The Department of Quality, Safety, and Risk Prevention has partnered with Vanderbilt experts to level-set the knowledge base surrounding enterprise-wide quality and safety performance goals. This is also a great opportunity for the staff to identify deficiencies within their respective areas and discuss remedial measures.
CEU CREDITS: 5.25
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Registration begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.
The number of registrants per day is limited to 50, so please register early.
Lunch will be provided, as well as coffee/drinks and snacks throughout the day.
This forum will be held at the Strategy and Innovation Center in the 3401 building on West End. Due to parking restrictions, transportation to the 3401 building will be provided using the Vanderbilt’s shuttle service. Plan on using the Purple Route shuttle, which arrives to 3401 every 15 minutes.
Âž National Patient Safety Goals/Clinical Alarms
Âž Patient-Centered Communication
Âž Provision of Care
Âž Infection Prevention
Âž Medication Management
Âž Environment of Care
Class is from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See page 2 for syllabus.
LINK TO LMS REGISTRATION
Infection Prevention: As one of the top nationally cited subjects, the Infection Prevention session will be crucial to addressing many central issues affecting patient safety and compliance. Topics will focus on the design and scope of VUMC's Infection Prevention Program, including:
Âž Disinfection and sterilization
Âž Reprocessing single-use devices
Âž Storage and disposal of medical equipment, devices, and supplies
National Patient Safety Goals and Patient Rights: This session will identify and discuss current National Patient Safety Goals, with the specific focus on alarm fatigue. The training includes education on the new clinical alarm policy and customizing alarms based on individual patient needs. In addition, this session will discuss other National Patient Safety Goals, such as universal protocol, patient safety risks, and patient identification.
Medication Management: This session will focus on the construct of our safe medication management system which addresses our organization’s medication processes. This includes the following (as applicable to the individual group):
Âž Selection and procurement
Âž Preparing and dispensing
Environment of Care and Life Safety: This session will focus the most commonly identified environmental safety concerns, including corridor clutter, fire safety compliance, and cleanliness. Additionally, the session will review VUMC's processes and policies and discuss whether there are current practices within areas that do not meet the VUMC set standards.
Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services: This session will identify and discuss care activities, including but not limited to:
Âž Patients’ risks and interventions related to falls
Âž The administration of moderate or deep sedation and anesthesia
Âž Provision of blood and blood components
Âž Comprehensive pain assessment
Patient-Centered Communication and Its Impact on Quality, Safety, and Satisfaction: Patient-centered communication has been positively associated with HCAPHS scores. There is increasing evidence that these same techniques also impact patient quality and safety. This session focuses on effective communication skills that you and your colleagues can ‘hardwire’ into your daily interactions with patients and family members.
The Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Department of Pastoral Care will offer a "Blessing of Hands" in the children's 2nd floor chapel during the week of October 16-21. All staff are invited to attend this 2-3 minute ceremony of affirmation to honor your work and service.
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Location: 3015 VUH