A National Quality Improvement Effort Focusing on Patient Safety and Health Outcomes
Recorded on August 22, 2011 (60 minutes)

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The Health Resources and Services Administrationís (HRSA) Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) is a breakthrough effort to improve the quality of health care across America by integrating evidence-based medication management services into the care of high-risk, high-cost, complex patients.

The PSPC works through interprofessional community-based health care teams.  Through an intensive series of Learning Sessions and Action Periods, PSPC teams learn, implement and refine the leading practices that have been found to significantly improve health outcomes and patient safety.

A key component is integration of medication management services onto the team to work collaboratively with nurses, physicians, and other team members to address polypharmacy and other common medication safety issues.

Join us in an informational webinar to kick off PSPC 4.0, the fourth year of PSPC.   Learn about high performing PSPC teams and the benefits of PSPC for patients.  Consider joining in through development of a team.  You can access additional information and resources at:  http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/clinical/patientsafety/index.html

Who should attend?
Nurses from all professional specialties;


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Marla Weston, PhD, RN
CEO, American Nurses Association

Krista Pedley, PharmD, MS
Commander, United States Public Health Service

Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN,
a nurse leader with nearly 30 years of diverse management experience in health care operations, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (ANF).

Prior to joining ANA, Dr. Weston served at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) first as program director in the Office of Nursing Services, and then as deputy chief officer in the departmentís Workforce Management and Consulting Office.

She oversaw policies, programs, and initiatives that supported the employees at all VHA facilities across the country. She also had responsibility for improving nurse retention, and for promoting nursing as an attractive career choice.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Weston served for four years as the executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association. During her tenure, membership increased 24 percent, while revenues rose 109 percent.

Dr. Weston graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelorís of science degree in nursing. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University, with a masterís of science degree in nursing. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Arizona, where she received an outstanding dissertation award.

Her dissertation, "Antecedents to control over nursing practice," addressed ways to increase the decision-making role of the hospital nurse Ė in short, nurse influence and power.

Krista Pedley, PharmD, MS
Commander, United States Public Health Service

CDR Krista M. Pedley
is the Director of the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Director of HRSAís Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC).  Her office administers the 340B Drug Pricing Program through which more than 16,000 outpatient clinics and hospitals purchase approximately $6 billion annually in discounted drugs.  CDR Pedley directs the work of community based teams enrolled in the PSPC and works with internal and external national stakeholders to improve medication use practices in the safety-net clinics and hospitals across the country. The mission of OPA is to increase access to clinically and cost-effective pharmacy services.  CDR Pedley is a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Services. 

CDR Pedley began her career as a pharmacist with the United States Public Health Service in 2000.  She was assigned to the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Generic Drugs, as a Project Manager for Bioequivalence and then as Medical Affairs Coordinator reviewing topical drug protocol design.  After five years, CDR Pedley transferred to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and then the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services where she served as Senior Public Health Analyst for the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP).  

CDR Pedley received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and her Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, with a Concentration in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management from George Washington University in 2008.  

Continuing Nurse Education contact hours will not be offered for this event