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University of South Florida

Office of Continuing Professional Development, NON-PROFIT ORG


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Carla Alexis, PT Steven Castle, MD Stephanie Hart-Hughes, PT, NCS
Neurologic Rehabilitation and Vestibular Therapy Professor, UCLA School of Medicine Director. Gait and Balance Laboratory
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Clinical Director, GRECC VA Greater Los Angeles VISN 8 Patient Safety Center
Washington, DC President and CMO, DrBalance.com Tampa, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Donna Algase, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, CP, FAAOP
Josephine M. Sana Collegiate Professor of Nursing Sonia Collazo, MS, RN Research Associate
University of Michigan School of Nursing Nurse Manager James A. Haley VA Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI James A. Haley VA Hospital Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
Tampa, FL Assistant Professor
Richard Allman, MD University of South Florida
Parrish Endowed Professor and Director James W. Collins, PhD, MSME School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Sciences
Education, and Clinical Center Control and Prevention Tampa, FL
Center for Aging and Division of Gerontology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Geriatrics, and Palliative Care Health Inez V. Joseph, PhD, ARNP, NHA
University of Alabama at Birmingham Morgantown, WV Chief, Haley’s Cove Community Living Center,
Birmingham, AL James A. Haley VA Hospital
Elizabeth Rose Connell, PhD Tampa, FL
Julie Apold, M.A Health Research Scientist
Director, Patient Safety Rehab R&D Center and Birmingham-Atlanta GRECC, Erin Lawler, BA, MS
Minnesota Hospital Association Atlanta VA Human Factors Engineer
St. Paul, MN Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Patient Safety Center
Gerontology DoD Patient Safety Program
Shawn Applegarth, MSME Emory University School of Medicine Falls Church, VA
Director of the Engineering Laboratory Atlanta, GA
Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, June Leland, MD
James A. Haley VAMC Susan Farley, RN Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of
Tampa, FL Patient Safety/Risk Manager Geriatric Medicine
National Naval Medical Center Director of Hospice and Community Medicine,
Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS Bethesda, MD Medical Director, Home Based Primary Care
The American Physical Therapy Association James A Haley Veterans Hospital
Alexandria, VA Shirley G. Fitzgerald, PhD Tampa, FL
Research Health Scientist
Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH James A Haley Tampa VA John Lloyd, PhD, CPE
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Tampa, FL Director, Research Laboratories
Alabama at Birmingham VA Patient Safety Research Center
Birmingham VAMC GRECC Yvonne Freedman, MA, OTR/L Tampa, FL
Birmingham, AL Health Science Specialist
James A. Haley VA Hospital Verdell Marsh, PhD, RN
Tatjana Bulat, MD, CMD Tampa, FL Associate Chief, Nursing Service for
Associate Director, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry Education/Research
Medical Director, Falls Clinic, David Ganz, MD, PhD VA North Texas Health Care System
James A. Haley VA Hospital Research Physician, Geriatric Research Garland, TX
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Education and Clinical Center Veterans Affairs
University of South Florida College of Medicine Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Patricia Mechan, PT, MPH, CCS
Tampa, FL Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen Consulting, Education & Clinical Services Manager,
School of Medicine, UCLA Guldmann Inc.
Margaret Calkins, PhD Los Angeles, CA Tampa, FL
President, IDEAS Inc
Kirtland OH Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP-BC, CRNP, D. Helen Moore, PhD, BSW
FAANP Health Science Specialist
Robert Campbell, PhD, JD, MPH University of Pennsylvania
Mount Laurel, NJ VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
Director, Florida Health Policy and Law Institute Tampa, FL
Professor, Nova Southeastern University Law School Courtney Hall, PT, PhD
Researcher, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James Research Health Scientist, Rehab R&D Center, Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
A. Haley VAMC Atlanta VAMC Director, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
Tampa, FL Assistant Professor, Dizziness and Balance Center, Director, HSR&D REAP on Patient Safety Outcomes
Emory University James A. Haley VAMC
Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN Atlanta, GA Tampa, FL
Professor, NYU College of Nursing
Faculty Director, NICHE
New York, NY
Joseph G. Ouslander, MD Geoffrey Rake, MD Juan R. Sanches-Ramos,
Director, Institute for Quality Aging, Boca Raton Director, DoD Patient Safety Center
Community Hospital Silver Spring MD Innette Sarduy, MPH, RN, CNAA
Professor of Medicine (Voluntary) Kathleen Rockefeller, PT, ScD, MPH Associate Chief Nurse/Acute Care
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Florida Atlantic University Rehabilitation Sciences Tampa, FL
Associate Director, Division of Gerontology and University of South Florida
Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine Tampa, FL Ronald I. Shorr, MD, MS
Professor (Courtesy), Christine E. Lynn College of Director, GRECC, NF/SGVHS
Nursing, Florida Atlantic University Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, ATP Ruth S. Jewett Professor and Chief
Boca Raton, FL Physical Therapist and an Assistive Technology Division of Geriatric Medicine
Provider Department of Aging & Geriatric Research,
Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital University of Florida
Director, RR&D Research Enhancement Award Tampa, Florida Gainesville, FL
Program
Tampa VA Hospital Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, PhD Laura M. Wagner, PhD, RN
Tampa, FL Associate Professor Gerontological Nursing Research Scientist
University of Florida College of Nursing Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit
Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN Gainesville, FL Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Deputy Director, Patient Safety Center Toronto, Ontario, Canada
James A. Haley VAMC Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH
Tampa, FL Professor of Geriatric Medicine Susan White, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Greater Los Angeles VA GRECC and UCLA School of Associate Chief of Nurse for Quality
Stephanie Radawiec, PT, DPT Medicine Management Programs
Clinical Consultant, Diligent Consulting Services Sepulveda, CA James A. Haley VAMC
DeWitt, MI Tampa, FL

Course Description Objectives:


This conference will provide participants with cutting edge research, Upon completion of this program, the participants should be able to:
best practices, and lessons learned in preventing and managing mobili-
ty-related adverse events with a primary focus on falls and a secondary 1. Identify three best practices for safe patient mobility.
focus on wandering/elopement. The conference includes diverse learn- 2. Evaluate technological solutions for safe patient mobility.
ing opportunities, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, 3. Successfully network with national, regional and local experts across
workshops, “hands on” practice sessions, poster sessions, and an the settings of care.
exhibit hall with new and emerging technologies. Innovations will be 4. Discuss special challenges associated with safe mobility in
presented, addressing such topics as policy, practice tips, technology vulnerable populations, such as frail older adults, persons with
solutions, creative education and program initiatives, successful organi- dementia, lower limb amputation, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s
zational strategies, and building a business case for programs. This Disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, osteoarthritis, and spinal
integrated curriculum assembles an interdisciplinary faculty with cord injury.
expertise in safe mobility across settings of care (acute care, rehabilita- 5. Gain new insights in education, practice, administration and
tion, long term care, and community). technology initiatives that can be transferred into current practice
settings to improve patient safety.
Monday, May 4th, 2009 (Please Select One)

Evidence-Based Fall Screening and Fall Risk Assessment


Pre Conference Protocols
This pre-conference is designed to provide the participant with about
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM the science of fall risk factors and differentiate the role of screening
Registration from assessment. Additionally, participants will practice use of clinical
protocols that expand fall screening to include fall risk assessment as
8:00 – 9:00 AM the basis for differential diagnosis. Target audience includes clinicians
Continental Breakfast (nurses, therapists, physicians etc.) with expanded levels of knowledge
and expertise in the area of fall risk assessment.
9:00 – 4:00 PM Steven Castle, MD
(Box Lunch Included) or
“Getting Started”: Developing an Action Plan in Acute Care
Hazardous Wandering: Challenges and Solutions Settings
Wandering is among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous of This post-conference targets program managers, clinical nurse special-
dementia-related behaviors. Negative consequences include weight ists, and patient safety managers who are responsible for implementing
loss, falls, elopements and getting lost, injury, fractures, and even fall prevention programs that are unit or facility, based primarily in
death. This pre-conference targets clinical staff who face the day-to-day acute care. Topics include an overview of effective strategies for imple-
challenges of caring for persons who wander in and away from nursing menting evidence-based practices, identification of interventions ready
homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals. for translation into the clinical arena, examination of selected elements
Key topics will include the construct of wandering, assessment, special of the National Center for Patient Safety Falls Toolkit, and program eval-
issues associated with wandering, practical interventions, and an uation. Participants will leave with a plan for taking action once back at
overview of available technologies that prevent elopement. Participants their facilities.
will receive a textbook. Innette Sarduy, MPH, RN, CNAA
Donna Algase, PHD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
Helen Moore, PhD, BSW
Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, PhD
Inez Joseph, PhD, ARNP, NHA
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Main Conference
(Please Select One)
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Fall Prevention in Persons with Dementia: Challenges and Welcoming Remarks
Solutions Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, VISN 8 Patient Safety
This pre-conference will provide information about risk factors for falls Center of Inquiry (VHA)
caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive dementias and Bettye Rose Connell, PhD, Birmingham/Atlanta GRECC
describe strategies and programs for all stages of dementia that can be Ron Shorr, MD, MS, North Florida/South Georgia GRECC
used to prevent falls and falls-related injuries. Geoffrey Rake, MD, Department of Defense
Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, American Physical Therapy
Margaret Calkins, PhD Association
or Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nursing Improving Care of
Gait and Balance 101 Healthcare System Elders
This pre-conference is designed to provide the participant with a basic Patricia Gorzka, University of South Florida
knowledge of balance control theories, functional assessments and
treat of balance/gait dysfunction. Target audience includes clinicians 8:50 – 9:30AM
(nurses, therapists, physicians etc..) with beginning levels of knowledge Understudied Fall Risk Factors & Potential Interventions
and expertise in the area of gait and balance assessment. Joseph Ouslander, MD
Stephanie Hart-Hughes, PT, NCS
9:30 - 10:10 AM
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Building Science for Fall Prevention, Detection, and Protection
Lunch (Box Lunch is Provided) Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
1:00 – 4:00 PM
10:10 -10:30 AM or
Break, Exhibit, Posters E: Safe Recovery of a Patient Post Fall
Stephanie Radawiec, PT, DPT
10:30 - 11:10 AM
Life-Space Mobility: Implications for Fall Prevention/Management 3:20 – 4:10 PM
Richard Allman, MD Break-out Sessions (Please Select One)

