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In the Spotlight
In this short radio interview, Dr. Richard Shannon of University of Virginia Medical Center discusses the medical center’s strategies to address medical harm and increase patient safety, including a weekly “situation room” meeting, valuing nurse involvement in rounds, and empowering staff.
A recent article in FierceHealthcare
describes a program at a North Carolina hospital to reduce falls. By taking simple, low-cost steps, they have seen a 22% reduction in falls. For more on preventing falls, see IHI’s Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls.
This primer on error disclosure, on AHRQ’s PSNet website, discusses physicians’ attitudes and practice around error disclosure, and some of the issues around reaching “full disclosure.” See also the IHI Disclosure Toolkit and assessment tool
Upcoming Educational Programs
Expedition: Appropriate Use of Blood Products
Begins August 19
Patient Safety Executive Development Program
September 4-10 | Cambridge, MA
IHI Learning Excursion: Detroit
October 9-10 | Detroit, MI
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