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Patient Safety - The Virtual Edition: On Demand

Integrating multiple disciplines relating to patient safety, healthcare epidemiology, public health, risk management and infection control and prevention, Patient Safety - The Virtual Edition provided attendees with a host of content you can now catch up with on demand. 

Simply click on the sessions that interest you, fill in your details and watch for free!

Please note that as Patient Safety - The Virtual Edition has finished, these sessions will no longer provide CME credits.


Opening & welcome address: Patient Safety in the era of pandemic

Dr Ellahham will give a brief overview of what it means to be a patient safety professional at this time – is this the turning point for safety professionals? Do we finally have a seat at the table? Are we there to stay?

Speaker

  • Dr. Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, FACMQ, FACC, FAHA,FCCP, FACP,FCCP, Regional Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Director - Accreditation; Cardiology Consultant - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Industry Talks

Presented by BD: Advancing the World of Health: A Patient’s Journey to Safety

Join us for a unique and immersive experience at the BD Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence in Dubai. We at BD have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes and the safety/efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery processes, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics.

Speakers

  • Dewanand Mahto, Clinical Development Manager, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions-BD Scientific
  • Doaa Hussein
  • Karim SHAKER, Marketing Manager, Diabetes Care - BD Scientific
  • Mohamad Kurdi, Clinical Affairs Manager, BD Biosciences - BD Scientific
  • Neeraj Maxwell, Product Manager, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions - BD Scientific
  • Patricia Chapman, Clinical Resource Consultant, Medication Delivery Solutions-BD Scientific
  • Radwa Elsawah, Product Manager, Medication Management Solutions-BD Scientific
  • Tarek Kassab, Clinical Strategy Leader, BD

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Presented by ASP: Enhancing your CSSD Workflow with STERRAD® Systems with ALLClear™ Technology & STERRAD® Velocity™ BI/PCD

During this session you will learn more about the latest generation of STERRAD Systems with ALLClear technology and all about the new VELOCITY BI/PCD, the only 2in1 Biological Indicator and Process Challenge Device currently available.

We will discuss on how these technologies can enhance compliance & efficiency, while keeping your patients, users and the environment safe!

Speaker

  • Xanthie Christoforatou, Marketing Manager EMEA - Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP)

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Presented by BD: On Two Fronts… COVID-19 and Cancer Care… A Winnable War?

The theme of the session [product agnostic] will focus on the ‘forgotten victims’ of the Covid-19 pandemic: the oncology patients who have been somehow side-lined in the midst of this acute crisis, but who still suffer and need their therapy. Surely patient safety and wellbeing will be a key refrain throughout the presentation.

Speaker

  • James Waterson, Medical Affairs Manager - Medication Management Solutions - BD Scientific

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Presented by Kiwi Medical Supplies: Pre-Cleaning, Disinfection, Storage & Transportation of Instruments

Why is Pre-Cleaning/Disinfection of surgical instruments so important and what are the best practices? Sterility of the set is time and event-related. How can we ensure proper storage & transportation of sets inside and outside the hospital.

Speakers

  • Ben Siegmund, International Sales Manager-Borer Chemie AG
  • Jacqui Donaghy, Global Business Manager - Key Surgical
  • Matthias Buhmann, Scientific Affairs Manager - Borer Chemie AG
  • Rohit Jaisinghani, Kiwi Medical Supplies LLC

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Patient Safety

 

Panel discussion: The expedited role of high technology & AI in patient safety

How big is the potential to improve patient safety through AI & technology? Is it worth the investment? Join this high-level panel as they discuss their own experiences with technology in healthcare while navigating the benefits and risks associated with the use of technology and AI in patient safety.

  • Atif Al Braiki, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Health Data Services (Malaffi)
  • Brian de Francesca, Chief Executive Officer, Ver2 Digital Medicine
  • Dr Jeffrey Chapman, Chair - Respiratory Institute, Chief of the Quality & Patient Safety Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Dr. Osama Abouelkhir, MD, CPHQ - CEO of TachyHealth
  • Mariano Gonzalez, Vice Chair of the Board, Danat Al Emarat Hospital; Senior Advisor to the Board-UEMedical
  • Siddharth Saha, Vice President - Research, Transformational Health-Frost & Sullivan

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Interactive Q&A: Population Health BC and AC: Before COVID & After COVID

Is population health the cornerstone of a resilient health system, better prepared to improve public health? The speaker provides the answers in this informative session.

Speakers

  • Dr Rahul Goyal, Dr Rahul Goyal, Senior Vice President Clinical Engagement and Adoption, Malaffi; Consultant Family Medicine MD, MRCGP, MRCOphth. (Lond)
  • Prof David B Nash, Founding Dean Emeritus & Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy, Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)

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Plenary: The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) - Patient safety - Back to the basics

Have patient safety professionals forgotten the basic tenets of the profession? Considering the COVID pandemic - is now the best time to return to the basics? Hear from the experts!

Speakers

  • Dr David Mayer, Executive Director MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety; CEO; Patient Safety Movement Foundation
  • Dr Michael Ramsay, Board Chairman – 2020-Patient Safety Movement Foundation
  • Martin Hatlie, Co-Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
  • Vonda Vaden Bates, Alliance Builder & Leadership Coach - Patient Safety Movement Foundation

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Improving patient safety by bridging the information gap – the case of health information exchange

In today’s era of data-driven healthcare, the industry can turnaround decades of lost ground in patient safety and finally make much needed improvement in preventable errors.

Speakers

  • Dr Rahul Goyal, Dr Rahul Goyal, Senior Vice President Clinical Engagement and Adoption, Malaffi; Consultant Family Medicine MD, MRCGP, MRCOphth. (Lond)
  • Prof Khaled Salah, Prof of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Khalifa University

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Patient safety leadership during Covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed the weaknesses of modern healthcare models and accelerated the need for effective leadership. This session gives practical strategies to help leaders promote collaboration and leadership development throughout their organizations.

Speakers

  • Dr Mike Durkin, Senior Advisor on Patient Safety Policy and Leadership, Institute of Global Health Innovation - Imperial College London
  • Siddharth Saha, Vice President - Research, Transformational Health-Frost & Sullivan

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Plenary: Joint Commission International (JCI-USA) Quality, safety and accreditation in our changed world

COVID-19 has changed everything forever! More so for patient safety and quality experts. What does the new world mean for the profession and what does the future hold? Our JCI speaker has the answers.

Speaker

  • Dr Kathy Leonhardt, Principal Consultant: International Quality and Patient Safety - Joint Commission International (JCI)

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Case study: Every day Is Patient Safety Day in the National Maternity Hospital (NMH)

Patient Safety, leadership, COVID-19 – the NMH team shares their pandemic experience.

Speakers

  • Clare O'Dwyer, Clinical Risk Manager - National Maternity Hospital
  • Dr Luke Feeney, Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety - National Maternity Hospital
  • Laurence Rousseill, Clinical Risk Manager - National Maternity Hospital

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Blockchain technology for patient safety

Blockchain technology? Patient Safety? Where’s the connection and how can blockchain solve patient safety concerns? Get your answers here.

Speakers

  • Prof Graham Bell, Professor of Bioinformatics - Nottingham Trent University
  • Prof Khaled Salah, Prof of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Khalifa University

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The use of AI and Machine learning to identify risk factors in COVID19

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning provides opportunities to identify the health risks of patients and thus influence patient safety outcomes. How can institutions utilise these further to mitigate risk?

Speakers

  • Prof Graham Bell, Professor of Bioinformatics - Nottingham Trent University
  • Prof Khaled Salah, Prof of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Khalifa University

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Artificial Intelligence and Patient Safety: Focus on COVID-19

The role of AI in routine diagnosis and treatment is growing steadily and so is its significance in avoiding medical errors and ensuring patient safety. What more can be expected from this tool?