11:10 – 11:50 AM A: Medications and Fall Risk in LTC Settings


Evidence-Based Research that has been shown to be Highly Successful Steven Castle, MD
in Preventing Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries Among Hospital Workers or
James Collins, PhD, MSME B: Effectiveness of Bed Alarms in Fall Prevention
Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
11:50 - 1:10 PM or
Lunch (provided) C: Fall Risks and Intervention in a Dizzy Older Adult
Courtney Hall, PT, PhD
1:10 - 2:00 PM or
Break-out Sessions (Please Select One) D: Process Measures to Monitor Program Effectiveness
Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
A: Effectiveness of Toileting Programs on Fall Prevention in LTC or
Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN E: Ethical Issues Associated with Falls: Case Studies
or Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
B: Safety and Efficacy of a Walking Program in Acute Care
Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH 4:15 - 5:30 PM
or Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
C: Vestibular Treatment to Prevent Falls
TBA
or
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
D: Getting the Evidence-Straight
Laurence Rubenstein, MD, MPH 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
or Registration
E: Preventing Falls during Therapeutic Ambulation [Ceiling-Mounted
Patient Lift] 6:45 - 7:45 AM
Stephanie Radawiec, PT, DPT Tai Chi on the Beach: This optional session is free and open to all who
Patricia Mechan, PT, MPH, CCS want to learn more about Tai Chi, experience the direct benefits of Tai
Kathleen Rockefeller, PT, ScD, MPH Chi, and enjoy the relaxation that comes with the Florida beach in the
early morning. This “hand on” session will provide a demonstration of
2:00 - 2:30 PM Tai Chi by a trained instructor. Come dressed in comfortable clothes
Break, Exhibit, Posters and for weather as appropriate.
Robert Campbell, PhD, JD, MPH
2:30 – 3:10 PM
Break-out Sessions (Please Select One) 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Posters
A: Operationalizing Administrative Support for Fall Programs in LTC
Inez Joseph, PhD, ARNP, NHA 8:30 - 9:20 AM
or Break-out Sessions (Please Select One)
B: Reliability of Falls Interventions in Acute Care
Innette Sarduy, MPH, RN, CNAA A: Wandering and Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
or Donna Algase, PHD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
C: Special Issues Related to Fall Risk in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or
Carla Alexis, PT B: Special Fall Precautions for Patients on Anti-Coagulants
or Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
D: Effective Communication of Falls Management Processes or
Laura Wagner, PhD, RN
C: Fall Risk Associated with Lower Limb Amputees 1:15 - 2:05 PM
Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, CP, FAAOP Break-out Sessions (Please Select One)
or
D: Outcome Measures to Monitor Program Effectiveness A: Use of Clinical Nurse Specialists to Decrease Fall Risk in LTC
Susan White, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ Elizabeth Capezutti, PhD, RN, FAAN
or or
E: Practice Session: New SCI Wheelchair Fall Risk Assessment Tool B: Emerging Evidence Base for Effectiveness of Sitters
