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  • February 8, 2017

4 Ways the Quality and Safety Conference Can Help You Do Your Job

The only quality and safety conference for children's hospital professionals offers more than 50 education and poster sessions focused on solving some of the tough topics you face in pediatric health care. The early bird discount ends Feb. 9.

From March 20-22 in Orlando, you will gain access to successful practices in health care management, patient and family engagement, improving care and eliminating harm. And you don’t have to register for sessions in advance. It’s a flexible event; build your agenda to get the most out of your time away from your hospital. Here are four things to look forward to at the 2017 Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference:

1. Learn new approaches to use at your children’s hospital. Your improvement work can become even more powerful with ideas from this pediatric-focused conference. See how hospitals with similar issues and challenges achieved results in critical areas. All sessions will focus on the needs that come from working in a children’s hospital, featuring peers who’ve been there. 

2. Connect with colleagues in casual settings. A mix of quality and safety, nursing, physician, clinical and patient care leaders attend this conference every year, creating a community of pediatric professionals. During sessions, breaks and several networking events, you’ll find others who understand the pressures and responsibilities of working in a children’s hospital. You can even slip out the side doors to soak up some Florida sun. 

3. Hear from national patient safety experts, who will keynote two sessions: 

  • Ways to reduce burnout: J. Bryan Sexton’s presentation, Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change: The Science of Enhancing Professional Resiliency, will kick things off. The Duke Patient Safety Center’s director will offer tools for reducing burnout, which ultimately impacts team performance and safety culture. 
  • Recommendations for progress: Advancement in patient safety requires an overarching shift from reactive interventions to a total systems approach. Tejal Gandhi, M.D., National Patient Safety Foundation CEO, will highlight areas of progress, gaps and recommendations to accelerate progress. 

4. Earn continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits to support your goals. CHA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Many sessions have CNEs associated with them to help you fulfill your continuing education needs.

Presentations are available online post-conference, along with an education series that revisits several of the most popular topics through webinars and videos.