Program Listing

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


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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De-escalation Training
Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $45
  • Other Member: $45
  • Non-Member: N/A

This program is canceled and rescheduled for Monday, December 17.

CHA is approved by CPI to provide an abridged version of its Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® foundation course using a blend of online and classroom learning to its members.  This program will provide attendees with CPI’s Blue Card™ confirmation.  Included in this program is approximately two hours of online pre-work and a pre-testPlease note: the pre-work and pre-test must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of the program at CHA.

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

Registration for this event is now closed.


CPQC: Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes
Monday, November 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us for the annual Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative conference at CHA, which will focus on Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes.  Sarah Taylor, MD, Pediatrician, Yale New Haven Hospital, will present on the role of socioeconomic and racial disparities in human milk production. She will also discuss leveraging the power of a perinatal quality collaborative to achieve change.

Heather Burris, MD, MPH, Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, will present on the epigenetics in racial disparities. The Conference will also include a session on the CAPTA legislation from the Department of Children and Family’s Deputy Commissioner Kristina Stevens, and a session on maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S. by Andreea A. Creanga, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of International Health & Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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ICU Infections: How Do We Get to Zero? - Morning Session
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Infection frequency has decreased in Connecticut but in many parts of the country, ICUs have no infections.  Learn from best practices and new science as we tackle those remaining infections.

This morning session will focus on clinical interventions and feature Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant, Advancing Nursing, based in Michigan, and William S. Miles, MD, FACS, FCCM, FAPWCA, Director of Surgical Critical Care Outreach and Co-Medical Director of Neurosurgical ICU, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  Attendees will be clinical ICU nurses, intensivists and other physicians, advanced practice providers, infection preventionists, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists, all of whom play a role in keeping ICUs infection-free.

The session is sponsored by HRET through funding from the CDC.

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ICU Infections: How Do We Get to Zero? - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Infection frequency has decreased in Connecticut but in many parts of the country, ICUs have no infections. Learn from best practices and new science as we tackle those remaining infections.

The afternoon session will focus on environmental services science and best practices to keep the environment microbe-free.  This session is provided for infection preventionists, clinical ICU nurses, facilities staff, and environmental services workers.

 

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Peer Supporter Training
Friday, November 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Gerald Lewis, PhD, will provide training for peer supporters and those who will train peer supporters in their organizations.  Dr. Lewis has worked with national and international government agencies, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and private businesses on a wide range of work, behavioral health, and organizational issues.  His focus is facilitating organizational recovery and resiliency with the emphasis on “people-recovery.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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HRO Train-the-Trainer
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The model for spreading the training to the rest of the staff is a train-the-trainer model.  The training is scripted.  It requires an enthusiastic participant who is willing to make time to train others within the organization.  Other hospitals in Connecticut have trained educators, front-line managers, and senior leaders, including the CEO, as part of the training contingent.  Train-the-trainer sessions are for hospitals and ambulatory practices. 

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

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HRO Worker Safety and Worker Engagement
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

One priority endorsed by the Committee on Patient Care Quality is worker safety. This includes workplace violence and worker engagement. This curriculum teaches the hospitals how to incorporate worker safety into the high reliability activity and help contribute to the sustainability model.  

Lunch will be provided.  Registration and lunch begin at 12:30.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This session, for your Human Resources executives and anyone else who manages people, will train your staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event – to focus on the behavior rather than the outcome.  

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

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HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Rules: Keeping Current to Remain Compliant
Monday, December 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175 each for the first and second registrant from a CHA Acute Care member hospital; $150 each for the third and additional registrant from the same CHA Acute Care member hospital.
  • Other Member: $200 each for the first and second registrant from a CHA Other member institution; $185 each for the third and additional registrant from the same CHA Other member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

This program will cover current HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Rules, with an emphasis on patient access rights, and emerging issues in cyber security, devices and technology issues, social media considerations, and the enforcement and liability risks for HIPAA covered entities and business associates.  Particular attention will be paid to recent case law and enforcement activities by the Office for Civil Rights.  The program information includes strategies for maintaining continuous compliance, a discussion of necessary policies and procedures, and practical tips and solutions to address real-life situations.

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

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A3: Learning How to Build a Charter
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Another LEAN strategy to enhance microsystems is the use of an A3. An A3 is a comprehensive document that is a charter for a project: it summarizes the goals, the measures, and the stakeholders. The webinar will be taught by Dennis Delisle, ScD. Dr.  Dennis Delisle is the author of Executing Lean Improvements: A Practical Guide with Real-World Healthcare Case Studies, published by ASQ Quality Press.  Dr. Delisle holds certifications as a Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional. He is a trained examiner for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence and co-led Jefferson’s Performance Excellence program, utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria.

This webinar is funded by HRET HIIN.

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The Basics of Budgeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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

Many healthcare department managers have traditionally risen from the professional ranks as successful clinicians or technicians but with little or no formal business financial training.  As a result, many are thrust into a complex environment without the necessary knowledge or tools in financial management.  Skills in planning and budgeting are essential if they are to achieve the institution’s mission and contribute to “bottom line” results, particularly in an environment of chronic federal and state underfunding.  In a very real sense, these represent survival skills for both managers and organizations.  This member-requested management development program, part one of a two-part series, provides managers with an introduction to budgeting concepts, including calculating the volume budget and a revenue budget, tools to develop staffing plans, and salary and supply budgets, and information on how best to handle capital and equipment requests.  Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare returns at member request to present the program.  Part two of this program is planned for March 7, 2019.

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

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Healthcare Financial Management—an Overview
Friday, December 14, 2018
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

Because healthcare delivery methods and payment systems are changing rapidly, carefully managing the financial health of the organization is more important than ever.  Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point.  Doing more with less is routine.  The need for sound business and financial management tools—survival skills—is paramount for all managers.  These include planning and budgeting, financial analysis, and maximizing resources, all of which are essential if managers are to achieve the institution’s mission and financial results.  Bill Ward will present the program.  

Please note: this program was previously called Financial Skills for Managers and is targeted to those with limited exposure to financial management concepts.

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

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De-escalation Training
Monday, December 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $45
  • Other Member: $45
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA is approved by CPI to provide an abridged version of its Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® foundation course using a blend of online and classroom learning to its members.  This program will provide attendees with CPI’s Blue Card™ confirmation.  Included in this program is approximately two hours of online pre-work and a pre-test.  Please note: the pre-work and pre-test must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of the program at CHA.

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

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