Patient Safety Symposium: Journey to Zero Harm

Miami, FL US
June 21, 2019

The Patient Safety Symposium is designed to prepare Baptist Health employees to effectively manage today’s most crucial patient safety, risk management and quality improvement issues. This year’s symposium will focus on how BHSF's journey of incorporating various patient safety initiatives over time has improved the quality of patient care and outcomes.  Content experts and Keynote speaker will provide innovative practical content and tools in a motivational and productive setting.

Registration Fee is $110.00




Target Audience




Learning Objectives

  • Define high-reliability healthcare and identify elements and behaviors that must be considered in an overall plan to achieve high reliability at the front lines of care.
  • Implement evidence-based methods to improve safety, including team training, simulation, fatigue management systems, and investment in patient safety infrastructure and technology.
  • Positively impact patient safety by utilizing the patient and family-centered care concept and the role of patient/family advisor.
  • Practice transformational leadership to standardize processes, improve efficiency and streamline technology in your healthcare organization. 
  • Apply the principles of a fair and just culture to promote the reporting, discussion, and disclosure of adverse events.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 5.50 Florida Board of Psychology
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/21/2019 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/21/2019 - 4:00pm EDT

7:15 a.m.    Breakfast and Registration

7:50 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions
            Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K
            Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D.
            Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, M.D.

8:00 a.m.    What Does “Before and After” Have to Do With ICU Survivorship? Implementing ABCDEF Bundle: It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
            Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
8:45 a.m.    Intensive Care Medicine in 2050
            Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 a.m.     Handoffs in the ICU: Opportunities for Better Care
            Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC
10:15 a.m.    Break and Exhibits
10:30 a.m.    Why Do We Still Have HAI/Cs?: Are We Able to Get to Zero? Superbugs, Begone!
            Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
11:00 a.m.    Critical Care Research Year in Review 
            Andrew Quartin M.D.
11:45 p.m.    Affordances Obtained Through Extending the ICU Outside the Walls of the ICU
            Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.

12:15 p.m.    Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 p.m.    Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Hemodynamic Monitoring and Endpoints of Resuscitation to Prevent Organ Failure in the 21st Century
            Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

1:45 p.m.    Fluids in Shock Resuscitation and the Immunological Implications
            Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC

2:15 p.m.    Break

2:30 p.m.    Persistent and Emerging ICU Healthcare Challenges
            Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.
3:00 p.m.    Iodinated Contrast and Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill
            Andrew Quartin M.D.

3:30 p.m.     Adjourn

Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States



Keynote Speaker:

Jennifer Arnold, M.D.
Medical Director of Simulation Center & Attending Neonatologist
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida.

Matt Arsenault

Corporate Executive Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

Mark Hauser, M.D.
Corporate President Medical Staff Affairs
Baptist Health South Florida

Helen Mule, R.N.
Corporate Director, Risk Management/Patient Safety
Baptist Health South Florida

Faith Solkoff, R.N.
Corporate Vice-President, Quality & Accreditation
Baptist Health South Florida 

Sandra Sosa
Patient/Family Advisor
Baptist Health South Florida

Lynne Thompson, R.N.
Corporate Director, Risk Management/Patient Safety
Baptist Health South Florida

Yvonne Zawodny, R.N.
Corporate Vice-President, Risk Management/Patient Safety
Baptist Health South Florida

Disclosures are pending.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 5.5 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Board of Psychology. CE Broker #20-724378.


Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 5.50 Florida Board of Psychology


Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

Registration Fee is $35.00

Cancellations must be received by May 25, 2019 to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after May 25, 2019. 

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