Take a survey to inform immunization e-courses

WithinReach and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington are creating several free, accredited e-courses to keep providers current on immunization best practices. They are intended for health care providers who work with underserved or under-resourced communities. The organizations are asking providers to fill out a brief survey by May 25 to help inform the topics offered in these courses.... Read More >>

Can effective antimicrobial stewardship decrease risk for sepsis?

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Three Good Things to develop resilience and optimism

As we learned during a session led by Dr. Bryan Sexton on Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change, providing a workplace environment that encourages positive emotions improves quality and patient safety. Positive emotions help us develop resilience to burnout. The great news is that resilience and optimism can be learned; they are not inherent.... Read More >>

Kaiser invests in gun violence study

Kaiser Permanente is investing $2 million in research to prevent gun injuries and death, launching the Kaiser Permanente Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention as part of its work, which seeks to reduce preventable gun-related injuries and death.... Read More >>

WSHA to host patient blood management in-person Safe Table May 16 in SeaTac

Join WSHA for a patient blood management (PBM) in-person Safe Table May 16 at The Conference Center at Sea-Tac Airport, with keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan H. Waters, who is a national expert in transfusion management, cell salvage and obstetrics. ... Read More >>

Course on prescribing treatment for opioid abuse May 25

n an effort to expand access to treatment, the Washington State Department of Health and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have sponsored courses to help providers become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and opioid use disorder. The next course is May 25 in Olympia. ... Read More >>

Health Care Without Harm to host community benefit, healthy food roundtable in Seattle June 12

Members of all hospitals across the state are invited to attend the "Community benefit and healthy food: Washington roundtable" from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle.... Read More >>

New tool to study emergency department utilization, readmissions

Researchers from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) believe that helping patients better manage uncertainty during and after an acute care episode can reduce the use of the emergency department by patients suffering from non-emergent conditions.... Read More >>

Last chance to register for the Patient Safety CEO & Trustee Summit April 30 or May 1

Now is your last chance to register for WSHA’s 2018 CEO & Trustee Patient Safety Summit April 30 or May 1. ... Read More >>

Reminder: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Saturday April 28 is the 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Unused prescription medications can be dropped off at a designated collection site between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 28.... Read More >>

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