The Oregon Patient Safety Commission will present a one-day workshop August 19, 2016 in Portland OR on Speak Up for Patient Safety: Communicating Before, During and After an Adverse Event. The OPSC Reporting Program shows that over half of adverse events have communication breakdown as a root cause.
Before an adverse event occurs, healthcare providers that maintain a culture of safety identify patient safety risks and are prepared to respond when things don’t go as planned. During adverse events providers need concrete strategies to ensure strong communication. After an adverse event providers need communication skills to make clear, lasting improvements in patient safety.
Continuing Education credits will be available for nurses, nursing facility administrators, and pharmacists. For full details and registration, see http://oregonpatientsafety.org/news-events/events/speak-up-for-patient-safety-communicating-before-during-and-after-an-advers/1911/ .