Program Listing

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Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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Designing the Healthcare-Community-Based Organization Connection of the Future
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

A key component of CHA’s Statewide Collaborative to Address Social Determinants of Health is the development of a technological platform through which hospitals/healthcare providers and community-based organizations communicate to effectively manage patients’ social determinants of health related needs.  In October, CHA will hold a program focused on designing the referral and communication process for the future.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Safe Patient Handling Forum
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

As part of our statewide Safer Hospitals Initiative CHA, in partnership with PMA Companies, is hosting a Safe Patient Handling Forum on October 25 at CHA in Wallingford, CT.  This Board-driven initiative is focused on providing healthcare staff with strategies and practices to improve worker safety, minimize workplace violence, and facilitate the adoption of peer-to-peer support programs.  

The Forum will feature data-driven best practices, industry standards, and new strategies for reducing patient handling injuries.  Attendees will have an opportunity to view and learn more about safe patient handling equipment currently on the market.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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De-escalation Training
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $45
  • Other Member: $45
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA is approved by CPI to provide an abridged version of its Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® foundation course using a blend of online and classroom learning to its members.  This program will provide attendees with CPI’s Blue Card™ confirmation.  Included in this program is approximately two hours of online pre-work and a pre-testPlease note: the pre-work and pre-test must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of the program at CHA.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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HRO Leadership Method Training
Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Leadership Method Training is for organizations that are new to high reliability or for new management employees in organizations that are already on the high reliability journey.  Both hospital and ambulatory organization leadership practices will be addressed.  The leadership session is designed to teach hospital or ambulatory leaders the concepts of high reliability science and behaviors.  The sessions are structured for leaders at the manager level and above. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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HRO Safety Coach Training
Friday, November 2, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors, designed to recognize and acknowledge good high reliability behavior and to remind people about opportunities to improve behavior that does not stay true to high reliability concepts. 

Lunch will be provided.  Registration and lunch begin at 12:30.

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HRO Rounding to Influence
Friday, November 2, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The program teaches leaders how to go out on the units to coach, mentor, and sustain high reliability habits and practices by interacting with front line staff and medical staff. 

Breakfast will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30.

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Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare
Monday, November 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $279 per Acute Care hospital member attendee (total cost for both sessions)
  • Other Member: $309 per CHA Other member attendee (total cost for both sessions)
  • Non-Member: N/A

As the demands of health reform drive change in all areas of healthcare delivery, hospital leaders are focused on transforming their organizations through strategies that simultaneously increase revenue and sharply reduce costs. Lean principles offer leaders a management system and methodology that improves team engagement, eliminates road blocks, and allows hospitals to improve the quality of care for patients by reducing errors and waste streams, including wait times. It is a systematic approach to reducing costs and risks, while simultaneously setting the stage for growth and expansion.

Please note: this is a two-session program, participants should attend both sessions.  The second session will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during each session.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Create a Safer Hospital Initiative at Your Hospital
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Utilizing the principles of high reliability, participants will learn strategies and tools to enhance worker safety, minimize workplace violence, and facilitate the adoption of peer-to-peer support programs for healthcare workers and team members.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Hunger and Health in Connecticut
Thursday, November 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, in conjunction with the Connecticut Food Bank, CHA will host a program on food insecurity.  Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernard Beaudreau will begin the program of an overview of hunger and food insecurity in Connecticut, drawing upon the work of his organization in providing nutritious food to people in need through an extensive network of community-based food programs. The following program sessions will include what Connecticut is doing to address food insecurity and successful initiatives.

CHA is hosting a food drive.  Please refer to the Healthy Food Donation List (found on the portal.ct.gov website) and plan to bring a non-perishable food item to the program.  Donations will be distributed by the Connecticut Food Bank.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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2018 Nurse Leadership Forum
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $235 per person for the 1st–4th CHA Acute Care Hospital Member. $210 per person for the 5th–9th registrant from the same Acute Care Hospital Member institution. $190 per person for the 10th and more registrants from the same Acute Care Hospital Member.
  • Other Member: $260 per person for the 1st–4th CHA Other Members. $235 per person for the 5th–9th registrant from the same CHA Other Member institution. $210 per person for the 10th and more registrants from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $500 per person

Please save the date for the 2018 Nurse Leadership Forum. This year’s forum will be focused on a range of issues impacting the transformation underway in healthcare, including strategies and practical tools to help nurse leaders not only survive—but thrive in this constantly changing environment.

