Patient Safety Resources Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines – Part 2

The fact that patient safety is a “hot topic” is witnessed by the explosion of website resources and organizations in the field that are addressing this issue. There have been a number of questions on MEDLIB-L related to librarians participating in patient safety within their institutions.  This interactive seminar focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities – both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. These lecture, discussion and brainstorming sessions will help librarians in all fields become effective agents for improving patient safety.

Participants will receive 2.5 MLA-approved CE hours for this seminar.  CHIS Level II approved

Dates: Part 1: Wednesday, December 3rd from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
               Part 2: Wednesday, December 10th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Preregistration is required.  Please click here to register for this class.  Note: you only need to register for one session, but you must attend both sessions to receive CE Credit.  Partial credit will not be issued for attending one session.

This seminar is being offered free-of-charge to all NN/LM member libraries, although priority will be given to HSLANJ members.

MBurdaAbout the Instructor:  

Michelle Burda’s experience in healthcare spans from her past career as a clinical microbiologist to that of a medical and consumer health librarian. She has worked in both small community and large academic hospital settings providing medical and healthcare information to staff, patients and families. She is currently the Network and Advocacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). In this position she is responsible for MAR membership and resource sharing including DOCLINE training, outreach and training to MAR members in NLM disaster and emergency preparedness information resources, health literacy information for healthcare professionals, evidence-based practice and consumer health resources. Michelle is also involved with promoting new roles for hospital librarians.

In her position, she has contributed her skills and talents as a teacher, collaborator, advocate and partner, establishing relationships with NN/LM stakeholders to identify their health information needs.