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Adverse Drug Events (ADE): Sprint for Improvement Session 8. Engaging Patients and Family Members in the Reduction of ADEs

Diverse Business Group Young Female Doctor

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT.

This fast-paced series of 8 virtual learning sessions begins May 23, 2017. One continuing Education credit from the California Board of Registered Nursing is offered for each session. The sessions will be held biweekly. There is no cost to attend.

Engaging patients and their family members in their care during hospitalization has a number of positive effects, including a decrease in adverse drug events. One of the barriers to effective patient and family engagement in medication safety is knowing where to start. Mary Foley, RN, PhD, FAAN of the UCSF School of Nursing, and Karen Curtiss, President of the patient-centered care organization PartnerHealth, will be sharing practical strategies to get patients and their families involved in the process of preventing errors related to medications. Join us to learn about resources and methods to partner with patients in your organization specifically to drive down ADE rates.

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Mary Foley PhD, RN, FAAN
Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Interim Director, MEPN Program
Director, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation

Karen Curtiss, President


  • Describe practical tools for engaging patients and families in the hospital to prevent adverse drug events related to insulin, warfarin, and opioids.
  • Discuss communication strategies and tools available to encourage engagement.
  • Describe a structured approach to analyzing an organization’s strengths, barriers, and resources for implementing engagement tools and behaviors.