Webinar: Patient Safety and Nursing Education

Pan American Health Organization - Human Resources for Health Unity (HSS/HR) and John Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on Nursing is pleased to announce the Patient Safety and Nursing Education Webinar.

Link for registering for the webinar:


This webinar will be in English

Moderator:  Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb.  Associate Professor at the (JHUSON) and the School of Medicine’s Division of Health Sciences Informatics and a Core Faculty member in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Presenters: Dr. Mary McKay and Dr. Johis Ortega - University of Miami  School of Nursing and Health Studies-PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on Nursing. 

In 2009, Dr. McKay received the Faculty of the Year Award at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. She teaches assessment and medical surgical nursing courses, critical care, and the RN-BSN Program. Dr. McKay is an advanced registered family nurse practitioner and specializes in adult critical care.

Dr. Ortega is the undergraduate clinical placement and director of international programs at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. He holds a BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. He teaches Adult Health III, Role Transition, Pathophysiology, Leadership and Management, International Health “Transcultural Nursing”, Across Life Span, Leadership and Management, and Adult Medical Surgical.

Health care has been changing from a disease-centered model to a patient centered mode. Efforts to promote patient-centered care should consider helping patients to be more active in their health care. Patient safety and quality of health care has been an important matter to Nursing education and research in the last years. Technological innovations on nursing education such as the use of simulation and faculty competencies to use them have been an issue in most Schools and Colleges of Nursing in the region. Nursing has a key role to promote quality of care and safety to patients in any health service.



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Last update: Monday, 5 August 2019 - 11:42am

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