Shirley Fitzgerald, PhD Verdell Marsh, PhD, RN
Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN or
C: Fall Risk Associated with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
9:30 - 10:20 AM Tatjana Bulat, MD, CMD
Break-out Sessions (Please Select One) Yvonne Freedman, MA, OTR/L
or
A: Case Studies of Falls in Long Term Care Settings D: Unit-Based Peer Leaders to Facilitate Fall Program Implementation
Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP-BC, CRNP, FAANP Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
or or
B: Unique Fall Risk in Orthopedics E: Helmet Technology to Minimize Head Injuries Associated with Falls
Stephanie Radawiec, PT, DPT John Lloyd, PhD, CPE
or
C: Fall Risk and Interventions in Persons with Peripheral Neuropathy 2:05 - 2:45 PM
Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN Break, Exhibit, Posters
Yvonne Freedman, MA, OTR/L
or 2:45 - 3:35 PM
D: Gaining Support for Fall Programs at all Levels Break-out Sessions (Please Select One)
Susan White, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
or A: Reducing Fall Risk Associated with Mobility Assistive Devices
E: Devices for Fall Prevention, Fall Protection, and Fall Detection Stephanie Hart-Hughes, PT, NCS
Laura Wagner, PhD, RN or
B: Designing a “Safe Room” for Patients at High Risk for Fall-Related
10:20 - 10:50 AM Injuries
Break, Exhibit, Posters Erin Lawler, BA, MS
Suzie Farley, RN
10:50 – 12:00 Noon or
Workshops (Please Select One) C: Wheelchair Falls in Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury
Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
A: Etiology of Serious Fall Related Injuries in Nursing Homes or
Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN D: VA Toolkit for Fall Prevention and Management
Robert Campbell, PhD, JD, MPH Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
or or
B: Case Studies of Falls in Transition from Acute to Home Settings E: Commercially Available Bed Mats to Prevent Bed-Related Fall Injuries
June Leland, MD Shawn Applegarth, MSME
or
C: Parkinson’s Disease and Fall Risk 3:35 – 4:15 PM
Juan R Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD Break-out Sessions (Please Select One)
or
D: Top Ten Reasons why Programs Fail—and What to Do About It A: Best Practice Interventions for Falls in LTC
Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN Laura Wagner, PhD, RN
or or
E: Technology Integration into Home Environments B: Risk and Solutions for Preventing Falls at Change of Shift
Margaret Calkins, PhD Sonia Collazo, MS, RN
or
12:00 Noon -1:15 PM
Lunch (provided)
C: Benchmarking for Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Across Units and 11:45 AM
Facilities Closing Remarks, Evaluations
Susan White, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
or 12:00 Noon
D: Tips for Customizing Fall Programs across Clinical Settings Adjournment of the Main Conference
Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
or 12:00 – 1:00 PM
E: Comparison of Low Beds: Criteria for Making the Best Selection Lunch (On Your Own)
Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
Post-Conference
4:15 PM
Adjournment 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Please Select One)

