Events offer education in patient safety

Three events in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Learning Series are offered free this semester to all students, faculty, staff, or members of the broader community with an interest in patient safety.

Because they qualify as interprofessional education, each one-hour session will offer participants certificates of attendance; undergraduate students are eligible for door prizes.

“Legal Issues related to a Patient’s Medical Record”
Monday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m. room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre
Adam Paglione is a lawyer and the director of legal affairs, risk management, health information management and chief privacy officer at Windsor Regional Hospital. This session will be geared toward anyone who documents in a patient’s chart and will include some fundamentals as well as defensive documentation and trends in deficient documentation.

“Advance Care Planning: A Patient Safety Issue”
Monday, March 9, 10 a.m. room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre
Maria Giannotti is a clinical bioethicist specializing in advance care planning within the community. She will discuss the basics of advance care planning, the benefits to patient safety, and helpful resources.

“Family Birthing Centre and More OB
Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 p.m. room 3102, Medical Education Building
Deidre Nielsen is nursing clinical practice manager at Windsor Regional Hospital. She will discuss the orientation process in the Family Birthing Centre, education and cross-training, and their experience with the More OB program, including how it influences teamwork, collaboration, and competency within the department.

Space is limited; register in advance to secure a spot.

For more information, email Lacey Rivest at or Susan Dennison at

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