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NCD – Pacing Event: Using Simulation to Improve Patient Safety

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Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 10/26 Pacing Event:  “Using Simulation to Improve Patient Safety “

This Pacing Event focused on the use of simulation as a tool for improving patient safety and reducing adverse events. Simulation is often thought of as a tool for skills training and refinement. However, this event discussed additional uses of simulation, such as to identify opportunities for improvement and process gaps that contribute to adverse events. The event highlighted examples of how both low- and high-fidelity simulation-based approaches have directly contributed to improved patient safety and reduced adverse events. Our panel of experts discussed the simulation approaches used, available results, and their lessons learned.

The session featured multiple perspectives, including the HIIN-and hospital-levels. Presenters included:

  • Michael Rosen, MA, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who framed the event by discussing the evidence-based uses of simulation to improve patient safety, the availability of low- and high-fidelity approaches, and examples of how simulation has been used to impact reduced adverse events;
  • Adam Kohlrus, MS, CPHQ, CPPS, from the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (Michigan HIIN) and Lisa Barker, MD, Director of Education at Jump Simulation and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, who discussed their work with the Michigan HIIN to develop simulation-based training curricula focused on CAUTI, C. diff, VTE, and readmissions reductions, including the training approaches and content; and
  • Carol Kerrigan Moore, MS, APRN, Quality/Safety Education Specialist and Susan Coffey Zern, MD, CHSE, Director of Virtual Education and Simulation Training, at the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, who discussed examples of their health system’s efforts to use simulation to improve CLABSI outcomes, including a description of the interventions and results.

To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.

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