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Monday, June 26, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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Join Us for This Year's Free Two-Part
Partners in Prevention: Culture of Safety Webinar Series
Part one: July 19, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Speaker: Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Safety for our patients is a high priority in every unit, and the 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 demonstrate 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:
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Create the link of advocacy to fundamental nursing care practices and a healthy nurse.
  • Discuss transforming a culture that creates safety for the patient and staff while achieving evidence-based outcomes.
  • Understand the current state of the practice for early mobility, pressure injury prevention, safe patient handling and falls.
About the Speaker:
Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, is a critical care nurse specialist, educator and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition and management. She is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge.
Learn more about the two-part Partners in Prevention: Culture of Safety webinar series and other webinars from the Society and Sage Products at

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


Edna Bigio says...
Posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
can not log on to conference

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