We are pleased to have Ben Nemtin (pictured right) present the keynote address at this year’s Forum. Number one New York Times Bestselling author, and star of MTV’s The Buried Life, Ben Nemtin’s story began 1O years ago. Wanting to change the monotony of day-to-day life in college, he and his friends set out on a two-week road trip with a camera and a borrowed RV to complete a list of “100 things to do before you die.” For each item they accomplished on their list, they helped complete strangers cross something off their own list. Since then, Mr. Nemtin and his friends have crossed off nearly all 100 list items and they have encouraged millions to
believe that anyone can achieve their dreams.

His bucket list quest has taken him from the White House playing basketball with President Obama (#95), to Oprah’s couch (#61), to having a beer with Prince Harry in London (#82). Currently, Mr. Nemtin is crossing off ‘#91: Make a Movie’, with The Buried Life feature documentary film set to release this year.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is important to determine how well your problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills are keeping pace with the everchanging healthcare environment. For those who attended “Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in March or September, this is the second course in the two-part program and provides additional development for all managers—those who are new to the role and those who want to continually improve their skills.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Conflict Management: Engaging the Difficult Employee
Thursday, November 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

It is clear to almost everyone that conflict is inevitable in life—in our personal lives as well as in the workplace. Different personalities, different work styles, cultural/ethnic norms, and differences in generational mix, all lead to an endless possibility of conflict surfacing at work.

What is not so clear is the role conflict plays in the process of change and effective team problem solving—both major factors in improving organization performance. How can we recognize and manage the sources and trigger points of conflict? When is conflict healthy—what makes it destructive? How can we reduce or defuse unnecessary conflict? What are the various styles of dealing with conflict, and the risks and benefits of each approach?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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De-escalation Training
Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $45
  • Other Member: $45
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA is approved by CPI to provide an abridged version of its Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® foundation course using a blend of online and classroom learning to its members.  This program will provide attendees with CPI’s Blue Card™ confirmation.  Included in this program is approximately two hours of online pre-work and a pre-testPlease note: the pre-work and pre-test must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of the program at CHA.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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CPQC: Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes
Monday, November 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us for the annual Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative conference at CHA, which will focus on Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes.  Sarah Taylor, MD, Pediatrician, Yale New Haven Hospital, will present on the role of socioeconomic and racial disparities in human milk production. She will also discuss leveraging the power of a perinatal quality collaborative to achieve change.

Heather Burris, MD, MPH, Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, will present on the epigenetics in racial disparities. The Conference will also include a session on the CAPTA legislation from the Department of Children and Family’s Deputy Commissioner Kristina Stevens, and a session on maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S. by Andreea A. Creanga, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of International Health & Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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ICU Infections: How Do We Get to Zero? - Morning Session
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Infection frequency has decreased in Connecticut but in many parts of the country, ICUs have no infections.  Learn from best practices and new science as we tackle those remaining infections.

This morning session will focus on clinical interventions and feature Dr. Jennifer Meddings from University of Michigan. Attendees will be clinical ICU nurses, intensivists and other physicians, advanced practice providers, infection preventionists, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists, all of whom play a role in keeping ICUs infection-free.

The session is sponsored by HRET through funding from the CDC.

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ICU Infections: How Do We Get to Zero? - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Infection frequency has decreased in Connecticut but in many parts of the country, ICUs have no infections. Learn from best practices and new science as we tackle those remaining infections.

The afternoon session will focus on environmental services science and best practices to keep the environment microbe-free.  This session is provided for infection preventionists, clinical ICU nurses, facilities staff, and environmental services workers.

 

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Peer Supporter Training
Friday, November 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Gerald Lewis, PhD, will provide training for peer supporters and those who will train peer supporters in their organizations.  Dr. Lewis has worked with national and international government agencies, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and private businesses on a wide range of work, behavioral health, and organizational issues.  His focus is facilitating organizational recovery and resiliency with the emphasis on “people-recovery.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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HRO Train-the-Trainer
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The model for spreading the training to the rest of the staff is a train-the-trainer model.  The training is scripted.  It requires an enthusiastic participant who is willing to make time to train others within the organization.  Other hospitals in Connecticut have trained educators, front-line managers, and senior leaders, including the CEO, as part of the training contingent.  Train-the-trainer sessions are for hospitals and ambulatory practices. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30.

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HRO Worker Safety and Worker Engagement
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

One priority endorsed by the Committee on Patient Care Quality is worker safety. This includes workplace violence and worker engagement. This curriculum teaches the hospitals how to incorporate worker safety into the high reliability activity and help contribute to the sustainability model.  

Lunch will be provided.  Registration and lunch begin at 12:30.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This session, for your Human Resources executives and anyone else who manages people, will train your staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event – to focus on the behavior rather than the outcome.  

Breakfast will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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