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 Wheelchair Safety 101 for Nurses


Falls and injuries from using a wheelchair are a significant problem.
Poor positioning or lack of support in the wheelchair can contribute to
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM these injuries. There are many accessories for wheelchairs that can
Registration assist with positioning and reduce injury risk. The healthcare worker
who understands what equipment is available and how to use it, will
7:30 – 8:30 AM be able to provide better services to their clients. This talk will provide
Continental Breakfast education about these accessories and will include a hands-on session
to learn to operate many of the different options available.
7:00 – 8:00 AM Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, ATP
Tai Chi on the Beach: This optional session is free and open to all who or
want to learn more about Tai Chi, experience the direct benefits of Tai “Getting Started”: Developing an Action Plan in Acute Care Settings
Chi, and enjoy the relaxation that comes with the Florida beach in the This post-conference targets program managers, clinical nurse special-
early morning. This “hand on” session will provide a demonstration of ists, and patient safety managers who are responsible for implementing
Tai Chi by a trained instructor. Come dressed in comfortable clothes fall prevention programs that are unit or facility, based primarily in
and for weather as appropriate. acute care. Topics include an overview of effective strategies for imple-
Robert Campbell, PhD, JD, MPH menting evidence-based practices, identification of interventions ready
for translation into the clinical arena, examination of selected elements
8:30 - 9:20 AM of the National Center for Patient Safety Falls Toolkit, and program eval-
Lessons Learned from Post-Fall Assessment of Recurrent Fallers in uation. Participants will leave with a plan for taking action once back at
Long-term Care their facilities.
Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP-BC, CRNP, FAANP Innette Sarduy, MPH, RN, CNAA
Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
9:20 – 10:00 AM or
Wheelchair Features Contributing to Fall Risk “Getting Started”: Developing an Action Plan in Long Term Care Settings
Shirley Fitzgerald, PhD This post-conference targets program managers, clinical nurse special-
Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, ATP ists, and patient safety managers who are responsible for implementing
10:00 - 10:25 AM fall prevention programs that are unit or facility, based primarily in
Break, Exhibit, Posters acute care. Topics include an overview of effective strategies for imple-
menting evidence-based practices, identification of interventions ready
10:25 – 11:05 AM for translation into the clinical arena, examination of selected elements
Evidence-Base for Exercise Programs to Prevent Falls of the National Center for Patient Safety Falls Toolkit, and program eval-
David Ganz, MD, PhD uation. Participants will leave with a plan for taking action once back at
their facilities.
Inez Joseph, PhD, ARNP, NHA
11:05 - 11:45 AM Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
Towards Building a Business Case for Fall Programs
Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Friday, May 8th, 2009 or
Treatment of Gait and Balance Dysfunction: Beyond the Basics
This post-conference is designed to expand the participants’ skills in
8:00 – 10:00 AM the integration of gait and balance assessment into the development of
Registration appropriate treatment plans. Emphasis will be placed upon gait and
balance training skills. A successful model group physical therapy bal-
8:00 – 9:00 AM ance training program will be presented in detail. Target audience
Continental Breakfast includes therapists as well as other clinicians with a good knowledge of
fundamental balance theories (including those who attended the Pre-
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Conference on this topic).
Please Select One Stephanie Hart-Hughes, PT, NCS
or
Toolkit for Hip Protector Implementation Toolkit for Launching a Multi-site Hospital Falls Collaborative
A workgroup at the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry developed a This post-conference is designed to expand the participants’ knowledge
toolkit for providers to aid in the implementation of hip protectors. and tools needed to implement a fall prevention program across multi-
Although the scientific evidence is mixed, some large randomized con- ple medical centers as part of a health care system. Emphasis will be
trolled trials have demonstrated their usefulness in nursing home set- placed upon organizational infrastructure and capacity to plan, deploy
tings for preventing hip fractures in older adults. The goal of this toolkit and evaluate this program. A successful model, SAFE (from) FALLS
is to promote the routine use of hip protectors in nursing homes by implemented by the Minnesota Hospital Association will be presented.
providing physicians, nurses, therapists and others with information Target audience includes administrators, clinicians, quality improve-
and tools to assist them and overcome barriers to their use. These ment specialists, patient safety officers and risk managers.
guidelines were developed based on feedback received from participat- Julie Apold, MA
ing sites and research conducted about the barriers and facilitators Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
affecting the use of hip protectors, as well as durability studies in the
VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
Tatjana Bulat, MD, CMD

