ACES is the 4th Monday of Each Month at 5:00 PM EST if You Want to Mark Your Calendar
ACES is for Everyone, Regardless of Your Knowledge of the Healthcare System
Preventing Harmful Medication Errors
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 Time: 5:00 pm EST - Room Opens 15 Minutes Early for Networking
Are the older adults under your care at risk for harmful medication errors? As people age, the risk factors for chronic illnesses increase, leading to greater reliance on medications. Medication safety means taking the right medicine, at the right time, and at the right dose. Professional and family/caregiver advocates can improve patient safety by helping them avoid harmful medication errors.
This ACES presentation will focus on Step 2 in the Take Charge Campaign: Keep a Record of Your Medical History & Current Medications
BCPA CEs Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy program, ‘Preventing Harmful Medication Errors’ is approved for 1.0 Ethics CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Program Approval Code 18208.
There is no charge for attending Pulse programs but there is a fee of $20 to process CEs for Board Certified Patient Advocates.
About the Speakers
Sheri Cohen, RPh
Sheri Cohen is a pharmacist with 30 years of experience working in hospital, home infusion, long-term care, concierge and retail pharmacy settings. Sheri is also an immunizing pharmacist with additional training in preparing intravenous medications and developing patient care plans for drug therapy at home. Sheri’s extensive experience includes managing drug costs, developing “Physician Best Practice” guidance and patient consultations with medication usage and cost savings. Sheri is passionate about developing long term relationships with her patients and is known for her patient and thoughtful explanations of medication risks and safety issues.
Ruthlyn Noel-Joseph, MPA, BCPA, Licensed Insurance Advisor
Ruthlyn Noel-Joseph is the Founder & Chief Problem Solver at Healthwhiz Solutions, a certified woman-and Black-owned firm providing insurance services, care navigation and health care strategizing for individuals, plus benefit advisory for small to midsize companies. Ruthlyn has over 15 years experience supporting individuals during periods of health crisis and transition and has trained thousands of consumers, many with rare conditions, on how to navigate insurance and advocate for themselves. Ruthlyn is appointed with many of the top regional and national insurance carriers.
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Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit June 27, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time Presenter: Melissa Hakim, MD, BCPA
Preparing for your visit to the doctor’s office can lead to better communication and understanding of your health issues between you and your doctor. Dr. Melissa Hakim has been teaching patients and families how to set goals, prepare questions and get the most from every visit with their doctor. Her helpful insights and practical advice will give you the skills & confidence to make sure you receive the care and answers you deserve!
The Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy program ‘Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit is approved for 1.0 Ethics CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates. Program Approval Code #18210.
Patient Advocacy to Mitigate Unequal Treatment July 25, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time Presenters: Dr. Leslie Farrington, OB/GYN Founder, Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood Cathy Bond, BCPA
Racism and racial bias have created inequities within the US healthcare system. Black and Indigenous communities receive unequal treatment and experience significantly worse health outcomes, including harm, injury, and death, at an alarming rate that demands immediate action. After describing the history of racism in health care and failed efforts to address discrimination, the presenters will provide current examples of microaggressions, disrespect, mistreatment and harm caused by racial discrimination. To ensure a meaningful impact, our presenters will share helpful tips, guidance, and strategies to address, confront & respond to racial discrimination by health care providers.
The Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy program ”Patient Advocacy to Mitigate Unequal Treatment
is approved for 1.0 Ethics CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates. Program Approval Code #18211.
ACES is the 4th Monday of each month 5:00 PM EST if you would like to mark your calendar
The Leadership Team; Planning Programs for You
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.
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.