Plain Language Keys to Patient Safety

June 5, 2018

Noon-1p.m. Central

Join THA to hear about a system’s experience implementing and using plain language alerts as it nears the one-year mark since its transition from color-based emergency codes. The conversation will range from unexpected lessons learned to what has worked well for the system and will include helpful hints for any hospital considering this switch.

Plain Language Alerts

Please visit the Plain-Language Emergency Alerts page for more information about the codes.

Target Audience:

Hospital C-Suite, Trauma Coordinators, Quality Officers and additional staff as identified

Continuing Education Credits:
THAF will be offering 1.0 ACHE Qualified education credit for this event.


Carrie Kroll Carrie Kroll, Vice President for Advocacy, Quality and Public Health, Texas Hospital Association
Carrie Kroll is the vice president for Advocacy, Quality and Public Health for the Texas Hospital Association. In this capacity she works to advocate lawmakers on numerous issues including quality and patient safety, trauma and end of life care. Prior to joining THA she served for 10 years as the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Carrie’s interest in health care advocacy was born when she worked as a legislative associate under former Texas State Representative and House Public Health Committee Chairman, Hugo Berlanga. Prior to that Carrie spent time working both inside the Capitol as a legislative aide and outside the Capitol as a campaign manager for two members of the Texas House of Representatives.

Nick Sloan Nick Sloan, Corporate Director of Emergency Management, Baylor Scott and White Health
Nick Sloan is the Director of Emergency Management for Baylor Scott & White Health. In this capacity Nick provides strategic guidance for all Baylor Scott & White Hospitals in matters involving homeland security, emergency management, public safety, and public health. Nick has extensive emergency response experience to include several presidentially declared disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Dolly, and Ike. Nick has also been involved with planning for high profile events such as Super Bowl XLV, NBA All Star game, as well as the George Bush Presidential Library on the campus of SMU.

Outside of his full-time employment Nick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas for the Emergency Management and Disaster Science Department where he teaches a course on Public Health and Disasters.