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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.

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Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight?
The Transformation of “Incident Reporting

Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of “Incident ReportingWe all have these systems, whether paper or electronic, that are supposed to capture incidents that can lead to and/or have resulted in patient harm. Most of these systems can do this, but many will agree that there is something missing – something important – when it comes to whether or not these systems actually enhance patient safety.

We cannot just track incidents anymore; we need to make this an organization-wide process where we build awareness, which leads to intervention, and results in changes that can be seen and monitored. In this white paper, we discuss the transformation of traditional “incident reporting” into an integrated patient safety management system and offer a path to achieve this transformation.


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Dec. 1, 2011—In partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation, The Doctors Company Foundation presents the Young Physicians Patient Safety Award—an award to recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work. Six winners will receive $5,000 + registration and travel expenses to the NPSF Annual Congress in May 2012. Application deadline is Feb. 9, 2012.

The Doctors Company Foundation in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation presents The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award — an award to recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work. Individuals are invited to submit essays that will be judged by NPSF. Six winners of this prestigious award will be selected and will receive $5,000 + registration and travel expenses to the NPSF Annual Congress.


Eligibility:

  • As of June 2011 applicants must be either a 3rd or 4th year medical student or a 1st year resident in hospital setting
  • Award is for the best essay on the most instructional patient safety event that was a personal transformational experience during the 3rd or 4th clinical year in medical school or 1st year in residency
  • Award will be conferred by The Doctors Company Foundation in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Essays will be judged and winners selected by the NPSF review committee, all review committee decisions are final
  • Award recipients will be announced at the annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 23-25, 2012, Gaylord National, Washington, DC
  • Congress registration and travel expenses will be covered for award recipients

Submission Requirements:

In 500-1,000 words describe the most instructional patient safety event you experienced, one that resulted in a personal transformation. The essay should have an emotional impact on the reader and provide a lesson that is transferable to other medical students and medical professionals. Please explain how the event impacted your learning and growth and how the experience will help you to provide the safest care to your current and future patients. Please also include examples of how to improve any processes that led up to the patient safety event and how you will work to ensure that the changes are implemented.

Description of relevant events for the essay includes any patient safety event. A patient safety event is a process or an act of omission or commission that results in hazardous health care conditions and/or unintended harm to the patient. The event is often a consequence of a systems failure or error. Examples include medication-related errors, communications errors, health care – associated infections, medical record errors, identification errors and delays in responding to critical diagnostics.

Essays must maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the patient and location of the event. Please use fictitious names and locations in your essay.

The application form is available at http://npsfcongress.org/young-physicians-award/

Deadline:

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm ET, Friday, February 9, 2012.

No phone submissions or mailed submissions will be accepted.

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