Evolving Practices in Patient Health & Safety

1.5 CME Credits

1.5 CE Credits

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 1.5, Physician Advisor 1.5, Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Case Management 1.5, Transitions of Care 1.5

Learn about two initiatives that seek to improve patient health and safety by targeting practitioners. Huddle for Care is an online environment that brings health care professionals together to collaborate on transitional care. Psychological assessment is then discussed as it pertains to predicting outcomes and how this can contribute to safety for both the practitioners and the patients.

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At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the origin and evolution of Huddle for Care
  • Explore the vision, mission, and goals of Huddle for Care
  • Demonstrate how to use the Huddle for Care website
  • Explore a story on Huddle for Care and the steps to follow to contribute your own story
  • Discuss the role and use of neuropsychology in the areas of patient safety and medically-related public policy for travelers in the air, on land, and at sea
  • Determine whose role it is to project that safety for the traveler, employee, and the environment
This session was recorded live at our 2016 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: Quality Under the Affordable Care Act: Keys to Success.

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.5 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed. This activity is valid from July 25, 2016 through March 15, 2019.


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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this activity.

Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CHCQM - Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

Marie Cleary-Fishman has been with HRET since March of 2014 and previously spent four years at the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) as Vice President of Performance Improvement. In her position at IHA, she led the state/national collaborative focused on decreasing central line-associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Marie also oversaw IHA’s participation in the initial AHA/HRET HEN and jointly led the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety, a joint venture patient safety organization. Mrs. Cleary-Fishman also served as the Senior Vice President for Performance Distinction at Resurrection Health Care, a responsibility that included system wide performance improvement, patient safety and case management activities for five acute care facilities, a long-term acute care facility, a variety of nursing homes, retirement centers, ambulatory and home care services.

Shereen Shojaat, MS - Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
Shereen Shojaat currently holds the position of program specialist for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). She has been with HRET since March of 2015 and was previously with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as a Youth Development Professional as well as working in the Global Education Programs at the World Food Prize Foundation. Shereen received her BS in Kinesiology and Health Pre-Medical Studies with a minor in Health Promotion from Iowa State University in 2013 and an MS in Global Health from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. Her master’s thesis project was conducted in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and facilitated increasing healthcare access to school children through a comprehensive health needs assessment.

Gary Kay, PhD - Georgetown University / Cognitive Research Corporation
Dr. Gary Kay is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the President of the Cognitive Research Corporation. He is the author and publisher of the CogScreen-Aeromedical test battery. Dr. Kay has a clinical practice focusing on aviation neuropsychology. He teaches and conducts research on the effects of medications on brain functioning. He is a senior neuropsychology consultant to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and also serves as a consultant to airline medical departments, military medical organizations, other governmental agencies and to the pharmaceutical industry. He is the co-editor of the recently published book, Aeromedical Psychology. Widely published, he has been an invited speaker at professional meetings across the globe.

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