.com.) Once you are logged into the portal, click on the “General Info” tab at the top of the page. The presentations, slides, and supporting materials will all be posted here sorted by presentation date and time.
If you didn’t register, you can through November 30th and you will have access to the presentations until the next conference. To register please contact Amelina Kassa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CE CREDITS FOR THE LIVE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
If you attended the live conference, click the link at the bottom of this email. For CE credits go directly to question 12. However, we encourage you to complete the entire survey and provide us with feedback! Upon receipt of your survey/CE application, we will either send you a certificate(s) or for CNEs we will send you a required questionnaire about each presentation.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CE CREDITS IF YOU VIEW THE RECORDED PRESENTATIONS:
In the event portal, toward the top of the “General Info” page is a section called “How to get educational credits.” In this section is a link to a CE application form used for the recordings. Use this for all recorded presentations. Upon receipt of your CE application, we will send you the certificate(s).
We want to thank our sponsors who demonstrated their commitment to patient safety & quality through their financial support of the conference.
Speak Up! Award December Nominations
The second round for the WPSC Speak-Up! Award is taking nominations for the Fall award. The nomination deadline is August 12th.
It is a statewide recognition program that celebrates the efforts of individuals and teams at Washington healthcare organizations who demonstrate a commitment to keeping patients and staff safe by speaking up and voicing their concerns to promote health care safety. This is a great way to recognize staff and Washington healthcare organizations for the fantastic work they are doing. It is open to clinical and non-clinical employees/team members from all Washington healthcare organizations, such as hospitals, pharmacies, long term care (e.g., skilled nursing facilities & assisted living facilities), clinics and physician offices to name some examples.
For more information go to the Speak-Up! Award website or contact Steve Levy, Executive Director, WPSC at email@example.com.
Blog Series to Showcase CDC Partners’ Work to Improve Patient Safety
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a Safe Healthcare blog series that focuses on patient safety. The first blog in the series, now live, introduces the series and emphasizes CDC’s commitment to working with partners to reach our shared goal of improving patient safety, including addressing health disparities and improving healthcare equity. Read CDC Launches Blog Series on Patient Safety to learn more.
Over the coming months, the blogs in this series will include stories from CDC patient and family partners that highlight the importance of patient safety and provide simple ways that people can stay informed on public safety topics like infection prevention. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with CDC to help improve patient safety, we encourage you to fill out this form and tell us a little more about yourself, or your organization, and your areas of interest.
WA State Pharm Association's 2022 Annual Meeting
The Washington State Pharmacy Association is holding their Annual Conference November 18-19, 2022, at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington. There will be more than 200 pharmacy professionals from all practice settings - hospital, clinic, community, chain, independent pharmacy owners, and long-term care. The meeting will feature a variety of continuing education, an exhibit hall and reception, and our Awards of Distinction Ceremony. To learn more about the conference click HERE.