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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​March 8, 2018, 2:00 PM ET: Mindfulness and Patient Safety

  • Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, ACNP, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center 
  • Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, Dean, College of Nursing & Health Innovation and Chief Wellbeing Officer, Arizona State University

Part of the appeal of mindfulness​ is the simplicity of its central tenet: bringing awareness and focused attention to the present moment. Mindfulness also offers a measure of control when everything else feels out of control.

As stress-reduction and other health benefits of mindfulness become better known, clinicians are discovering that they, too, need new ways to deal with stress…often on the fly. Practicing mindfulness can be restorative in the middle of a hectic day, create mental space to be more tuned into patients, and reduce the likelihood of medical errors.

What does "practicing mindfulness" look like, concretely? Join us for the March 8 WIHI: Mindfulness and Patient Safety to learn from two leading experts on mindfulness and the health care workforce. Kate FitzPatrick is creator and lead author of the IHI Open School​ online course, Incorporating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice​, and Teri Pipe lends her experience and expertise to the course as a contributing author.

Tailor made for busy doctors, nurses, and other staff, the course is full of first-person video accounts and creative ways to integrate mindfulness into a myriad of tasks and interactions with patients. The Purposeful Pause​ is one such exercise, as is the better-known Body Scan​.

We invite and encourage everyone to review the Open School course​ before the March 8 WIHI. Get a head start on changing your day with 10 Mindfulness Exercises, and come prepared to be led through one of the exercises during the WIHI program! 

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