PSO Annual Meeting to Focus on Well-being and Workplace Violence

PSO

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting brings together national safety and clinical experts each year to discuss hot topics in healthcare. It will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. March 9.

During the past several years, there has been an increasing prevalence of workplace violence in healthcare, and COVID-19 has contributed to violent behavior. That is why a key focus for the 2022 meeting is workplace violence and well-being.

Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM, vice president at Healthcare Safety Services, will assist hospitals and health systems in complying with The Joint Commission’s new standards on workplace violence that took effect in January. Additionally, he will identify prevention strategies and action plans to assist health systems and hospitals with increasing workplace violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bryan Sexton, PhD, director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, will outline the WELL-B webinar series that will begin March 29, demonstrating the efficacy of bite-sized interventions to sustain improvements in healthcare worker well-being.

Additional presentations will focus on anticoagulation-related adverse medication events and the intersection of health equity and safety.

Registration is free and available to MHA Keystone Center PSO members. Continuing education opportunities will be offered. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting Will be Held March 9

PSO

The 2022 MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. March 9.  Participants will hear about topics related to the intersection of health equity and safety, anticoagulation-related medication events, addressing violence in healthcare and improving resiliency and well-being across the healthcare workforce.

Featured speakers include Bryan Sexton, PhD, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality; Darren Triller, PharmD, Anticoagulation Forum; and Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM, Healthcare Safety Services.

Physicians, safety and quality improvement staff, nurses, pharmacists and risk managers will especially benefit from participating in the meeting. PSO members may register for this free event online.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

WELL-B Program Starting March 1

Well-being Essentials for Learning Life-Balance (WELL-B) is a behavioral health training program for the healthcare workforce that delivers weekly webinars on evidence-based well-being topics, including prevalence and severity of burnout, relationship resilience and being present. Compared to anxiety and depression, burnout is relatively easier to treat and prevent.

This free webinar series is a collaboration between the MHA Keystone Center and the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, led by Bryan Sexton, PhD. WELL-B delivers “bite-sized” virtual learnings to train clinical and nonclinical staff on how they can support their colleagues. The WELL-B webinar series has a planned start date of March 1 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks at noon EST. Attendees may receive up to 11 hours of continuing medical education credit or American Nurse Credential Center credit. Recordings will be available to view and share after each live session.

Additional information and enrollment are available online. Those who would like assistance enrolling or have questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center.