Patient Safety, Education, & Advocacy

Patient health is the goal of graduate medical education. All healthcare providers share responsibility for fostering a culture of patient safety; enhancing quality of patient care; reporting unsafe conditions and adverse events; and promoting health education, awareness, and outcomes. Per the ACGME Common Program Requirements, graduate medical educators “must prepare residents to provide the highest level of clinical care with continuous focus on the safety, individual needs, and humanity of their patients”. Patient Safety, Education, and Advocacy presentations address patient safety goals, tools, and techniques; patient education and advocacy; healthcare disparities; population health; communication with a lay audience, etc.

Contrast Media, Myths, and Management

  • Speaker: Samuel A. McQuiston, MD
  • Description: While uncommon, adverse reactions to the contrast media used in diagnostic imaging can have significant negative impact on patients’ health. This presentation covers the types of contrast used in diagnostic imaging, management of patients with adverse reactions to contrast media, and common misconceptions about adverse reactions to contrast media.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Understand the pathophysiology of contrast media sensitivities,
    • Identify risk factors for adverse reactions to contrast media,
    • Identify contrast-related adverse reactions to contrast media,
    • Prepare patients prior to contrast media administration, and
    • Manage contrast-related adverse reactions.
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: 1 hours

Patient Safety, Patient Education, Patient Advocacy

  • Speaker: Amy McRae, BSN, MHA, JD
  • Description: Patient safety, education and advocacy
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Patient Safety Science

  • Speakers: Sharon Ezell, MSN, RN, CPHQ, and Beth Leffard, MSN, RN, CPHQ
  • Description: The science of patient safety
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Patient Safety Team-Based Learning

  • Speakers: Julie Estis, PhD
  • Description: Best practices for effective communication among health care team members in order to improve patient safety will be discussed. Tools to support effective communication will be used.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Describe tools for effective communication,
    • Report why effective communication is important to patient safety,
    • List the attributes of effective communication,
    • Define what is meant by appropriate assertion,
    • Give examples of critical language,
    • Describe how the Team-Based Learning (TBL) process emphasizes both effective communication and teamwork,
    • List in proper sequence the activities students undertaken in a TBL exercise, and
    • Describe the factors that will create and foster a significant learning environment within a TBL team.
  • Location and Resources: Tables for breaking into small groups, audiovisual support
  • Time: 60-90 minutes

Note: Dr. Estis can also speak on the topic of effective Team-Based Learning.

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