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Healthcare Transparency & Patient Safety

Oct. 4, 2018 Eastside Branch Library, Lexington, KY
Eastside Branch Library - Lexington, Ky



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Kentucky 42nd in the
Nation for Healthcare

Source The Commonwealth Fund

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 Patient Advocacy and Healthcare Worker Safety

Health Watch USA LogoA designated "Community Leader" for Value-Driven Healthcare by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

2018 USA Today: Doctors, hospitals sue patients who post negative comments, reviews on social media  
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Antibiotic Resistance & Infection Control:
  The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States. Is a more comprehensive tracking system needed?  
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OpEd BioMed Central Blog Network on the Need for a More Comprehensive Tracking System
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Researh Integrity In Infectious Disease: The medical literature is prone to overstating results, a condition not thoroughly recognized among policymakers.
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Chris􀆟ne Pontus, MS, RN, COHN‐S/CCMChristine Pontus, MS, RN, COHN-S/CCM.  Associate Director Health & Safety, Massachusetts Nurse Association & jonathan RosenJonathan Rosen, MS, CIH, FAIHA  Safety & Health Consultant for AJ Rosen & Associates LLC.  

Presents on:  The intersection of Occupational Hazards for Nurses, Safe Staffing and Infection Control.  View Abstract

Jayne O'DonnellJayne O'Donnell - What I’ve Learned Covering Patient Safety (and the Lessons It Holds for Safety Advocates)

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Lisa DanielpourLisa Danielpour
.  How OpenNotes and the Patient Portal Improve Safety and Outcomes.  View Abstract


Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MDJoycelyn Elders, MD
Former US Surgeon General.
 Presentation on The Importance of Patient Advocacy.


Patient Advocate Presentations

1.  Rebecca Krall - The importance of patient - physcian effective communication.
2.  Jonathan Furman - The need for better testing and safer drugs.
3.  Melissa Clarkson - Stop secrecy and start conversations.
4.  Lee Tilson - The need to better use available data to prevent adverse events.
5.  Sherry Culp - Nursing home advocacy and current needs.
6.  Catherine Duff - Delayed adoption of effective treatments.


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Continuing Education

Social Workers:  CE hours: total hours will be 6.26:  Approval with:Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education Lexington, KY. SP # KBSW2017071

Occupational Therapists: 5.25.Hours of Continuting Education ha been approved. 

Nursing:  Approved for 5.74 Hours through the Kentucky Nurses Association.  KBN # 1-0001-12-19-07    KBN Contact Hours: 5.74