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Pulse CPSEA to Screen Medical Device Industry Exposé, 'The Bleeding Edge'

What do permanent birth control device implants, vaginal mesh, the "da Vinci" robot and artificial hips made of cobalt have in common? They were all approved by the FDA, and they have all posed significant problems and risks in use…

2018 Pulse CPSEA Spring Symposium Gathered Long Island Nonprofit Groups to Carry Patient Safety Education Into Local Communities

May 4, 2018, saw the launch of a unique experiment in patient safety education on Long Island, as Pulse Center Patient Safety Education & Advocacy gathered delegates from a range of Long Island-based nonprofits to consult with four experts in…

Registration Opens for Next Pulse CPSEA Family-Centered Patient Safety Advocate Training in June

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA) announces that registration is now open for its next Family-Centered Patient Safety Advocate Training. Participants will learn about health literacy and communication, medication safety, reducing the risk of falling, preventing…

Pulse CPSEA Announces: Great 'Last Chance' Opportunity for Long Island Nonprofits to Help Make Health Care Safer

Pulse CPSEA Announces: Great 'Last Chance' Opportunity for Long Island Nonprofits to Help Make Health Care Safer

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) has announced an unprecedented opportunity for community organizations on Long Island, with a special extra for nonprofits. But the deadline is approaching fast! On May 4, Pulse CPSEA will hold a…

ASK for Your Life Campaign Launches GoFundMe Appeal to Support Patient Safety Education in African-American Communities

ASK for Your Life Campaign Launches GoFundMe Appeal to Support Patient Safety Education in African-American Communities

​The ASK for Your Life Campaign, a program of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy’s Healthcare Equality Project, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its continuing campaign of patient safety education for African-Americans. The donation site is…

Healthcare Equality Activist and Spoken Word Artist Oscar Bruce Challenges TEDxAdelphiUniversity Audience to 'Let Your Confidence Be Your Form of Advocacy'

Healthcare Equality Activist and Spoken Word Artist Oscar Bruce Challenges TEDxAdelphiUniversity Audience to 'Let Your Confidence Be Your Form of Advocacy'

​Spoken word artist and healthcare equality activist Oscar Bruce held the rapt attention of an audience of about 200 on Friday, March 9 with a TEDx talk on race and healthcare at the campus of Adelphi University. His theme —…

Raising Awareness About Patient Safety, One Number at a Time

Raising Awareness About Patient Safety, One Number at a Time

It is Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11 - 17, 2018. This week is the time every year when patient safety advocates, educators, healthcare professionals — and, we hope, everybody who is or might someday be under the care of a…

Pulse CPSEA Launches a New Kind of Patient Safety Education

Pulse CPSEA Launches a New Kind of Patient Safety Education

On a recent afternoon, half a dozen people met around a table at a church in southern Nassau County to share stories about their experiences — good or bad — in using the healthcare system. This was the first of…

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy Releases New Tool for Protecting and Supporting Patients in Hospital

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy Releases New Tool for Protecting and Supporting Patients in Hospital

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA) has announced the release of a new tool to help families or friends protect and support their loved ones being treated in hospital. The worksheet may even have value for…

Pulse Center for Patient Safety to Host "ASK for Your Life" Event Promoting Equality in Health Care

Pulse Center for Patient Safety to Host "ASK for Your Life" Event Promoting Equality in Health Care

Dr. ​Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY) announced today that as part…

Opinion: The 'Opioid Crisis' Needs More Than a Public Health Emergency Declaration

Opinion: The 'Opioid Crisis' Needs More Than a Public Health Emergency Declaration

President Trump's announcement on Oct. 26 that opioid addiction and overdoses constitute a public health emergency in the U.S. acknowledged a situation that the media has covered widely in the past couple of years. As such, it is to be…

Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY), a community-based grassroots patient safety organization, has been addressing racial disparities in healthcare across Long Island and New York. And they do exist: according to healthcare accrediting organization…

National Patient Safety Expert Ilene Corina Launches Public Speaking Tour

National Patient Safety Expert Ilene Corina Launches Public Speaking Tour

Ilene Corina, founder and President of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA) is set to embark on a series of speaking engagements for community and healthcare organizations and conferences. "I already deliver community education programs as…

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Hires Public Affairs Graduate Oscar Bruce for ASK for Your Life Campaign

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Hires Public Affairs Graduate Oscar Bruce for ASK for Your Life Campaign

​Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (CPSEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Oscar Bruce as Community Organizer with its ASK For Your Life Campaign, which is aimed at promoting racial equality in healthcare. Bruce, 24, a…

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Marks First Anniversary of Orlando Nightclub Shootings With Art, Film and Memorial

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Marks First Anniversary of Orlando Nightclub Shootings With Art, Film and Memorial

On the evening of June 12, 2017 — one year since the worst mass shooting in American history — Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy hosted an event that remembered and honored the people who were killed that…

Infection Prevention Experts Talk Patient Safety at Pulse CPSEA Annual Symposium

Infection Prevention Experts Talk Patient Safety at Pulse CPSEA Annual Symposium

There’s one place you never want to “go viral”: in the hospital (or in the clinic, nursing home, rehab facility, or even the dentist’s office.) HAIs — hospital-acquired or healthcare-associated infections — claim the lives of tens of thousands of…

Special Invitation for Healthcare Reporters

Special Invitation for Healthcare Reporters

Healthcare reporters are invited to speak personally with leading national experts in the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections in advance of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy’s Spring Symposium, Infection Prevention: It Begins with You! in Plainview, N.Y., at 5…

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Announces June 2017 Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Training

​Pulse Center for Patient Safety Advocacy & Education (formerly PULSE of NY) today announced its next round of Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Training. It will be held over three weeks in June 2017 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Pulse President…

Long Island Hospitals' Grades in Latest Patient Safety "Report Card"

​If you are wondering whether I have an opinion about the recent release of safety report cards on Long Island hospitals, I do. Hospitals may do better or worse on such evaluations, (and many LI hospitals didn’t fare very well)…

Who's Watching? Comment on the Joint Commission's Recent Report, From Pulse CPSEA's Ilene Corina

Who's Watching? Comment on the Joint Commission's Recent Report, From Pulse CPSEA's Ilene Corina

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on March 20, 2017, patient death rates fell significantly in hospitals — especially in major teaching hospitals — during surprise inspections conducted by The Joint Commission. The…

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