PROFESSIONALS FOR PATIENT SAFETY 

               *There is no fee for membership

                                    
Empowering Patients and Health Care Professionals, One Community at a Time

Why Wait for the Next Conference - Start a PPS in Your Community!


About Professionals for Patient Safety
Professionals for Patient Safety are members of the health care workforce (current or retired), patient advocates, 

people who care for others as caregivers and all community members who have experience with the health care system

who want to empower patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system for safe, quality care.

Are you tired of waiting for conferences that happen only a few times a year, cost thousands of dollars in admission and travel and cover topics that may not be helpful in the “real” world of patient safety?  Then, you have to figure out how to educate others or implement what you have learned to make it work while working in the healthcare system or volunteering in the community.

We make it easy.  Professionals for Patient Safety on Long Island meet monthly to talk about patient safety in any area of healthcare and we include healthcare professionals, caregivers, patients and their family members.  Anyone is invited to discuss the topic or patient safety in an informal gathering meant for meaningful conversation.

Have dinner and discuss what is important to you. 

During meeting time:

  • Stay on topic and follow the agenda when there is one
  • One person speaks at a time during open discussion  
  • Listen to understand, not to contradict  
  • Respect the views of others
  • Check your understanding by asking questions, other prying questions are discouraged
  • Constructive, honest debate is desirable 
  • Silence is agreement 
  • Attack problems, not people
  • Comments should be short and to the point. Continue too long and anyone can speak up. 
  • What is said here stays here until otherwise notified
  • Phone calls and texting should be taken outside the room
  • Share what has worked for you, not what others “should” do. We are looking for solutions, not advice (unless someone wants advice)
  • The use of identifying names is discouraged

     Add your own and share during introductions:____________________


Meeting start with introductions, topic for discussion or guest speaker and anyone who has a patient safety concern is encouraged to share what is on their mind.

Contact Pulse CPSEA to arrange a professional speaker to come to your community or to present to your organization or if you would like to come to the next meeting to present to the PPS 516-579-4711.


*To be considered a member, you should plan to attend at least five meetings a year and participate in some committee work.
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PPS FOUNDING MEMBERS 2014

Marissa Abram, PhD, PMHNP-BC CASAC
Ilene Corina
Leslie Farrington, MD
Andrea Goldstein, RN, MS
Beverly R. James, RN, BSN
Eva O’Brien, RN
Clemencia Solorzano, PharmD