Free Webinar: Tools to Improve Safety of Patients with Limited English Proficiency

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), comes a new proficiency module and guide: “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide.”

Including videos, handouts, and train-the-trainer materials, the module is aimed to help hospitals better identify, report and prevent medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Find out more about the TeamSTEPPS patient safety teamwork system, and access the new TeamSTEPPS LEP module and Hospital Guide

You can also learn more about these tools by viewing the free upcoming webinar next Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET.

From AHRQ’s email alerts, “the Webinar, “Identifying and Preventing Medical Errors in Patients with Limited-English Proficiency: New Tools for the Field,” will highlight the key aspect of the TeamSTEPPS module and Hospital Guide, as well as lessons learned to date from implementation on the frontline. Speakers include:

  • Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH – Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Cindy Brach, MPP – Senior Health Policy Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Anabela Nunes, MBA – Director of Medical Interpreter Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • John Cowden, MD, MPH – Interim Section Chief, General Pediatrics, Medical Director, Office of Equity and Diversity, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics”

Pre-registration is required for the webinar.

2 thoughts on “Free Webinar: Tools to Improve Safety of Patients with Limited English Proficiency

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