Program Listing

If you have questions or experience problems registering, please contact CHA Education Services at 203-294-7263 or educationservices@chime.org.


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HIIN: The Early Identification and Management of Sepsis
Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Sepsis is diagnosed in over one million patients each year in the United States with an estimated mortality rate of 28 to 50 percent.  The risk of mortality and urgency when treating all stages of sepsis, from sepsis to septic shock, drove the development of bundles, approved by the National Quality Forum, for the care of the septic patient.  These bundles prompt the reliable completion of the indicated tasks within the first hours after the identification of septic symptoms.  Hospitals nationally have implemented evidence-based practices that are the best practice in the early recognition, treatment, and management of sepsis.  A clinical focus topic of the HIIN, sepsis care has been targeted by CMS for quality improvement.

Please join Carole Moss, patient advocate and founder of the Niles Project, and Sean R. Townsend, M.D., Vice President of Quality & Safety, California Pacific Medical Center, and others for an educational event to improve the early identification and treatment of sepsis in the acute care environment to reduce the impact of this deadly disease on patients and families. 

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.

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Patient-Directed Care Collaborative Webinar
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care. 

Through the Patient-Directed Care Collaborative, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it. 

Utilizing this 12-month collaborative approach, teams from a variety of hospitals  will work with each other and our faculty to identify process changes that will lead to lasting improvement in patient and family engagement.

The collaborative will meet virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. from May 2017 through April 2018.  There is no cost to attend but pre-registration for each session is required. 

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is important to determine how well your problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills are keeping pace with the everchanging healthcare environment. For those who attended “Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in March or September, this is the second course in the two-part program and provides additional development for all managers—those who are new to the role and those who want to continually improve their skills.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Leading in Turbulent Times
Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

The scope and pace of change in healthcare is unrelenting. Turbulent times is synonymous with VUCA, an acronym that describes an environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous—a military term that was created during the Cold War and reused during the Middle East conflicts. Healthcare fits the description perfectly—and as the landscape continues to evolve, learning the strategies and principles of VUCA Leadership will enhance focus and agility. This workshop will blend didactic and experiential material, giving leaders practical tools to engage their employees in shaping organizational culture and achieving outcomes that drive operational excellence.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Leadership CHAMP Refresher Course
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This year, at the request of the hospitals, we have worked with HPI/Press-Ganey to design a refresher course for our leaders and managers, and we are hosting the Leadership CHAMP Refresher Course for the first time. This course is for leaders and managers who want to reinvigorate their role as a high reliability leader. It will include Error Prevention Highlights, such as the tools and the science; Rounding to Influence; Top 10 prioritization; and Fair and Just Accountability. We are offering Medicine, Nursing, and Quality continuing education credits for these sessions. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us on May 16 for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)  launch.  Presentations on perinatal opioid use, empathic attachment model mother-infant dyad affected by NAS, treating NAS emphasizing mother-baby engagement and minimizing morphine, and implementing the NAS model in a community setting.  This program will also include a group discussion.

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HRO Cause Analysis - Two-Day Training
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18.  Cause analysis teaches staff how to evaluate events, patterns of events, and causes of events, and then helps staff ascertain how to implement solutions.  The sessions are for quality staff, safety staff, risk management staff, and other staff that respond to events.  Medicine, Nursing, and Quality continuing education credits are offered for these sessions.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at each session.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.

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Managing the Operating Budget
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Bill Ward will be back to present this program, which is part two of a two-part series.

Additional program details to follow.

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Financial Analysis Tools for Managers
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Additional program details to follow.

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