Patient Education for Patient Safety

September 14, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

September 17 is World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day and this year’s theme is “Engaging patients for patient safety.”

Recognizing the importance of patients and families in achieving patient safety, HQI is offering a webinar on the “nuts and bolts” of preparing and empowering them for this vital role.

Presenter Karen Curtiss, a marketing communication consultant, pivoted from working with Fortune 500 companies to forming The Care Partner Project, a non-profit focused on patient safety education and engagement. She will share “secrets of the trade” – dozens of practical tips and insights you can use to craft your own education materials that will resonate with patients and demonstrate your commitment to safe care.

Be prepared to take lots of notes… no fluff, all substance!

Presentation topics include:

  • Provide an overview of current approaches to patient engagement, and specifically, the components that support patient safety.
  • Introduce a “radical” alternative to current approaches, one rooted in patient education as a prerequisite to all others.
  • Share specific “how-to’s” for crafting patient education for patient safety that:
    • Inspires, not scares
    • Promotes pro-active partnerships with providers
    • Offers realistic potential to expand your safety net of care to “prevent the preventable.”

Thursday, September 14, 2023: 11:00 a.m.- noon (PT)

Karen Curtiss, BCPA
Marketing Communication Consultant and Founder
The Care Partner Project

Karen Curtiss is a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and the founder of The Care Partner Project (www.TheCarePartnerProject.org). She is an accomplished author, speaker, and advocate in the field of patient-centered care. With a mission to address the gaps in healthcare support, Karen developed The Care Partner Project to provide families with practical checklists and tools to enhance their loved ones’ medical care.

As an influential figure, Karen has served as a Co-Chair of the Falls Prevention Work Group at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and has contributed to various healthcare initiatives. She is a member of the CHRONICLE Study Data Safety Monitoring Board and has affiliations with institutions like Dartmouth College and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Having experienced firsthand the challenges within the healthcare system, Karen’s work is driven by a personal commitment to improving patient outcomes. Through her efforts, The Care Partner Project has empowered families nationwide to navigate healthcare with confidence, ensuring better care for their loved ones.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.