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Quality Management Systems Creating Implementing and Improving
8/14/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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All parts of the Pharmaceutical Quality System should be adequately resourced with competent personnel, and suitable and sufficient premises, equipment and facilities. There are additional legal responsibilities for the holder of the Manufacturing Authorisation and for the Qualified Person(s). The basic concepts of Quality Management, Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Risk Management are inter-related.

Understanding Combination Products Requests for Designation and Product Jurisdiction
8/14/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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This webinar will provide a detailed discussion of understanding the definition of a combination product, the categories of combination products, how combination products are reviewed, how to assemble a request for designation (RFD) and how to work with FDA when submitting applications for combination products. To do this it will reference the extensive information provided by FDA's Office of Combination Products.

Perth Starters
8/14/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Windsor Hotel, South Perth South Perth Australia
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We are a group of founders (developers, marketers, business people etc.) who meet weekly to support each other in our efforts to build lean startups using customer development and agile software development.

Hack Night
8/14/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9 Elliewood Ave Charlottesville, Virginia United States
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HackCville's weekly hack night encourages members and curious guests to come work on your projects and learn about projects by other members.

Make Lehigh Valley Open Hack
8/14/2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Makerspace of Hive 4A Allentown, Pennsylvania United States
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Open Hack Nights provide an opportunity for folks who are interested in learning more about Make Lehigh Valley and the Hive4A MakerSpace to come on out and join in the fun! FAQ for first-time hackers.

Downtown Podcast
8/14/2014 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ogden Las Vegas, Nevada United States
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Want to know what’s happening in Downtown Vegas and #VegasTech? Come see the Downtown Podcast team tape the weekly podcast LIVE!

Tech Coast Conference
8/15/2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Advanced Technology Center Jacksonville, Florida United States
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This event is a collaborative effort to highlight the skilled talent pool, local companies, and emerging trends in Jacksonville's tech community.

Measurement Uncertainty in Microbiology
8/18/2014 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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Many microbiology laboratories are confused about what MU is, how to calculate it and how to apply it. We will discuss what is needed to meet the accreditation requirement for MU, including, what data to collect and how to analyze it. Also a practical step by step approach to data compilation specifically applicable to microbiology will be discussed.

Flashstarts 2014 Demo Day
8/18/2014 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Playhouse Sqaure's Allen Theatre Cleveland, Ohio United States
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Twelve startup teams will graduate from Flashstarts' 12-week software startup accelerator and present their innovative solutions and companies. Event will include team presentations and a reception in Playhouse Square’s historic Allen Theatre.

Workplace Violence Plans Policies and Procedures Webinar By MentorHealth
8/19/2014 10:00 AM - 11:16 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: The scope and impact of workplace violence in healthcare setting. How common is it? What is the financial cost? How does it impair the ability of a healthcare organization to provide quality care and attract as well as retain employees.

The four types of workplace violence and their associated risk factors.

Workplace violence prevention program elements including- Management Commitment and Employee Involvement: Without active participation from "C" level on down the effectiveness of workplace violence policies will be greatly reduced.

Worksite Analysis: Surveying the physical plant to identify hazards and deficiencies and recommend action to reduce the opportunity for and the likelihood of violence is often the best first step. A process for maintaining, reviewing and analyzing records of workplace violence incidents to determine how future occurrences could be prevented should be implemented.

Training and Education: Employees need to be trained on how to respond if confronted by violence or potential violence. The organization's policies, and the safety of patients, visitors and them employee must be covered. This should include the concept of "Universal Precautions for Violence", i.e., that violence should be expected, but can be avoided or mitigated through preparation. Employees should receive regular training on:

Early recognition of escalating behavior or warning signs

Ways to prevent volatile situations and de-escalate individuals

Protecting oneself and others in violent situations

Why should you attend: Workplace violence continues to emerge as an important issue in healthcare facilities. Violence against healthcare practitioners, including nurses, physicians, social workers, emergency responders, and others can foster medical errors, reduce patient satisfaction, contribute to preventable adverse outcomes, increase the cost of care, and cause qualified clinicians, administrators and managers to seek new positions in less hazardous work environments.

OSHA, state regulators, The Joint Commission of Health Care Accreditation, DNV and HFAP and various industry groups have begun to push for "universal precautions for violence". That is, that violence should be expected but can be avoided or mitigated through personal safety training. Frequent training also can reduce the likelihood of being assaulted.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities should, and generally do, employ a variety of safeguards and work diligently to maintain a safe place for employees, patients and visitors. Yet despite these effort workplace violence can never be completely prevented and healthcare campuses are vulnerable.

Incidents involving gunfire (So called "Active Shooter" events.) are the most spectacular and therefore draw most media attention. However, as this type of event is extremely rare in almost all communities, healthcare organization generally and management in particular may become complacent and adopt the belief that "Since it hasn't happened here, it can't happen here". This represents flawed logic, which is known as. "The Rule of Self-Exclusion." In many cases this rule remains enforce until or unless a fortunate close call or an unfortunate tragedy demonstrates the need for plans, policies and procedure to be implemented to prevent workplace violence and mitigate harm it when it occurs.

Taking proactive steps to address workplace violence directly benefits employers by providing:

Reduced exposure to liability and enforcement action in the event of an incidentRelated lawsuits result in average settlements of $600,000 and average jury awards of $3 Million

Comply with government and industry standards

Maintaining job satisfaction and reducing employee turnover

Establishing a hospital as an employer of choice

Providing some protection from increased Worker's Comp and other insurance premiums

Preventing adverse impact on the quality of patient care

Areas Covered in the Session:

Scope and Impact of Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting

The Four Types of Workplace Violence and Their Associated Risk Factors

Elements of an Effective Workplace Violence Program

Worksite Hazard Analysis

Universal Precautions for Violence

Who Will Benefit:

Risk Management

Security Directors, Managers & Officers

Education Professionals

Compliance Professionals

Safety Managers, Directors and Officers

Members of the Safety Team

Background :

Healthcare accounts for 18% of the workforce, but nearly half of all workplace violence happens to people in healthcare occupations.

Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense USA and nationally recognized expert on workplace violence and personal safety for health care and other occupations. He is the author of Street Smarts & Self Defense for Childrenas well books and articles on workplace violence prevention and personal safety for healthcare.

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