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations


This is a solicitation for posters to be presented at the 2009 Submissions received electronically are preferred but
Transforming Fall Prevention Practices Conference. Abstracts should be applications received by mail will be accepted.
250 words or less in length and provide a brief, clear summary of the
research/project/program. Content should include timely and relevant Please send completed abstracts to:
topics related to all aspects of patient safety (falls, wandering, bed Stephanie Hart-Hughes, PT, NCS
safety). Application information must be completed and received by Director Gait and Balance Laboratory
March 3, 2009. VISN 8 Patient Safety Center
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Authors of selected abstracts will be notified 11605 North Nebraska Ave.
by March 30, 2009 Tampa, Florida, 33612
(813) 558-3932
No specific application form is required yet applications for
Stephanie.Hart-Hughes@va.gov
abstract submissions must include the following information:
• Author(s)
• Facility
• Contact information
• Title
• Abstract.
Accreditation Target Audience:
This conference is designed to meet the needs of direct health care
Nurses (ANCC): providers (physicians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician
The University of South Florida College of Nursing is accredited as a assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, kinesio-
provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses therapists, and pharmacists), managers, administrators, risk managers,
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is for educators, and researchers of any discipline who are interested in
23.0 contact hours. advancing mobility-related safety. In addition, this conference targets
those responsible for developing and implementing unit-based or
Physicians: facility-wide programs to reduce mobility-related adverse events.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the To meet the needs of a diverse audience, focused tracks have been
Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing established for:
Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of USF Health and the
Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME (A) Evidence-Based Approaches for Long Term Care Settings
to provide continuing medical education for physicians. (B) Evidence-Based Approaches for Acute Care & Community-Based
Settings
USF Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.0 (C) Evidence-Based Approaches for Impairment Groups
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit (D) Unit-Based or Facility-Based Program Implementation
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (E) Technologies & Practical Techniques

Pharmacists:
The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredit-
ed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a
provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has
been approved for 23.0 contact hours. Universal program number is as
follows: 230-999-08-013-L04-P.

To receive continuing education credit, a pharmacist must attend the


accredited sessions and must return the program evaluation instru-
ment. In order to receive full credit, registrants must register no later
than 10 minutes after the start of the meeting and must attend the
entire meeting.

All Participants who are requesting Pharmacy Credit should expect to


receive their statement of credit either on-site or within 4 weeks by U.S.
Mail upon the conclusion of the activity.

Physical Therapists:
The University of South Florida College of Medicine is an approved
provider of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists pursuant to
the Board of Physical Therapy chapter 64b17-9. The University of South
Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for up
to 28.0 contact hours
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