The S.H.I.E.L.D. Conference (Safety in Healthcare through Information, Education and Learning Development) will cover a variety of current safety topics that address violence in healthcare, disaster preparation, drug epidemics and general security. Attendees will have dedicated time to view more than 15 poster presentations and network with experts on these topics. The conference is sponsored jointly by Cleveland Clinic Protective Services and the Cleveland Clinic Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence.

  • Learn strong tactics for dealing with difficult situations and how to ensure patient and caregiver safety.
  • Hear from experts about the changing patient populations and social factors impacting safety.
  • Explore ways to minimize risk for harm and to effectively de-escalate situations.
  • See how Cleveland Clinic pursues best practices in safety, prevention and critical response to prepare our staff and secure those in our care.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


Information to be announced at later date


  Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and Keynote
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break and Posters
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break and Posters
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
  • Sexual Assault and Maltreatment (Michele Reali-Sorrell)
    This presentation will review how forensic nursing helps victims of sexual assault and how nurses partner with police.
  • The State of Hospital Emergency Readiness (James Meola, Sheila Miller, Corrine Ehrestman)
    During this breakout, learn how the Emergency Management program places the Cleveland Clinic in a state of readiness against any situation that may cause harm to patients, caregivers, visitors, and the general communities in which we serve.
  • A-L-I-C-E training & CC preparation protocols (Sean Pitrelli)
    This session will review active shooter preparation and protocols and cover what every caregiver should know.
  • Drug Diversion in Healthcare (Rebecca Bradbeer)
    This session will define what drug diversion is and how it relates to our healthcare setting. Indicators of diversion will be discussed as well as how we conduct our investigations. Examples of case studies are presented to reiterate the process and severity of diversion.
  • So You Want To Work In The Emergency Department (Barb Morgan & Panel)
    A day in the life on the front line Emergency Department nurse is never dull. Learn what ED nurses do to prepare for traumas, overdoses, violence, and crisis and how they cope with burnout and the ever-changing patient populations.
  • Ligature Risk
    This breakout will discuss new Joint commission standards around restraint use, what to be aware of, common risks in our facilities, and our procedures to mitigate the risks.
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Keynote
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break and Posters
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
  • Weapons and Contraband and Patient and Patient Room Searches (Chief David Easthon and Jeb Brundage)
    This presentation will cover the requirements, process and protocols for Cleveland Clinic Police Officers when encountering weapons and contraband and conducting administrative searches of patients and their rooms.
  • Safety in our Family Health Centers and Ambulatory Practice Spaces (Commander Ron Paganelli and Tom Armelli)
    This presentation will focus on the special issues impacting safety practices specific to these locations and the support resources in place for them.
  • Taser Deployment and Medical Care (Paul Radolovic)
    This session will answer many questions about tasers and how nurses should assess after one was used, what to look for, the use at Cleveland Clinic, and our policies and procedures.
  • Restraints (Cheryl Davis, Debra Krause)
    Understand why we developed our enterprise restraint task force, our challenges as an organization and our plans to mitigate the risk. Also, this session will cover restraints vs. forensic restraints, CMS regulations and the regulations in London and how Cleveland Clinic will adapt to British healthcare.
  • Safety in the Home Healthcare Environment (Derrick Dark)
    This breakout session will teach recognition of suspicious persons and activity, parking safety, community safety and an update Cleveland Clinic Connected Care safety measures.
  • Human Trafficking (Detective John Morgan, Cuyahoga County)
    How to understand the terminology involved with human trafficking and how to identify those involved.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break and Posters
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Closing Remarks and Awards


Continuing education hours will be awarded.
Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



  • Registration deadline is April 3, 2018
  • No late registrations will be accepted
  • Registration money cannot be refunded
  • Breakfast and Lunch included with registration
  • *Complimentary registration for CCHS caregivers
  • For any questions, please contact Mandy Barney at barneya@ccf.org
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Conference Fees
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee $100