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September

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use (Informational Webinar)

September 4, 12 & 24, 2019

What: An informational webinar for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics who are interested in the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, a free 12-month program that seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Who: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago
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Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference 

September 8 – 10, 2019 

Where: Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA
What: Interactive sessions designed to help clinicians and health system leaders create and sustain cultures of compassion in patient care. Who: Keynote speakers include Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School; Susan B. Hassmiller, R.N., Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing; and Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Safe Patient Handling Conference

September 20, 2019

When: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:
MHA Conference Center, 500 District Avenue, Burlington, Mass. (Attendance limited.)
What:
The conference will examine the importance of engaging hospital leadership, operational best practices, the skills that practitioners/staff need to sustain a safe patient handling program, and how to evaluate lessons learned.
Who:
Guy Fragala, Ph.D., an occupational safety and health professional, and author of Ergonomics: How to Contain On-the-Job Injuries in Healthcare; Kim Hollon, president & CEO, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Signature Healthcare; Suzanne Nobrega, Outreach Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, UMass Lowell; Tim Quigley, RN, SVP, CNO, South Shore Health; and Sandra Wettergreen, Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, VA Boston Healthcare System.
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TeamSTEPPS Master Training Class

September 24 – 25, 2019

When: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where:
MHA Conference Center, 500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA
What:
TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals course on communication and teamwork; provides resources for training others. Sponsored by Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.
Who:
Karyn Baum, M.D., MS.Ed., MHA, Professor of Medicine & Interim Chief Medical Officer, University of Minnesota Medical Center; Master TeamSTEPPS Trainer
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October

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use (Informational Webinar)

October 3, 15 & 30, 2019

What: An informational webinar for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics who are interested in the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, a free 12-month program that seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Who: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago
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OpenNotes Grand Rounds – Writing Better Notes (Webinar)

October 8, 2019

When: 1:00 p.m.
What: Clinicians share what they’ve learned about writing better notes from their research in primary care, oncology, and mental health contexts.
Who: Jared Klein, MD, MPH at UW Medicine; Leonor Fernandez, MD at Beth Israel Medical Center; Jeremy Warner, MD, MS at Vanderbilt University; and Steve Dobscha, MD at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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November

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use (Informational Webinar)

November 5 & 14, 2019

What: An informational webinar for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics who are interested in the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, a free 12-month program that seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Who:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago
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6th Annual Healthcare Quality and Safety Conference

November 6 – 7, 2019 

Where: Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA
What: Keynote and breakout sessions offer practical, evidence-based strategies for improving quality and safety.
Who: Hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the conference is designed for health care professionals who plan, manage or support quality and safety initiatives.
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Recorded programs

What You Need to Know About Water Treatment in Dialysis (Webinar)

What: Presented by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, this educational webinar is intended for dialysis nurses, technicians, nurse managers, and hospital infection preventionists.
Who: David E. Henner, D.O., Division Chief of Nephrology and Medical Director of Dialysis at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
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