Education event

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

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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 California Hospital Patient Safety Organization. He is also a Special Advisor to the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Department of Health and Human Services. 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.

    Thomas Hancock is executive director of the Global Enteral Device Supplier Assocation where he leads the development, coordination and execution of the Stay Connected initiative in collaboration with several industry-leading organizations. Mr. Hancock has been involved with the small-bore connector initiative since 2009 and he has worked more than 15 years in health care as a marketer, business leader and consultant.


    Angela Hill, RN, BSN, Value Analysis Coordinator, Materials Management, Valley Children’s Healthcare

    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 - This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.

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

    Risk Managers - Application has been made to the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) to award continuing education toward the fulfillment of FASHRM (Fellow), DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) 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.