Pediatric Alliance 2024 Spring Forum

April 30, 2024 to May 1, 2024

This year's Pediatric Alliance Spring Forum offers a dynamic agenda, including interactive sessions on strategic planning, a review of the 2023 annual report and the 2024 SCOPS data tool. Participants will delve into the future of AI in clinical and supply chain operations, gain insights from supply chain thought leadership, supply assurance and disruptions, and explore strategies in re-building and creating a Value Analysis process in a post pandemic, and often, hybrid environment. The forum will also focus on leveraging collective power within the pediatric healthcare community, offering a unique opportunity for learning, collaboration, and advancement in the field.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Quality Professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:  

  • Discuss and understand the 2024 Strategic Priorities​
  • Discuss and understand the importance of staying ahead of cyber security technology and how important it is for all levels of clinical staff to be prepared in threat situations​
  • Discuss and understand what the supply chain clinical operations tool is how the data is compiled and what are key next steps in its development in a live environment.​
  • Discuss and understand how the supply chain clinical operations data points are used to develop annual budgeting​
  • Analyze the current landscape and benefits of AI and it's use in healthcare​
  • Identify barriers that may prevent the learner from incorporating AI technologies into their practice​
  • Understand executive leader's new perspectives in Thought Leadership in a post-pandemic era​
  • Discuss and review strategic ideas to create a streamlined process for Supply Assurance/Disruption​
  • ​Reframe the mindset in re-building a new VA structure in a post-pandemic environment​
  • Recognize how to help engage partnerships with clinical staff in the VA's current hybrid environments​
  • Identify a new VA strategy approach that enables stewardship of time and process​
  • Discuss and review strategic ideas to create a streamlined process for Supply Assurance/Disruption​
  • Review current product malfunctions, defects, and recall management processes​
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.75 ANCC
  • 8.75 CBRN
  • 8.75 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
04/30/2024
Course expires: 
06/29/2024
Event starts: 
04/30/2024 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/01/2024 - 10:30am CDT

FACULTY & PLANNERS

Faculty
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Organization 
Planning Committee
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Organization 
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Organization 
 
Samantha Gordon, MS 
CE Programs Manager              
Vizient, Inc.
 
Marilu Kelly, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHCP
Director, Continuing Education       
Vizient, Inc.

DISCLOSURE

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Disclosure Statements
 
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
 
None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
 
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Usage Disclosure: “Off-label/unapproved drug uses or products are mentioned within this activity.”
 
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Disclaimer
The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.

 

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Designation Statement(s)

Nurses (CNE)

This activity is designated for 8.75 contacts hours.
 
Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 8.75 contact hours.
 
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
 
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation.  Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 8.75 ANCC
  • 8.75 CBRN
  • 8.75 General CE - Attendance
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