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​​Ilene Corina, BCPA, Instructor

Ilene Corina is the president and founder of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy a community based patient safety organization. She started Pulse in 1996 as a monthly support group for patients and families who had experienced medical injury following her own personal experiences. Ilene was selected for Modern Healthcare’s list of 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in 2009 and as one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field in Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2013. She received a full scholarship to the American Hospital Association/National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Leadership Training where she developed the Healthcare Equality Project to study the needs of vulnerable populations.  A board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation from 2002 through 2017, Ilene co-chaired the Patient and Family Advisory Council from 2002-2006. In 2002, she spearheaded the first Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Read about her additional work and bio here

Program is $45 per person or, for a group of 10 or more registering together $25 per person. Scholarships may be available. Corporate sponsorship welcome.

To host a training or participate in one please contact​ or call (516) 579-4711

This program is through Zoom

Participants are expected to use a camera and microphone

5 Steps to Safer Health Care!

  • Learn more about each of the 5 Steps to Safer Health Care

  • Learn how to  assist others as individuals or in groups to understand and complete the 5 Steps 

      To become a TakeCHARGE Ambassador, you must attend all three sessions (Total 4 hours)

PART 1:  Learn about the 5 Steps

  • ​Recognize your role as an active and well-prepared patient

  • Understand the importance of each of the 5 Steps to Safer Health Care​

  • Be confident to act on each of the 5 Steps to Safer Health Care

PART 2: Teaching the 5 steps

  • Learn basic knowledge to share the TakeCHARGE Campaign information with a wider audience

  • Covers critical communication skills

Part 3: Follow up, discussions and support

  • Additional critical communication skill-building

  • Support for those who are teaching and using the 5 steps

This program is limited to twenty participants
Participants will earn a certificate upon completion of the full course

      For more information contact (516) 579-4711 or 

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Beverly R. James RN, BSN Instructor

Ms. James attended Adelphi University and Downstate Medical School where she became a Nurse Practitioner. Beverly is a retired RN who specialized in Home Health Care. Ms. James learned early on her passion was not in the rushed clinical setting but in directly interacting with patients in their environment and helping them to optimize their health status through education and advocacy. After spending years as a public health nurse, Ms. James cofounded Long Island Care at Home a licensed home care agency, where her philosophy and approach could be more readily implemented. She is a certified Family Patient Advocate and has participated in presenting the Family Advocacy Training Course. She has always been a pioneer and not shy about her advocacy for patients and their ability to navigate our complex health system. Providing workshops for Pulse led her to the ASK For Your Life program where she continues to engage people, particularly African-Americans, whenever and wherever she can to help them achieve equity and parity in receiving the best health care available to them. 

This program is limited to twenty participants

Participants will earn a certificate upon completion of the full course