Speaker

  • Dr. Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, FACMQ, FACC, FAHA,FCCP, FACP,FCCP, Regional Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Director - Accreditation; Cardiology Consultant - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Keynote presentation: 22nd century care: Patient care disrupts healthcare

In the race to transform care delivery, reduce health care costs and improve access to meet consumer expectations, this is a defining moment for the healthcare industry.

Speakers

  • Dr Jeffrey Chapman, Chair - Respiratory Institute, Chief of the Quality & Patient Safety Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Gora Datta, Founding Co-Chair, HL7 Mobile Health Work Group; Executive Director (Industry), Smart Pandemic Management, University of California

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CSSD

 

Challenges during & in a post-COVID environment from OR Perspective

This presentation will answer questions about the CSSD department’s readiness and methods required for conducting safe surgery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker

  • Claire Jones Manning, Deputy Head of Operations: ICU, Theatres, Anaesthetics, Pain & Sleep, Leicester Royal Infirmary - Uni. Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Importance of equipment IFUS

With medical devices/instruments becoming more and more complex in design - the products used to make them require more attention. This presentation illustrates how much more critical it is to follow IFUs.

Speaker

  • Tahseen Mousa, Senior Sterile Processing Technician-Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Cleaning challenges of CSSD on invasive medical devices related to biofilm

Biofilm is one of the most important challenges to confront CSSD technicians. It’s impact on instrument processing cycle has only been identified and confirmed within the past few years – this presentation digs deep into this formidable opponent and gives solutions to overcome the many challenges it presents.

Speaker

  • Lheonel Gersaniba, CSSD Technician - Mediclinic Al Jowhara

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Sterilization standard updates

The speaker will discuss the new AORN guideline format, changes to the revised AORN Attire Guideline, revisions to the updated AORN Guideline and so much more!

Speakers

  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Susan Klacik, Clinical Educator - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management ( IAHCSMM)

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Importance of high-level disinfection for ultrasound probe

A closer look at ultrasound transducer disinfection and why it matters now more than ever.

Speaker

  • M. Robert De Jong, RDMS, RVT, FAIUM, FSDMS, Owner & Independent Consultant - Bob DeJong

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Steam quality in CSSD

Within CSSD, steam quality can be easily neglected – but how much influence does it have? And why is it important? Get your answers.

Speaker

  • Tariq Assaf, Acting CSSD Manager - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

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Lean management practices in CSSD

Equipment processing errors are a barrier to the highest quality and safety in a healthcare facility. Can substantial improvements be made to avoid these errors using lean techniques?

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N95 mask disinfection response to COVID-19

Healthcare workers, facing the shortage of protective equipment such as N95 masks, are left with no other option but to reuse their gear. How can they do so safely?

Speaker

  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Sterilization and Central Sterile Services Departments – COVID-19 Challenges

COVID-19 has put CSSD in the spotlight – bringing with it more challenges than ever. It has also created room for more innovation –hear all about it in this session!

Speakers

  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Trevor Duffy, Decontamination Lead & CSSD Manager, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Manual washing of surgical instruments

Instrument cleaning has become a major focus in hospitals and knowledge of the latest industry recommendations, guidelines and standards, combined with practical skills, ensures that reusable medical devices are safe for handling and patient use.

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Keynote: Problems & approaches to COVID-19

This session examines the challenges brought about by the current climate of COVID-19 as well as the best practices, tools and technology used in the sterile processing field today.

Speakers

  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Prof Ronald J. Russell, President, Irish Decontamination Institute

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An introduction to ISO 13485 requirements in a CSSD setting

A step-by-step guide to achieving ISO 13485:2016 in a Clinical Sterile Services Department (CSSD) hospital setting.

Speaker

  • Geraldine McNulty, Decontamination Lead/Medical Device - Kings College Hospital Dubai

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Preparing for a successful audit

How can you prepare for a successful audit? Get your pointers here.

