QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University’s 2017 Patient Safety Forum

Healthcare professionals from across the region packed the DCOB conference rooms for the inaugural Patient Safety Forum hosted by the newly launched Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University.

To reach increased patient safety goals in the Southeast, the pathway leads through the new Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University – June 15, 2017.

Video clip: http://www.news4jax.com/this-week-in-jacksonville/this-week-in-jacksonville-1497192774308

Radio interview: http://news.wjct.org/programs/first-coast-connect (scroll to the 6/5/17 program)

Article: http://wavemagazineonline.com/reach-increased-patient-safety-goals-southeast-pathway-leads-new-quality-safety-education-nurses-qsen-institute-regional-center-jacksonville-university/

Grantee Named QSEN Institute Regional Center

The first statewide/regional conference bringing together hundreds of health care leaders, nurses, physicians and students learning from renowned experts on patient safety was held Friday, June 9 at Jacksonville University. The inaugural Patient Safety Forum provided inter-professional collaboration and learning, and featured the following speakers:
  • Dr. Robert Wears, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, UF Health Science Center Jacksonville, presented “The Evolution of Patient Safety” and also reported provocative findings on why patient safety hasn’t progressed as it should.
  • Dr. John James, formerly chief toxicologist for NASA, who founded Patient Safety America after the death of his 19-year-old son in 2002 because of uninformed and unethical medical care, presented “The Heart and Mind of Patient Safety.”
  • Dr. Mary Dolansky, Director of the national QSEN Institute and Associate Professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, presented “The QSEN Journey – Past, Present, and Future.”

The event also celebrated the establishment of the new QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) Institute Regional Center at JU, which will foster an international network of nurses and other healthcare professionals who contribute to quality and safety educational resources and scholarship. The center will provide services throughout the Southeast and the co-directors are:

  • Dr. Teri Chenot, Associate Professor of Nursing, in JU’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences and board member of the national QSEN Institute
  • Dr. Roberta Christopher, Assistant Professor in JU’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
Chenot, left, and Christopher, right
The Forum and the QSEN Institute Regional Center announcement are, in part, the result of the tremendous work accomplished during the three-year grant funded by the Foundation. The “Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses to Improve Health Outcomes” grant provided four QSEN workshops held across Florida with 136 participants, a Florida QSEN Summit with 149 participants, and dozens of presentations and posters by participants disseminating knowledge with best QSEN practices.
Visit the links below for more about the Patient Safety Forum and the new QSEN Institute Regional Center at JU: