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Changing Your Viewfinder: Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse
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Changing Your Viewfinder: Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse

When: July 19, 2017
1:00 pm
Where: United States

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Speaker: Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Time: 1 pm Eastern Time (60 minutes)

Safety for our patients is a high priority in every unit, and this demand for patient care excellence increases every day, week and year. In our complex systems, we need to understand the inherent fallibility in humans as well as the risk of system failure associated with equipment and devices used in tightly inter-woven work processes. Organizations that strive to create high reliability around error reduction demonstrates four cultural characteristics: (1) preoccupation with failure, (2) reluctance to simplify interpretations, (3) sensitivity to operations/systems, and (4) commitment to resilience (working until it is fixed) with a willingness to take action.

The importance of preventing hospital acquired skin injuries and achieving early mobilization while protecting the caregiver from injury is part of a strong safety culture. We can deliver value to our patients and our facilities by creating a culture of safety to protect patients from harm while ensuring safety of the caregiver.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Create the link of advocacy to fundamental nursing care practices and a healthy nurse.
  2. Discuss transforming a culture that creates safety for the patient and staff while achieving evidence based outcomes.
  3. Understand the current state of the practice for early mobility, pressure injury prevention, safe patient handling, and falls

About the Speaker:
Ms. Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary care, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition and management. From 1989 to 2003, she functioned in the role of clinical nurse specialist for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Currently, her company ADVANCING NURSING LLC., is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. Ms. Vollman is a subject matter expert for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), sepsis and culture of safety for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and the Michigan Hospital Association (MHA). In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine. In 2009, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses (ANA). In 2012, Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN).

This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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