Speakers

  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Jorden Jackers, Assistant Manager Surgical Services - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Quality assurance in CSSD

As sterilization processes became more sophisticated with more scientific monitoring practices coming to the fore - an overall quality assurance program requires better planning. This session will show you how.

Speaker

  • Ameena Hassan, CSSD In-charge, Clinical Resourse Nurse, BLS Coordination - Fujairah Hospital

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Challenging the turnaround time of surgical instrument

The demand for faster turn-around of surgical instruments is constantly hampered by several time-related challenges. In addition, when processes are fragmented and the instrument management process is less than ideal, turnaround time can also increase. This session will deliver strategies to deal with these issues.

Speaker

  • Assaf AlMalki, Director - Sterilization and Distribution Center

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The unconventional CSSD journey - Lessons in leadership and development

Personal and professional experiences in CSSD – hear from our expert.

Speakers

  • Damien Berg, Regional Manager Sterile Processing - UCHealth
  • Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Infection Control

COVID-19 pandemic - What have we learned?

Almost 10months since the pandemic started – what have we learned? What can we do to improve our response to this pandemic? What’s In the future?

Speaker

  • Dr Wai Khuan Ng, Principal Consultant, Infection Prevention & Control-Joint Commission International (JCI)

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Nuances of pandemic preparations: a rational approach

Speakers

  • Abeer Mohammed Khalaf, Prevention and Control of Infection Manager, Infection Control – Nursing-Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Preparing health systems for managing outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases

Calls for strong and resilient health systems have arisen in the wake of several emerging infectious disease (EID) outbreaks in the recent past. The speaker will delve into the building blocks of such a robust system.

Speaker

  • Elias Tannous, Infection Control Specialist - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Keynote: A new paradigm for pandemic preparedness - The Korean experience

Our keynote will deliver a personal testimonial of the COVID pandemic in Korea. He will delve into the infection control measures taken and how they mitigated risk in the country. Don’t miss this case study!

Speakers

  • Dr Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi, Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital, Head & Consultant - ICU-Dubai Hospital
  • Dr Chinhak Chun, Head of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and Infection Control, Mediplex Sejong Hospital

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Safety First: Healthcare worker’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

How can healthcare institutions ensure the safety of frontline healthcare workers during a pandemic? Hear the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi experience.

Speaker

  • Dr Allison Herbert, Staff Physician - Department of Preventive Medicine and Executive Health, Medical Subspecialties Institute - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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The hospital environment - is it safe enough to prevent healthcare-associated infection?

HAIs are a major cause of mortality and morbidity and provide challenge to clinicians. The speaker will provide evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of HAIs.

Speaker

  • Hajar Ali Aldhanhani, Senior Charge Nurse/Unit Manager - Infection Control-NUICIC(Dep) – Nursing-Tawam Hospital

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Minimum requirements for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC): Where to start in settings with limited resources

A realistic, stepwise approach for creating and implementing strong and effective IPC programmes in low resource settings.

Speakers

  • Dr Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi, Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital, Head & Consultant - ICU-Dubai Hospital
  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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A decade of influenza epidemiology and innovation

What has been learned about influenza pandemics in the last decade? What has this taught us about the nature of influenza pandemics and how can we use his knowledge to increase innovation?

Speakers

  • Dr Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi, Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital, Head & Consultant - ICU-Dubai Hospital
  • Dr Stefan Weber, Consultant Physician;Reference Laboratory for Infection Disease - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

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Interactive Q&A: Putting healthcare in public health: Healthcare epidemiology as a staple of public health programs

An argument for renewed focus on healthcare epidemiology as a requirement in public health programmes.

Speakers

  • Dr Aden Bashir, Advisor: Quality monitoring, Healthcare Quality - Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Innovations in infection prevention in high-risk populations

COVID-19 has created space for ingenuity – more so in the world of infection control. Learn about some of these innovations in this session.

Speakers

  • Dr Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi, Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital, Head & Consultant - ICU-Dubai Hospital
  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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