Evolving Practices in Patient Health & Safety

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Overview / Abstract:

Learn about two initiatives that seek to improve patient health and safety by targeting practitioners. Huddle for Care is an online environment that brings health care professionals together to collaborate on transitional care. Psychological assessment is then discussed as it pertains to predicting outcomes and how this can contribute to safety for both the practitioners and the patients.

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At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
-Describe the origin and evolution of Huddle for Care
-Explore the vision, mission, and goals of Huddle for Care
-Demonstrate how to use the Huddle for Care website
-Explore a story on Huddle for Care and the steps to follow to contribute your own story
-Discuss the role and use of neuropsychology in the areas of patient safety and medically-related public policy for travelers in the air, on land, and at sea
-Determine whose role it is to project that safety for the traveler, employee, and the environment


Mar 15, 2019


Office Management , Clinical Laboratory CE, EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Informatics / Coding / Billing CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE





Credits / Hours



ACCME, AOA, Florida Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CHCQM - Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
Marie Cleary-Fishman has been with HRET since March of 2014 and previously spent four years at the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) as Vice President of Performance Improvement. In her position at IHA, she led the state/national collaborative focused on decreasing central line-associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Marie also oversaw IHA’s participation in the initial AHA/HRET HEN and jointly led the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety, a joint venture patient safety organization. Mrs. Cleary-Fishman also served as the Senior Vice President for Performance Distinction at Resurrection Health Care, a responsibility that included system wide performance improvement, patient safety and case management activities for five acute care facilities, a long-term acute care facility, a variety of nursing homes, retirement centers, ambulatory and home care services.

Shereen Shojaat, MS - Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
Shereen Shojaat currently holds the position of program specialist for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). She has been with HRET since March of 2015 and was previously with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as a Youth Development Professional as well as working in the Global Education Programs at the World Food Prize Foundation. Shereen received her BS in Kinesiology and Health Pre-Medical Studies with a minor in Health Promotion from Iowa State University in 2013 and an MS in Global Health from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. Her master’s thesis project was conducted in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and facilitated increasing healthcare access to school children through a comprehensive health needs assessment.

Gary Kay, PhD - Georgetown University / Cognitive Research Corporation
Dr. Gary Kay is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the President of the Cognitive Research Corporation. He is the author and publisher of the CogScreen-Aeromedical test battery. Dr. Kay has a clinical practice focusing on aviation neuropsychology. He teaches and conducts research on the effects of medications on brain functioning. He is a senior neuropsychology consultant to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and also serves as a consultant to airline medical departments, military medical organizations, other governmental agencies and to the pharmaceutical industry. He is the co-editor of the recently published book, Aeromedical Psychology. Widely published, he has been an invited speaker at professional meetings across the globe.

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