PSRT 2020 Conference and Business Meeting
March 27 and 28, 2020
310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827
Speakers for the 2020 Conference:
Friday March 27, 2020
David J. Allard, MS, CHP, FHPS – X-Ray Radiation Protection-A Refresher
Dr. Qiang Cao Ph.D. R.T.(R)(CT) – Contributors of Image Rejection in Digital Radiography System
Saturday March 28, 2020
Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS – Preventing Wrong-Site Procedures Through Implementation of Evidenced-Based Best Practices
Travis Prowant MSHS, RRA. R.T., (R) (CV) (CT) – ARRT Continuing Qualifications Requirements
Joseph A. Hribar, B.A. – Forensic Death Scene Investigation
Marjorie Seidel CMD, R.T. (R) (T) – Radiation Therapy: A Dosimetrist’s Perspective
Travis Prowant MSHS, RRA. R.T., (R) (CV) (CT) – How Interventional Procedures Keep Patients Out Of the Operating Room
Sean Richardson MSc. R.T., (R) (CT) – Internationalization of Radiography Curricula: To Be Or Not To Be?
Dave Allard MS, CHP, FHPS
Dr. Qiang Cao Ph.D. R.T.(R)(CT)
Travis Prowant MSHS, RRA.R.T.,(R)(CV)(CT)
Robert Yonash, a registered nurse, has been with the Patient Safety Authority since 2009 as the patient safety liaison for the southwest region of Pennsylvania. In his role as a Senior Patient Safety Liaison, he is responsible for working with his regional medical facilities to assist them in the reduction and elimination of medical errors. In this position, Robert has been assigned to a number of projects including Patient Safety Authority/Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists Wrong-Site Block Initiative as well as a Core Team Lead for the PSA’s Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis. Robert is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and has attained certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare. He is also a master trainer in TeamSTEPPS.
Before coming to the PSA, Robert worked as a Health Facility Quality Examiner (Surveyor) in the Pittsburgh Field Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care. He also held a similar position with the Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities. In these positions he was charged with surveying a range of healthcare facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities and nursing homes for compliance with state and federal (CMS) regulations as well as federal organ transplant regulations.
Robert is a graduate of Penn State University and has held numerous registered nursing positions in a number of hospitals and nursing homes in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Marjorie Seidel CMD, R.T. (R) (T)
Sean Richardson MSc. R.T., (R) (CT)