Demystifying Patient Safety to All in Healthcare

July 30, 1 PM-2 PM EST
Patient safety is a fundamental principle of healthcare and a major global concern. According to a new study by John Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing 250,000 deaths per year. This workshop will describe the components, typology, and classification of medical errors, as well as benefits and most common efforts to curb patient harm or injuries. The cost and myths related to medical errors will be covered, and major findings from the World Health Organization, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and The Joint Commission are included. The 2019 National Patient Safety Goals will be reviewed, as well as the interpreting standards directly reflecting patient safety concerns.
Learning objectives:
1. Understand the basic facts and dispel myths about patient safety
2. Know the 2019 Patient Safety Goals
3. Review the interpreter standards of practice that relate to patient safety
This webinar is approved for 1 CE credit by CCHI, 0.1 RID CEU, and 0.1 IMIA/NBCMI CEU (Education Registry ID 19-1087, expires on 7/1/2021).
Cost: $25.

About the presenter:

Izabel E. T. de V. Souza (formerly Arocha), M.Ed., CMI-S, PhD. is an international leader, speaker and consultant on intercultural communication and medical interpreting with numerous published academic articles. Dr. Souza served as president and executive director of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and Secretary General for the International Federation of Translators. Cambridge Health Alliance relied on her work as Cultural and Linguistic Educator to train healthcare professionals on how to work effectively with diverse patients and healthcare interpreters. As an interpreter educator, at Boston University, I2B, Cambridge College, and Bridging the Gap, she has taught hundreds to enter the field. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of interpreters, and authored a book based on her work at Osaka University: Intercultural Mediation in Healthcare. Currently she is the project leader for ISO 21998, Healthcare Interpreting, and co-Editor of a trilogy called Handbook of Research on Medical Interpreting.