Vizient PSO 2022 HRO and Safety Education Webinar Series - Creating a protected space for learning

November 16, 2022

Michael Callahan, a nationally recognized advisor to health care providers on the Patient Safety Act, will discuss the value of conducting privileged patient safety activities in a protected space to improve the quality of health care services and to reduce risk to patients. Organizations will learn how to best develop, update and implement your Patient Safety Evaluation System and related policies to address adverse patient events in a spirit of collegial and Just Culture approaches. Maximizing the privilege protections afforded under the Patient Safety Act will, in turn, lead to better patient outcomes.

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

1.    Identify ways to maximize the privilege protections afforded under the Patient Safety Act through recommended changes to their PSES and related policies and bylaws.
2.    Describe mistakes in PSES policy development based on court decisions that have interpreted the Patient Safety Act.
3.    Discuss recommendations on how to reduce the need to take disciplinary action against physicians and other health care personnel by using alternative remedial measures.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/16/2022 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
11/16/2022 - 12:00pm CST
Live Activity
United States

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. 

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Michael Callahan, JD
Senior Counsel

Planning committee members

Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS
AVP, Programs

Tammy Williams, MSN, RN, CPPS
Program director

Laura Hoffman, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Program Director

Katy Merkeley, RN, MHSA, PMP, CPPS
Program Director

Jim Lichauer, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
Project Manager, PI Collaboratives & Advisory - Pharmacy

Jay Prystowsky, MD, MBA
Principal, Operations & Quality

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):


This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.00 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.

Universal Activity Number:JA0006103-0000-22-162-L05-P


Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. 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

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
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