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Creating Transparency, Openness, and Improved Safety (Safe Practices 5-8)

 Session Overview

Join NQF and TMIT for a FREE webinar that addresses Safe Practices for informed consent and disclosure. This webinar will cover the importance of policies for caring for those who provide care, and how to improve patient safety through informed consent, life-sustaining treatment, and disclosure.

Safe Practice 5: Informed Consent
Safe Practice 6: Life-Sustaining Treatment
Safe Practice 7: Disclosure
Safe Practice 8: Care of the Caregiver

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Related Resources:
TRUST: The 5 Rights of the Second Victim
Disclosure Through Our Eyes
When Things go Wrong – Responding to Adverse Events
Informed Consent for Invasive Procedures and Treatments Involving Substantial Risk of an Adverse Outcome
Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
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  1. Understand the interaction between shared decision-making and the informed consent process.
  2. Review steps to ensure that patients receive only the life-sustaining treatment that he or she desires.
  3. Discuss how to initiate a full disclosure program with open and clear communication with patients and their families about serious unanticipated outcomes.
  4. Discuss lesson learned about care provided to our caregivers who have been involved in serious preventable harm to patients.
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 When:   October 22, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles R. Denham, MD
Welcome and Safe Practice Overview

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.

Timothy McDonald, MD, JD
Topic: Looking Forward: Principles Applied

Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, is the Chief Safety and Risk Officer for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, and the Co-Executive Director of the UIC Institute for Patient Safety Excellence.

Lucian Leape, MD
Topic: Looking Back: Lessons Learned

Lucian Leape, MD, is a health policy analyst whose research has focused on patient safety and quality of care. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 1988, where he is an adjunct professor of health policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, he was Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center.

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Topic: The National Quality Forum Perspective

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, is NQF’s 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 Partnership’s goal of improving the safety and reliability of America’s healthcare system.

Becky Martins
Discussion: Opportunities for Patient and Family Involvement

Becky Martins served on the Board of Trustees of the Kidney Foundation of Maine, and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 1993 and the Board of Trustees Service Award in 1996 for ten years of service. Following the preventable death of her father in 2000, Becky's advocacy expanded to include Patient Safety. In 2001, Ms. Martins launched Voice4Patients.com, an online patient safety resource for consumers.

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