Michael R. CohenThis year’s theme is Medication Safety: It Starts Before the Prescription. Our keynote speaker will be Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).Michael is a renowned expert in the advancement of safe medication practices. He is co-editor of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!, a publication which reaches 2 million US health professionals and consumers as well as regulatory authorities in over 30 countries. He served until recently as Vice Chair of the Patient Safety Advisory Group for the Joint Commission, is a consultant for the FDA and a member of the FDA Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee. He was recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in 2008.

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WOCPULSE of NY was founded in 1996 to empower patients and their families to be an active part of their healthcare team. Research shows that involved and informed patients have better outcomes. Medical errors cost the economy as much as $29 billion a year.

Women of Color in Today’s
Health Care Setting
February 10, 2016
Freeport, LI, NY

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Medication Safety:
It Starts Before the Prescription
April 18, 2016
Plainview, LI, NY

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Family Centered
Patient Advocacy Training
May 4 (part 1), May 11 (part 2) and May 18, 2016 (part 3)
Levittown, NY

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PULSE uses the stories and experiences of patients and their families, as well as information and research distributed by patient safety organizations, to educate and advocate for safe care.

PULSE workshops and community programs were developed with national and local leaders in patient safety. Participants often share health care experiences which PULSE uses to find solutions and make improvements. 89% of the people who were surveyed following PULSE of NY programs reported that they will change their behavior because of what they learned.


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PULSE of NY is a proud member of
council on patient safety