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Tackling the Issue of Workplace Violence

Getting physically and verbally abused has become far too commonplace for health care workers. And while these circumstances against health care workers are nothing new, they have steadily increased over the past decade and were further exacerbated by the pandemic. 

The Challenge of Sepsis: Avoiding Overthinking the Signs, Symptoms and Delaying Identification – CHPSO Safe Table Forum

In this enlightening session, speaker will delve into the complexities surrounding the timely detection of sepsis, emphasizing the importance of not overanalyzing its signs and symptoms. Sepsis, a global issue, often presents itself in a way that mimics other causes, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed intervention. By addressing this challenge head-on, we aim to equip […]

The Healthcare Cyber Threat Landscape: From Digital Risk to Clinical Risk

Cyber-attacks against hospitals and health systems have increased dramatically with the onset of the pandemic as nation state and criminal cyber adversaries have targeted healthcare organizations with a record number of hacks. These attacks involve the theft of massive amounts of patient data and medical research. Most concerning, high impact ransomware attacks have struck hospitals and health systems at an alarming rate, causing significant disruption and delay of healthcare delivery, and risking patient safety. 

Join John Riggi, National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk for the American Hospital Association and former FBI Cyber senior executive, as he provides his unique national and international perspective on the latest cyber threats, including those arising from geopolitical tensions and how best to best prepare for, respond to and recover from them. He will also discuss the latest cyber legislative and policy developments. As John always says, “This presentation is designed not to scare, but make aware, so we can prepare.”

2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference

Join this statewide gathering of patient safety professionals and enjoy a pre-conference Leadership Summit hosted by Hospital Council Northern & Central California. The 2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference will offer three keynote addresses, four tracks of breakout sessions, and one can’t-miss opportunity to advance patient safety.

Optimizing Medication Reconciliation and Transitions of Care: Insights from a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacists work closely with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers to optimize medication use and ensure medications are affordable for patients at discharge, facilitating seamless patient transitions between healthcare settings.

An important part of this process includes medication reconciliation, both at admission and at discharge. A complete and accurate medication reconciliation not only provides patients with the appropriate medications during admission but also expediates appropriate medications at discharge.

Understanding and implementing the key elements to complete successful medication reconciliation and other transitions of care processes will help reduce hospital length of stay, readmissions, mediation errors, and healthcare costs.