PSEP offers two types of conferences. The 'Become a PSEP Safety Trainer' Conference is for participants who wish to become PSEP Trainers and teach others core skills in patient safety. The "Professional Development Workshop" is for participants who wish to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills. The Professional Development Workshop is also necessary for those who wish to be a candidate for Master Facilitator in PSEP.
'Become a PSEP Safety Trainer' Conference
The ‘Become a PSEP Safety Trainer’ Conference is a two and a half day educational event that focuses on both core patient safety content, and effective teaching approaches for dissemination of acquired knowledge and skills. Attendees learn about human factors design, systems thinking, teamwork, and patient engagement from leading patient safety and medical education experts. Participants are exposed to a variety of education techniques based on adult learning principles including interactive lecture, role play and audio-visual clinical case vignettes.
Participants generally attend in teams from their institution; the teams include at minimum one physician, one nurse and one administrator. Teams receive hands-on experience in implementing clinical practice improvement methods, using the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle to formulate improvement ideas that can be implemented at their home institutions. The Conference also includes a half-day executive track on the last day for those institutions that also have their chief executive officers (CEOs) and/or chief medical officers (CMOs) attend.
Participants are certified PSEP Safety trainers at the conclusion of the Conference and are equipped to effectively teach their colleagues using the provided PSEP Curricular package including a hard-copy Participant’s Handbook, Trainer’s Guide and presentation slides on CD, and clinical case vignettes on DVD.
Comments from past participants:
“Outstanding! Broad in scope; deep in content.”
“Outstanding set of presenters. Their energy and interest added much to the experience. Additionally, the resources and presentations are excellent!”
“The curriculum contains excellent research and organization. It is ready to use for [project] implementation.”
“The trigger tapes are very beneficial to training.”
Professional Development Workshop
Through the ‘Professional Development Workshop: Best Practices in Teaching,’ PSEP Safety Trainers have the opportunity to advance their teaching skills and become candidates for PSEP Master Facilitators. Using patient safety as a context, participants learn strategies for effective teaching and leadership. Based on adult education principles, participants learn and practice a variety of effective presentation and educational methods. Participants with aptitude may then be invited to take the next steps toward becoming a Master Facilitator by co-facilitating with an existing Master Facilitator. PSEP bestows Master Facilitator standing on the basis of merit and availability.