Pulse Center for Patient Safety Announces June 2017 Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Training

Who will be YOUR advocate when you need one? Join with a friend or family member and see how to work together.

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Advocacy & Education (formerly PULSE of NY) today announced its next round of Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Training. It will be held over three weeks in June 2017 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

Pulse President Ilene Corina, who will teach the course, asks, "Have you ever wondered how you, as a patient, might communicate better with members of the medical profession? Have you been an advocate for a friend or family member and had to support them as they navigated the health care system? Or maybe you have thought about becoming a professional patient advocate."

The Family-Centered Patient Advocacy training program was developed by Pulse CPSEA (www.pulsecenterforpatientsafety.org) with input from national experts in patient safety. This course teaches the history of patient safety, medication safety, health literacy, communication skills, and much more, and helps participants learn to be active partners with the medical team and provide a voice for themselves or others.

This course is open to all individuals regardless of prior knowledge and skills, including those working in the medical and related health fields. Course participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Enrollment is limited. Course includes monthly follow-up communication with the instructor via phone or email.

The course will be held at Hofstra over three consecutive Saturday's, June 3, 10 and 17 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Attendance at all three classes is required to earn the Certificate. Total cost of the course is $175.

To register, or for more information, please click here or call 516-463-7200.

Source: Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy