aces sponsored

Making Hospital Discharges Safe:  What Families Need to Know!

When:             Monday, January 24, 2022

Time:               5:00 pm EST - Room opens 15 minutes early for networking

Speaker:         David Fielding, MPH, BCPA

David Fielding, MPH, BCPA
David Fielding, MPH, BCPA

Description:  In his program, David will discuss the risks that make hospital discharges a dangerous time for patients. Families are overwhelmed with complex information and are often not prepared to handle their role in the discharge process.  The fear that something will go wrong may be justified, as research shows that nearly one third of all medical errors occur during transitions of care, when patients are discharged from the hospital.

About David:  David is a Board Certified Patient Advocate and the director of Engage Caring Solutions. He is a passionate leader committed to improving the lives of residents in nursing homes.  His unique background as a highly regarded licensed nursing home administrator and knowledgeable regulator in the New York metropolitan area make him one of the most qualified experts in his field.  Throughout his career, David has earned his reputation as a stickler for detail and for holding surveyors, staff and owners accountable for delivering resident care and service that meets or exceeds residents’ needs on a daily basis. 


Pulse programs are free but there is a fee of $20 to process CE's for Board Certified Patient Advocates ‘Making Hospital Discharges Safe: What Families Need to Know!’ is approved for 1 CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy therequirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Program Approval Code 18184.  Please use this code when registering and making payment.

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The Leadership Team; Planning Programs for You

Cathy Bond, BCPA - Founder
Atlanta, GA

David Fielding, MPH, BCPA CEO
Engage Caring Solutions
Long Island, NY

Kira S. King, Ph.D., BCPA,

Senior Instructional Design Consultant,


     Kathy Pendleton, Founder

         Get the Care You Deserve,  LLC

     Orlando, FL

L. Bradley Schwartz, President

Greater National Advocates

About ACES

MISSION: To create a national venue to welcome and engage patient advocates, regardless of background or training, to share knowledge, experience and resources to improve the effectiveness of all persons who serve others as patient advocates.   

ADVOCATES: Patient advocates have diverse backgrounds & experience.  

Independent Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education & training, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocacy services privately to individuals and groups.  

Institutional (Assigned) Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education or experience, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocate services that are employed/paid by an organization, insurer or health care provider.

Caregiver Advocates 

Individuals (patients, family members, friends or caregivers) who have become patient advocates as a result of their knowledge and personal experience as a caregiver that has accepted responsibility for advocating on behalf of a patient.

PROGRAM: A 1-hour meeting on Zoom.  Topics are selected in advance from participant suggestions.  Meeting begins with a brief 20-30  minute presentation by subject expert(s) followed by guided group discussion where participants share their experiences. Sessions close with a brief Question & Answer (Q&A) period.  Opportunity for participants to network & share information before and after session.  Polls/surveys will be utilized to elicit feedback on meetings, presenters, issues and future topics.