|Intensive Training Seminar Coming to Washington, DC Metro Area
A Few Openings Still Available
Excitement is building about our upcoming seminar, Hospitals and Communities Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care, to be held in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan Area. The intensive training seminar will be held at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 27-30, 2008.
The seminar will include new sessions on ambulatory care and the medical home, with an emphasis on adult health care.
Please call the Institute before making any flight or hotel reservations to be sure that there is still space, as we are almost sold out! Contact LeAndria Streeter at 301 652-0281 ext 16.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Washington, DC. If you are traveling to attend the seminar, take a few extra days to enjoy some sightseeing in our nation's capital.
|Evaluations Indicate that Atlanta Seminar was a Great Success. Evaluation Deadline Approaching
Now that the Atlanta Hospitals Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Seminar is over, we hope that those of you who attended find this experience motivating as you continue to initiate patient- and family-centered change within your organization. Thank you for spending these three and a half days with us in Atlanta and making the seminar a great success!
As a reminder, please submit your online evaluation as we are very interested in your comments and suggestions. We tailor each seminar based on the comments from our participants. If you are requesting a certificate for continuing education, you must submit this online evaluation, as well as having "signed-in" each day to verify your attendance. The online evaluation link closes on Monday, March 24 at 5:00 pm.
Here's what some attendees who have completed the evaluation have said:
"The entire seminar experience is priceless, and you will leave empowered and ready to provoke change in your institution."
"AMAZING!! I have never felt so motivated or enthused by any professional seminar in all my life!"
"Great seminar for those at any stage of incorporating PFCC in their organization. Builds enthusiasm and passion for this concept."
"A total immersion in patient- and family-centered concepts. You come away excited about the possibilities of what can be accomplished."
"It will change your nursing practice and how you see health care in the future."
"The conference is a MUST DO. It's not optional if you want to promote PFCC in your organization."
"Unbelievable experience - hard to imagine that PFCC needs to be a concentrated effort in healthcare...no brainer!!"
"I highly value the informative lectures as well as the expertise and passion of the presenters--it is contagious!"
"This seminar exceeded my expectations and has really fired me up to make it work in my hospital."
"Highest value of any work-related seminar I have ever attended."
|Participate in Two National Surveys about Pediatric Patient- and Family-Centered Care
The Institute for Family-Centered Care has been asked to participate in two surveys concerning patient- and family-centered care. Both surveyors are eager for input from parents and professionals and invite your participation.
A survey has been developed in preparation for an upcoming invitational National Summit in Detroit entitled: "Finding the Evidence/Highlighting the Disparities: National Summit on Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Pediatric Settings." The purpose of this 10-15 minute survey is to gather important information regarding the views of professionals, patients, and families concerning the state of evidence regarding patient- and family-centered care, as well as some possible disparities in the way this model of care is experienced by patients and families.
The results will be used to help establish national research and evidence- based practice priorities in this area as well as to advance discussions regarding curriculum content, outcome measurement, and identification of possible disparities related to patient- and family-centered care in clinical settings.
The survey will be closed on March 26, 2008. If you wish to participate in this survey use the following links.
Survey for Administrators
Survey for professionals and family experts
The Patient and Family Advisory Committee List Serve (PFAC) survey aims to capture key elements of Family Advisory Committees currently operating at children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. The goal is to provide clear, comparative information so that survey participants and others in the industry have accurate, evidence-based data to expand parent involvement and promote family-centered care in hospitals. The survey also attempts to capture data on parental involvement in quality, patient safety, and measurement, all key growth areas in family-centered care.
If you wish to participate in this survey use the following link:
The Patient and Family Advisory Committee List Serve (PFAC) Survey
|Introducing: Action Plan Updates
One of the unique features of the Hospitals Moving Forward Intensive Seminars is the opportunity to create action plans for patient- and family centered change, individualized for each hospital or health system. These plans demonstrate the promise of patient- and family-centered approaches to care across North America.
Seminar faculty members were impressed by the quality and energy reflected in the initial plans that the Atlanta participants shared with us. We would like to communicate and celebrate your successes as you begin to implement your plan. This is our way of highlighting a job well-done.
Many participants have asked about follow up. They are excited about sharing information about their own plans and to hear about their colleagues progress. We are eager to stay in touch with you to continue to learn about your successes and your challenges, and to help you connect with others who are committed to patient- and family-centered care.
Therefore beginning with the June 2008 e-newsletter, we will introduce a new monthly column, Action Plan Updates. Pinwheel Pages will feature updates, summaries, accomplishments, and the plans for future patient-and-family centered care projects in select hospitals.
Throughout the year, Institute staff will contact past Seminar participants to learn about the progress of action plans. When the group has achieved its goals, we would like to publicize an Action Plan Update to identify what worked well and what did not. We want to know which strategies you selected, steps you took to implement that strategy, some of the successes or lessons learned as a result of your efforts, and of course, the impact your hard work has had on the experience of care and other outcomes.
We hope this small act of celebration will give project team members an opportunity to feel good about their endeavors, each other, the successes they have attained, and the challenges they have addressed together.
Send your progress reports (to Institute@iffcc.org) if you don't hear from us soon. And stay tuned to read about this exciting work.
|Register NOW for IFCC Fall Seminar in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Come learn about Hospitals and Communities Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Institute is proud to offer its intensive training seminar, with leadership support from the Calgary Health Region, at The Westin Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on October 27-30, 2008.
Here is a sampling of topics:
• Primary care networks;
• Chronic disease
• Information technology
(electronic health records
• Partnerships with patient
and families; and
• Interprofessional practice.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour Calgary’s new Alberta Children's Hospital.
If you are interested in sending a team to this upcoming seminar,you may register now.
We would be delighted to have your participation.
Extend your stay before or after the seminar to take in the great Calgary sights. The options are endless—a wealth of cultural attractions in the city and beyond, plus festivals and parks await you. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the blue skies and the majesty of the Canadian Rockies, including Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
For more information on the local attractions, check out: http://www.tourismcalgary.com.