MEDIA RELEASE: Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Course on Long Island August 20-21, 2019
Pulse Center for Patient Safety, Education & Advocacy once again offers community-based education to help us all keep safe during medical care. Register early to save!
By: Pulse CPSEA
What is a patient advocate, why do we need them, and who can be one?
Everyone who is ill or injured and receiving medical care needs someone to provide support and to protect the patient's interests while navigating the health care system. The role of a patient advocate — who can be a professional, or simply a well-trained member of the patient's circle — is to support the patient in a number of practical ways, while also being alert for any risks presented by the care. (Medical error is now the third-leading cause of preventable death in the US.)
Pulse's training includes: patient safety and avoiding medical injury; advance directives; HIPAA; policies and standards; the complaint process; "who's who in healthcare"; health literacy, and lots on communication, all explained through true stories of experiences from the bedside! Trainees also enact role-play scenarios that make these topics very real.
One past participant has said, "There was a great flow to the presentation and it was easy to understand. I think the role-playing portion was very helpful."
Registration and discounts
Early-bird registration for the Family-Centered Patient Advocacy training is available through August 1 is just $50 per person. From August 2 through close of registration on August 10, the price is $75. (Scholarships and reduced rates may be available: call 516-79-4711.)
Register here (https://pulsecenterforpatientsafety.org/
The details again:
Family-Centered Patient Advocacy training
August 20-21 (8 hours over two evenings, 5:30 – 9: 30 pm)
Location: Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health
Registration deadline: August 10.
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 community-based organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through advocacy, education and support.