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National Patient Safety Foundation to Host Patient Safety Awareness Week Webinar

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In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) will host a complimentary webinar – titled “Patient Safety Is a Public Health Issue.” This educational event will bring together top leaders to discuss what is being done to ensure safety of patients from a national perspective. The webcast will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

Featured speakers will include:

• Jeff Brady, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
• Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation
• Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), associate director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are honored to host such a distinguished panel to present on this important topic,” says Gandhi. “The speakers represent the most influential federal agencies involved in public health, patient safety, and healthcare quality. We are very much looking forward to their insights into how we can use the lessons and science of public health to accelerate advances in patient safety.”

The webcast is free of charge and is approved for one contact hour toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) recertification. To register, or for more information, CLICK HERE.

To learn about other Patient Safety Week activities and events, visit http://www.unitedforpatientsafety.org/.

Source: National Patient Safety Foundation

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