Francesca Rubulotta: "Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit"

Francesca Rubulotta: "Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit"

In addition to the learning objectives below, additional concepts that will be covered include: Team training is a well-established approach for preventing errors in high-risk industries such as the military and the airline industry and is now being applied to the medical industry. Simulation is a promising new strategy for improving patient safety. Similar to flight simulators used by the airline industry, health care simulators allow providers to learn a procedure or protocol using high-tech mannequins instead of living patients. Pay-for-performance is a new approach for driving improvement in medical care by using financial incentives to reward hospitals that perform well on preestablished safety and quality measures. Those who want to lead in patient safety should innovate new approaches for preventing errors and study these approaches using rigorous research methodology.

Duration: 1 hr 2 min

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