National Time Out Day raises awareness of the need to conduct a time out for every patient, every time. National Time Out Day began in 2004 as an awareness campaign by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and is supported by The Joint Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS) for its ability to increase awareness of safe practices for patients undergoing surgical procedures. This year, the AORN encourages evaluation of your time out procedure and how it fits into your broader patient safety efforts. Missouri Center for Patient Safety recognizes time outs as a best practice for reducing surgical errors.
The Discovery Channel premiered Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board, the second in a series of patient-safety documentaries developed by the Texas Medical Institute of Technology’s (TMIT) Safety Leaders program. If you missed in when it aired last Saturday, you can watch it online now, or check out the preview:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 1 – 2 p.m. CT Will provide insights into the second victim experience, interventions for supporting colleagues in distress and lessons learned from the University of Missouri.
When a patient suffers from an unexpected clinical event, healthcare clinicians often become the “second victim,” feel as though they have failed the patient and frequently second guessing their clinical skills, knowledge base and career choice.
Understanding the second victim experience and recognizing that supportive interventions can promote a healthy recovery during this vulnerable period is critical.
Guest Speaker, Susan Scott, serves as Patient Safety Officer for University of Missouri Health Care. With more than 30 years of nursing experience, Scott’s Patient Safety research include understanding the second victim phenomenon to help interdisciplinary professionals in the aftermath of unanticipated clinical outcomes.
HHS’ Partnership for Patients has teamed up with the National Quality Forum to launch a series of free patient safety Webinars, the eighth of which focuses on avoiding venous thromboembolism and catheter associated urinary tract infections, is scheduled for October 5. Featured speakers include Bill Geerts, M.D., Former Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines on Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism and Sanjay Saint, M.D.,Director, Veteran’s Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program. The session will discuss the Partnership for Patients goal for hospitals to reduce 50% of preventable VTEs by 2013. Select to register for the October 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., EDT, Webinar.
Hybrid Operating Rooms in the United States are expected to increase over the next decade, but with fewer than 100 hybrid ORs currently in use, what is the benefit?
Actually, the rooms are believed to improve care, reduce infections, and improve recovery times since patients don’t have to be moved from one room to another mid-procedure.
Bad and good stories have a way of impacting individuals and effecting change, including improvement in patient safety. Read what Stephen Powell, President/CEO of Healthcare Team Training, has to share!