June 2019

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

Things We Learned: Comments from the Class
When participants were asked on the final evaluation to share something new they had learned, here were some of their comments:
• Patient Rights, HIPAA, Ask Me 3
• I learned I want to be a great advocate and I am not alone
• Person-centered
• Awareness of biases
• How to temper my emotional involvement to reduce resistance from medical staff

Pulse Team Visits OSS Health, York PA

Lawrence S. Pollack, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon (left) and Partner at OSS Health, poses with Kyle Schuessler following the Pulse training "The Elephant in the Room, Dispelling the Myth of Being Transgender".  OSS Health is a physician-owned orthopedic hospital in York, PA that required all 800 staff to be trained in treating people who are transgender.

Adelphi University Nursing Student Eunhye Kim Wins Pulse CPSEA Patient Safety Essay Contest

To mark Nurses Week 2019 (May 6-12), Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy held an essay contest for the nursing students at Adelphi College of Nursing and Public Health.

Essays of 250 words or less were submitted by nursing students on the topic “Including the Patient and Family in Patient Safety”.

The winner was presented with a check and the printed essay in a certificate frame.

The winning essay was written by Eunhye Kim, a second-year nursing student.

“We are thrilled to present Eunhye a check for her efforts,” says Ilene Corina, President of Pulse CPSEA. We are glad to know that she recognizes the importance of including patients and families in patient safety, and sees how it can be done.”

Ilene Corina spoke to Adelphi nursing students on April 30th following a screening of the groundbreaking patient safety documentary To Err Is Human. Corina asked the nursing students and faculty if they were surprised at anything they saw, and how they might change their behavior because of the film.

Following the showing of To Err is Human, Ilene Corina kicked off an interactive discussion by offering some tips on how to be an advocate for loved ones, and hopefully improve outcomes in care. She says that the students were deeply engaged in the conversation. “By making it about them, they can learn from each other. They know what needs to be done, they just need some prompting to remember that they too may be patients one day.”

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy