Choose and attend any sessions from any track on the day of the Symposium; no pre-selection is required.
Symposium Agenda – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Registration & Coffee
Welcome & Keynote Speaker
Moving Upstream and Forward in Healthcare
Health care in the United States are in a state of flux. In this presentation, attendees will learn more about the current health reform debate as well as the potential impact on individuals, local communities and states. We’ll consider some examples of traditional and non-traditional collaborative approaches and out-of-the-box thinking – paths that could enable us to move forward to achieve better outcomes for individuals and communities with health, social and economic disparities.
Cause-Effect Mapping Techniques for Improved Incident Analysis
In this session attendees will learn how to conduct an effective root cause analysis process that identifies the causes and supports the development of effective corrective action plans; and, better define the problem, conduct structured, objective, evidence-based analysis and identify the best solutions for reducing the risk of recurrence. Discussion will include analysis, documentation, and communication techniques to enable you to improve your incident investigations.
Creative Approaches to Prevent Sharps Injuries
In the journey towards world class safety culture, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome can be stakeholder engagement. In this session learn how Stanford Health Care employed creative methods to engage their user population in an effort to reduce blood and body fluid/needlestick exposures. Learn how the organization employed cross functional work groups, presentations, and creative videos to capture the attention of the population and gain support for their injury reduction efforts.
Innovations in EH&S Technology
UC Inspect: UC Safety Inspection Application Program Development
Managing piles of paper, Excel spreadsheets, and hundreds of emails to implement your EHS inspection/rounding program can be daunting and all-consuming. Please join this session to learn how UCI and Kaiser Permanente have developed and implemented technology solutions to help better manage the inspection process, data collection and analysis, and communication of results.
Preventing Slips and Falls in Healthcare
In this session attendees will learn about the University of California’s slip and fall prevention program, including an in-depth review of successful program initiatives that the University has implemented to reduce the workers’ compensation rates due to slips and falls. The discussion will also include lessons learned and an overview of the program’s outcomes.
Risk Communications: From Intention to Implementation
Communication is a strategic component in any risk or disaster. While crisis/risk planning involves preparing for a host of variables, too often communications is seen as an afterthought or something that has to be done “as the situation unfolds.” In reality, most incidents and situations can benefit from a robust communications plan that includes: guiding principles, initial messages, spokesperson training, rapid message deployment protocols, and feedback loops. We’ll explore strategies for setting communications guidelines in this era of radical transparency, preparing for known incidents, counsel on how to devise authentic and factual messages, and ways to leverage all of your facility’s communications platforms (web site, social media, local news, third party partners, etc).
Standardizing Emergency Management Practices within a Large Healthcare Organization
Standardizing emergency management practices can improve response consistency and efficiency. During a rapidly evolving crisis, this can have immediate and long-term health and infrastructure impacts. It can also improve coordination among other healthcare organizations, healthcare coalitions, vendors, suppliers and jurisdictional entities. This presentation will highlight specific areas targeted for standardization across a large healthcare system and discuss challenges and successes encountered with implementation.
Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention in Healthcare
Eduardo Montez, Safety Officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
OEH&S Best Practices to Support Relationship-Based Care
Many leaders in healthcare today are adopting Relationship-Based Care (RBC) as a value-driven delivery system that places relationships between patient, family, caregivers and care environment at the center of healing. In this session attendees will learn how OEH&S practices foster Relationship-Based Care. Discussion will include tenets of RBC; hospital Magnet status; OEH&S role on the RBC team; and techniques and exemplars of best practice.
Exposure Concerns Related to Disinfection Techniques
Dr. Shane Que Hee, Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health; Director, UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program; UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
The presentation will focus on principles and case studies of disinfection. The 2015 endoscope cases at UCLA hospital and the current apparently unsuccessful attempts by the manufacturer to make endoscopes safer will be discussed in the context of the principles of disinfection and aseptic processing.