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Vizient Offers Three-Part Education Series “Worker Safety: Caring for Caregivers after an Unexpected Event”

01/18/17

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IRVING, Texas
"Worker Safety: Caring for the Caregiver after an Unexpected Event"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced that it is offering a three-part education series focused on health care worker safety. The Community Knowledge Network Education Series, “Worker Safety: Caring for the Caregiver after an Unexpected Event” is part of Vizient’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) program offering. Part one of the series is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. CT. The educational sessions are open to all hospitals with no cost for participants.

The Community Knowledge Network Education Series focuses on special topics that are safety challenges facing the industry. Register now for the series.

Worker Safety: Caring for the Caregiver after an Unexpected Event
Part 1: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Part 2: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Part 3: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

Participants will gain understanding of the “second victim phenomenon” and various interventional strategies to support clinicians experiencing suffering as a second victim. Presenters include Roger Leonard, MD, MMM, CPE, Safety Consultant at MedStar Health, Inc. and Susan D. Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Manager of Patient Safety & Risk Management from the University of Missouri Health Care System, who will share important considerations related to healthcare team members involved in an unanticipated patient event, a medical error and/or a patient related injury and who experience trauma by the event.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, is dedicated to serving members and customers through innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers, and combined this represents almost $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. Headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7861
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com