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Professional Development Courses
 Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several hospital sustainability success stories. Identify resources that are available to start or advance a hospital…
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Leadership Success Using a 16th Century Samurai Code

Leadership Success Using a 16th Century Samurai Code

Speaker: Brian Dawson   Learning Objectives:  Identify the 7 Samurai leadership principles and application techniques. Describe the techniques to reach the…
  • 60 mins
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Sustainability in Hospitals

Sustainability in Hospitals

Speaker:  Ann Meitz   Learning Objectives:    Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several  hospital sustainability…
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Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Description: Professional “actualization” can be built as clinical groups work and collaborate on health care quality initiatives that provide cost-effective options to health care…
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Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Description: This presentation provides insight on developing a culture of shared responsibility-not only within the members of the health care team and their patients but also in a global…
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Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Description: Power and hierarchy are inherent in any culture. However, appreciating how power can organize a group of professionals into a structure that supports better care, better health and…
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Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Description: Research can provide the clinician the opportunity to extract meaningful and descriptive outcomes. This presentation explores Comparative Effectiveness Research, a method that…
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Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Description: Research is one of the proven methods to promote change in health care. “Evidence-based practice” provides a platform where results provide meaning-whether it is accepted…
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Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Description: All healthcare systems strive to provide safe and good quality healthcare, improve effectiveness, update practices in light of evidence from research and enhance the patient…
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From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

Description: Turena Reeves discusses building a case for substantial change in the vascular access insertion and management process at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. She presents how…
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Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

Description: A front-line nurse-driven initiative was formed to reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) by 25% within six months. The unit champion’s role was designed…
  • 45 mins
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Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

Description: This presentation will review the fundamentals for building and implementing a clinical vascular access program. Key concepts include identification of program services, building a…
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Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Description: Consumers of health care have become acutely aware of their decision-making role in their vascular access care. This presentation will discuss how the traditional methods of IV Team…
  • 45 mins
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Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Description: Since ancient times, self-knowledge has been regarded as the key to effective leadership. Knowing oneself is often easier said than done, because self-scrutiny can be painful and…
  • 60 mins
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Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Description: Making the case with leadership to get what you need to do your job well is an art and a skill that we all need in order to achieve success. This session will describe the art of…
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Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Description: Anyone managing a program of patient care or protection is an organizational leader and change agent regardless of what their official title may be. This session is designed to share…
  • 75 mins
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The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP):  An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP): An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

Description: Dr. Bradford Winters explores the CUSP program and how it can assist in identifying, investigating, and working toward eliminating system defects.  He reviews some teamwork tools…
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