16th Annual Dr. Dennis English Virtual Patient Safety Symposium Confronting and Addressing Inequalities in Health Care: Achieving the Best Outcomes

March 2, 2021

Magee’s Quality/Patient Safety Symposium is one of the regions focused seminars for advancing patient safety.  Our speakers are recognized both regionally and nationally for driving high reliability, teamwork, and collaborative care where team members work together and include the patients and their families into the care activities. 

Target Audience

Staff, Nurses, Physicians, Administrators, Pharmacists, Ancillary Staff.

Learning Objectives

  • The  attendees will understand the basis of our patient’s fear of engaging with health care.
  • The attendees will learn optimal communication approaches with patients and support persons with limited English proficiency.
  • The attendees will learn the  Legal implications for inequalities/disabilities in providing care.
  • The attendees will understand the importance of supporting, and meeting the needs of transgender patients.
  • The attendees will learn how are we addressing inequalities at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital  and how we engage women in the community to receive care.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/26/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
03/02/2021 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
03/02/2021 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

7:00 AM        Sign-in to Teams

7:15 AM     Welcome 

Richard Beigi, MD, MSc
President, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Dept OB/GYN/RS, UPSOM

7:20 AM     Race and Culture in Prenatal Care: Anchoring Quality Through Relationships

Jeannette South-Paul, MD, DHL( Hon), FAAFP
Professor and Chair Emeritus, Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
J. South-Paul Academic Consultants, LLC

8:20 AM     Break 

8:30 AM     “The Trans Experience”

Maddox Campbell  
NICU Patient Care Technician
Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

9:15 AM     Break 
                     
9:20 AM     The Value of Effective Communication to Diverse Populations

Marie Teslovich
Manager 
UPMC  International Patient Relations
Pittsburgh, PA 

John V. Silipigni LCSW, MBA, CCM, ACM-SW
Director, Health Management
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA 

10:15 AM    Break
                 
10:20  AM   Legal Issues in the Care of Persons with Disabilities and Other Underserved Populations 

Chatón T. Turner, Esq. 
Senior Associate Counsel/Senior Director Disabilities Services
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
          
11:00   AM  Break
                                           
11:05AM     Leveraging Collaboration to Focus on Multifaceted Inside and Outside Our Walls 

LaJuana Fuller MHA, R.T. (R) (M)
Director, Womens Imaging
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA  

Jessica  Johnson,  MHA, BSN, RN
Director, Surgical Services 
Chair, Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
                           
12 Noon     Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.25 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

If you have an account with the UPMC Center for Continuing Education log into your account and you will be directed to the course for registration.  Click register and a confirmation email will follow.

If you do not have an account established, please create a new account by clicking on the link, register, and complete the fields. Be sure to validate you are not a robot and click Submit, registration complete and a confirmation email will follow.

Should you have any questions or need additional information feel free to contact me manettalt@upmc.edu or 412-641-4309.
Thank you for your support and commitment to providing safe quality care to our patients!

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing carozzal@upmc.edu.