New AHRQ YouTube Channel Features Patient Safety Videos A 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 health care-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 was 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.[/one_half]
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.[/one_half_last]
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.
The QSEN Competencies include implementation of quality improvement strategies, evidence-based practice, patient safety, integration of informatics into patient care and health management, patient centeredness in care management, and strategies to improve the teamwork and collaboration required to achieve consistent positive outcomes and improve the delivery of care. Nurses must enter the workforce with these competencies, and nurse educators need support and strategies to embed these competencies into nursing education. These presentations focus specifically on providing nurse educators in the academic and practice arenas, the knowledge and resources necessary to fully and effectively integrate these competencies into teaching plans in both settings. The workshop highlights research findings related to the QSEN Competencies, as well as resources available to engage nurses and nursing students in work that promotes competency development. Nationally recognized experts in patient care, nursing education, and quality improvement provide the instruction and coaching for these presentations. The overarching goal of these presentations is to provide nurse educators with the knowledge needed to develop and implement teaching strategies that support integration of the QSEN Competencies into education programs for nurses and nursing students in order to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Click Here