People for Patient Safety  (PPS)                  Monday, July 13th, 7:00 PM Eastern NY Time


Featuring Edward Pollak, M.D. Medical Director and Patient Safety Officer Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission

Edward Pollak, MD

Join us for the virtual PPS meeting no matter where in the world you are.  Registration is required.

July, 13th — People for Patient Safety, (PPS)  

Guest Speaker Edward Pollak, M.D. Medical Director and Patient Safety Officer Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission 

Ed Pollak, M.D., a practicing anesthesiologist and Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, is medical director and patient safety officer for the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he is responsible for promoting The Joint Commission’s performance improvement and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Pollak provides oversight and physician leadership to the Division of Healthcare Improvement, and leads the response to reported patient safety incidents at accredited and certified health care organizations. You can read more on Dr. Pollak here.

The topic of the month is The TakeCHARGE Campaign: 5 Steps to Safer Health Care and we are on Step # 4 Prevent Infections/ Ask Your Caregiver to Wash Their Hands.

Dr. Pollak will discuss the role of The Joint Commission in infection prevention and much more.  Registration closes at noon on July 13th.

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No fee to join,  this is another service of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy - your participation is your membership fee!



An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.


People for Patient Safety
People for Patient Safety are members of the health care workforce (current or retired), patient advocates, people who care for others as caregivers and all community members who have experience with the health care system who want to help empower patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system for safe, quality care.

During this time of social distancing we welcome people who usually can't attend our in person meetings to attend and consider starting a PPS in your community.

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Dear Friends of Pulse,

You may have noticed the group’s name change from Professionals for Patient Safety to People for Patient Safety.  This is for positive reasons! With a growing interest in our work and the partnerships we encourage in healthcare, many people have asked us to be sure everyone is included in patient safety. Though PPS started with professionals working in the healthcare system — whose expertise, knowledge and passion for positive patient outcomes we still welcome — we want to be sure that all people feel included.

Meetings will continue monthly with topics related to improvements in care, and including healthcare professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise so we can all be safer and well prepared as patients.

There is no charge to join Pulse programs, but if you would like to make a donation, please consider helping to support this work. PPS donations can be made here:


PPS is a community based networking event for healthcare professionals and community members working together to improve patient outcomes.

You are encouraged to read about how Pulse meetings and programs are held before registering. Learn about Pulse programs here


New Meeting Information

Meetings are presently through Zoom until further notice.  We can now reach anyone in the world!

Meetings for 2020

Mondays, 7:00 PM Eastern, New York Time

January 13th  - New Year, New Place!

February 10th - About The Take Charge Campaign

March 9th  - TakeCharge Kick off and discussion What Would You Do? David Fielding, BCPA and Ruthlyn Noel, BCPA 

April 13th Advance Directives,  Susan Capurso, East End Doula Care  and Ruthlyn Noel, BCPA, HealthWhiz Solutions

May 11th Medication and Medical Records Yashar Rafi, PharmD, ISMP and  Leslie Farrington, MD

June 8th  Prepare for your Doctor's Visit

July 13th Infection Control / Prevention

August 10th Use and Advocate / Be an Advocate for others

September 14th

October 12th

November 9th

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