Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy Announces March 2017 Family-Centered Training Course

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA — formerly PULSE of NY) is pleased to announce its next Family-Centered Patient Advocacy course. It will be held over three weeks in March 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 Wednesdays, March 1, 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 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 visit ce.hofstra.edu/patient or call 516-463-7200.

Source: Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy