Important Condition and Common Safety Issues (Safe Practices 26 – 34)
This session will provide an overview of the NQF Condition- and Site-Specific Safe Practices and also provide practical insights that Patient Safety or Quality Officers will be able to utilize in their home institutions on how to prioritize and implement these Safe Practices.
Safe Practice 26: Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, Wrong-Person Surgery Prevention
Safe Practice 31: Organ Donation
Safe Practice 27: Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Safe Practice 32: Glycemic Control
Safe Practice 28: Venous Thromboembolism Prevention
Safe Practice 33: Falls Prevention
Safe Practice 29: Anticoagulation Therapy
Safe Practice 34: Pediatric Imaging
Safe Practice 30: Contrast Media-Induced Renal Failure Prevention
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WHO surgical safety checklist and implementation manual.
The checklist identifies three phases of an operation, each corresponding to a specific period in the normal flow of work: Before the induction of anaesthesia ("sign in"), before the incision of the skin ("time out") and before the patient leaves the operating room ("sign out"). In each phase, a checklist coordinator must confirm that the surgery team has completed the listed tasks before it proceeds with the operation.
Discuss recent changes and updates to the Condition- and Site-Specific Safe Practices.
Understand the role of Patient Safety or Quality Officers for prioritizing these Safe Practices.
Recognize how implementing one Safe Practice program can create positive effects for other programs.
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When:September 17, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM Welcome and Introductions Topic: Updates and Developments on the 9 Practices
Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, is NQFs first Senior Advisor on Patient Safety. In this role, Dr. Angood will guide projects to improve patient safety and quality. He will also provide technical expertise on projects related to the National Priorities Partnerships goal of improving the safety and reliability of Americas healthcare system.
Charles R. Denham, MD Topic: Safe Practice Implementation from 30,000 Feet
Charles R. Denham, MD, is a Founder and the Chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
Donald Kennerly, MD, PhD Topic: Prioritizing the Focus of Institutional Effort
Donald Kennerly, MD, PhD, is Vice President of Patient Safety and Chief Patient Safety Officer for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. He is responsible for developing and implementing programs that target both the processes of care and the organizational culture that contribute to the delivery of safe care in all BHCS facilities.
Donald Moorman, MD, FACS Topic: Correct Site Surgery It Becomes More Than Just the OR
Donald W. Moorman, MD, FACS, is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and joined the faculty at NEOUCOM following his training. He has held academic appointments at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and now Harvard Medical School, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery. He is also the Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dan Ford, MBA Topic: Patient Perspective on Prioritizing Safety
Dan Ford, MBA, is a Vice President of Furst Group (health care executive search); and a Patient Advocate, member of NQF Patient Safety Committee and former member of patient safety, quality, patient- and family-centered care committees of AzHHA, CHN and APIPS in Arizona, and CHP, IHI, and The Joint Commission nationally.
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