Education event

Making the Transition to New Tubing Connectors Webinar
Convert now to achieve compliance and advance patient safety

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Please call the Education Department at (916) 552-7637.

November 15, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time


California law prohibits hospitals from using epidural, intravenous or enteral feeding connectors that can fit into connection ports other than the type for which it was intended. Hospitals must transition to the reengineered tubing connectors, which prevent misconnections and facilitate patient safety. Conversion to the new connectors has been met with challenges, making the transition process more difficult. This webinar will discuss some of the issues hospitals have overcome on the journey to transitioning to the reengineered tubing connectors.

Learn what the law requires of California hospitals and what the changes mean for patient safety. A panel of hospital representatives will share their successes, challenges and lessons learned when transitioning to the new connectors.

Get the information you need to achieve compliance and eliminate patient safety risks. Register now and learn how to move your hospital forward on the path to full conversion.

Recommended for:

Quality and patient safety personnel, CNOs, licensing and accreditation managers, skilled-nursing directors, home health directors, case managers, legal and risk managers, and compliance officers.

Members of the following organizations may register at the CHA member rate:
California Association of Health Facilities
California Association for Heath Services at Home



  • State requirements
  • ISO connector standards and the link to patient safety
  • Problems stemming from proprietary equipment

Path to Compliance — Enteral Panel ​

  • Transition successes and challenges
  • What we learned along the way
  • Engaging external stakeholders — SNF and home health partners

Epidural Conversion ​

  • What hospitals should consider before and during their transition


    Debby Rogers, RN, MS, FAEN, is CHA’s vice president of clinical performance and transformation. Ms. Rogers provides leadership in developing policy on clinical performance issues related to quality and quality measurement, case management, licensing and certification, and electronic health records. She also offers clinical and regulatory expertise in the transformation of health care delivery.

    Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA, is executive director of the CHPSO Patient Safety Organization. Dr. Jaffe has extensive experience in both clinical care and health system leadership, and has served on a number of state and federal committees on topics such as patient privacy, EHR safety, EMTALA reform and others.

    Lisa Kelly is involved with the marketing and communications efforts for the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) whose mission is to support and promote the safe and optimal delivery of enteral feeding and connectivity. In her role, she collaborates daily with transitioning hospitals, clinical organizations and enteral device manufacturers to provide the most recent updates on ENFit.


    Angela Hill, RN, BSN, is the Value Analysis Coordinator, Materials Management, for Valley Children’s Healthcare. She is responsible for the coordination of the value analysis program, including meeting overall program savings goals and individual team goals. In addition, Ms. Hill works collaboratively on product reviews, cost savings identification and reviews for new item requests. Her previous roles at the hospital include nursing supervisor, interim director, clinical educator and others. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University in Fresno.

    Irma Alcaraz, RN, BSN, PHN, CPHQ, is the quality improvement manager at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for inpatient nursing where her responsibilities include proactive medical record audits to identify practice challenges, working with multidisciplinary teams on process improvement plans and ensuring quality care is provided to all patients. She received her nursing degree from Stanislaus State University and is currently working on her master’s degree. Ms. Alcaraz is committed to patient safety at all levels and believes in working closely with frontline staff to improve patient outcomes.

    Lori Rhoades, BSN, RN, NE-BC, is the director of nursing and patient care services for Sharp Home Infusion Services. With 36 years of diverse experience providing patient-centered care in both home and acute care settings, she developed a non-Medicare certified home health agency in 2003 for Sharp HealthCare, a Joint Commission-accredited health care delivery system that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three home health agencies, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. Lori oversees the Home Infusion Quality and Performance Improvement Program to monitor and improve practice in the home infusion setting.


    Full participation in the webinar is required to receive professional continuing education (CE) credit. The registrant must complete an online evaluation, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number.

    Compliance - The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 1.8 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

    Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP #11924, for 1.8 contact hours.

    Risk Managers - This program has been approved for a total of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of Fellow (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow (DFASHRM) and towards Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Mangement (CPHRM) renewal. 

    Important note: While more than one individual from your organization may listen to the webinars, CEs will only be awarded to the registrant.


    Members $135
    Nonmembers $185
    (CAHF and CAHSAH members may register at the CHA member rate)
    Multiple staff can participate from one location for one tuition fee.

    Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

    Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note that payment is due on or before the program. Payments not received by the program date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

    Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.