Think Sepsis. Save Lives - September 20, 2018

A symposium on pediatric sepsis and how we can improve our care.


M. Doubek Presentation

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R. Brilli Presentation

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S. Weiss Presentation

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T. Heymann Presentation

New Jersey Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative - September 19, 2018

The mission of the New Jersey Sepsis Action collaborative and this face to face program is to spread evidence-based sepsis interventions throughout the acute and post-acute care settings. In this fourth year of the collaborative, hospitals face challenges related to managing sepsis in pediatric patient populations, preventing readmissions related to sepsis and engaging patients and their families in learning about life after sepsis. This program will focus on dealing with those challenges and building on past successes to sustain the improvement efforts aimed at early recognition and rapid treatment of sepsis.

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S. Davila Presentation

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C. Schorr Presentation (A.M.)

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P. Dellinger Presentation

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N. Dawlabani & B. Braun Presentation

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C. Schorr Presentation (P.M.)

At the Crossroads of Health Equity and Patient Safety:

Providing Comprehensive Language Services - September 7, 2018

Ensuring effective communication between limited English proficient (LEP) patients and the providers treating them can be a significant challenge for healthcare professionals working with the New Jersey's diverse patient population. Language barriers can adversely affect access to healthcare, quality of care and the ability to understand and adhere to recommended courses of treatment. It puts LEP patients at higher risk for adverse healthcare outcomes due to unnecessary testing, misdiagnosis and inapproapriate treatment. This not only exacerbates health disparities, but it also impacts healthare cost and paitent satisfaction.

Adhering to the standards and requirements set forth by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1557 of Affordable Care Act, The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, it is imprerative that healthcare institutions have comprehensive, effective language services in place. For communication to be effective it had to be complete, accurate, timely, unambiguous and understood by the patient.

The goal of this conference is to share best-practice examples, provide support and offer solutions. Speakers will review the changes that have affected how language services are offered, provided examples of interpretive service models in the hospital settings and review the regulations that guide the provision of these services.

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D. Salas-Lopez Presentation

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C. Cordero Presentation

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S. Peart Presentation

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B. Holfelner Presentation