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By Jameson Case | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
By Linda Kenney (pictured below), Executive Director and President of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, Inc. (MITSS)Today, when I see all the genuine interest in clinician support programs, I couldn’t be happier. But, I remember a time not too long ago when things were very different. In 1999, I almost lost my life as the result of an adverse event. A local anesthetic administered to my ankle entered my bloodstream and caused a cardiac arrest. Were it not for the heroic efforts of a cod ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Culture of Safety, Teamwork and Communication, Organizational Change Management
By Frank Federico | Monday, Sep 09, 2013
In this interview with IHI Content Development Manager Jo Ann Endo, IHI faculty member Dr. Sean Townsend, Vice President of Quality and Safety at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), discusses efforts to combat sepsis, a leading cause of inpatient death in the United States.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Sepsis, Expedition, Rapid Response Teams, All-or-None Measures, Bundles, Reliable Processes, Teamwork and Communication, Handoffs
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