|New AHRQ YouTube Channel Features Patient Safety VideosA new Patient Safety Channel
from AHRQ on YouTube features videos of evidence-based training programs used by U.S. hospitals to improve care quality through effective communications and teamwork. The new channel includes nearly 50 videos that describe key elements of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Toolkit (CUSP), a patient safety protocol used successfully by hospital intensive care units to reduce potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections. The Patient Safety Channel also includes more than 50 videos on TeamSTEPPS®, a patient safety protocol developed by AHRQ and the Department of Defense that lowers the risk of adverse events through better communications and teamwork skills. Both training programs can be customized to the individual training needs of hospitals, hospital units, and clinicians.
Helen Haskell is the mother of Lewis Blackman, a 15-year-old boy who died in a hospital following routine surgery. This collection of videos were part of a lecture and interviews with Ms. Haskell recorded at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing in summer 2009.
THE JOSIE KING STORY DVD
IN 2001, SORREL KING ADDRESSED THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT (IHI) CONFERENCE ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER JOSIE DUE TO MEDICAL ERRORS. THE JOSIE KING STORY DVD IS USED TO INSPIRE CAREGIVERS, EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A CULTURE OF PATIENT SAFETY. HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS USE THE JOSIE KING STORY DVD AS A TRAINING TOOL TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK IN PATIENT SAFETY.
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On December 5, 2007, QSEN Principal Investigator Linda Cronenwett gave the Jowers Lecture on “Quality and Safety Education for Nurses” at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Emory University is one of the pilot schools in the QSEN Collaborative. They used this lecture as part of their faculty development efforts and have graciously agreed to share the presentation with other interested parties.
Is hosted and narrated by Dennis Quaid. Following the near-death experience of his infant twins resulting from a medication error, he has initiated a call to action for healthcare leaders to invest in patient safety. The documentary reveals a series of short “arc to action” stories. Each story opens with a challenge and then tells how caregivers overcome such challenges with practices that everyone can adopt. The objective is to inspire the audience to act in their own communities or at their own hospitals.
Promoting Interprofessional Collaboration Practices
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative looks at health care systems with high quality and safe practices. Community Health Center was among several organizations featured. The initiative highlights interprofessional collaboration between physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health care providers and how it plays a vital role looking to the future of healthcare delivery. To learn more about the initiative, watch the video here.