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Patient Safety Seminar Monday

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There is still time to register for the Patient Safety Seminar on Monday, February 17.  Below is the agenda and lets you know who the speakers will be. Walk-up registration is free and you can do that beginning at 1:15 on Monday. The event will be held at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle which is off of Pickens and Blossom Streets near the University of South Carolina campus. Parking is also free.
1:30pm Introductions and Welcome – Mary Kessler, Executive Director, Lourie Center

1:40pm Patient Safety – Moderator, Doris J. Gleason, AARP Community Outreach

Dr. Rick Foster MD – VP Quality & Patient Safety, SC Hospital Association
Pat Cannon Rn – South University

2:30pm Advance Directives – Judy Blackwell, South Carolina Bar

3:00pm Patient Safety – Helen Haskell, Mothers Against Medical Error

Today’s Topics:

Before you begin
Preparing documents and choosing your advocates
Who’s who in the hospital
Decoding the hospital hierarchy
Meaningful informed consent
How to understand what you are agreeing to
The playbook of your life
Making the most of your medical record
Your hospital stay – from diagnosis to discharge
The diagnostic process
Surgery and anesthesia
Medical error reduction
Infection prevention and control
Discharge and home care
Communication in and out of the hospital
How to ask for help
How to share your concerns
What to do if harm occurs
Where to file complaints
How to get help
Recognizing the deteriorating patient
Signs of medical conditions requiring prompt attention
Your hospital diary
Keeping a patient journal

4:30pm Adjourn

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