Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

What Can a Cyclist Teach Us about Fighting for Health Equity?
Prompted by the publication of the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, this recent blog post reflects on safety, equity, and lessons from a pedestrian and cycling safety advocate who urges us to “demand more.”

How to Meet the Challenge of C. difficile
In this interview, Dr. Carolyn Gould from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the challenges and opportunities for reducing Clostridium difficile infection. Dr. Gould is lead faculty for the IHI Virtual Expedition: Preventing Clostridium difficile Infection.

Collaborative Efforts Key to Medical Error Data Collection
Commenting on the May 3 BMJ article, which suggests medical error may be the third leading cause of death in the US, IHI Vice President Frank Federico spoke to Fierce Healthcare about the need for culture change and transparency. 

Tackling C. diff: A Surgeon’s Perspective
IHI faculty and colorectal surgeon Aiden Fowler wrote this BMJ Blog post in 2015, but his story remains timely inspiration to tackle C. difficile infection, which continues to plague patients in both the ambulatory and hospital settings.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Rethinking Critical Care: Reducing Patient Harm from Sedation, Immobility, and Delirium
May 26-27, 2016 | Nashville, TN

Perfecting Emergency Department Operations
June 16-17, 2016 | Washington, DC

SNF Trigger Tool: Measuring Patient Harm in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Begins August 10, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

Patient Safety Executive Development Program
September 8-14, 2016 | Cambridge, MA

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