excited about Patient Safety Week next week, which
focuses on one thing: keeping our patients safe. Patient safety is
everyoneıs responsibility, and next week there will be
activities to highlight its importance. Some small things you
can do to improve safety are: Speak up by asking questions,
encourage patients to take an active role in their care,
and practice good hand hygiene. We need your help to
foster a culture of safety and zero patient harm.
Brennan, MD, chief medical officer
find them all?? Come find out!
find the safety issues in our mock patient room for chance to win a Kindle Fire from
Monday, April 9, to Friday, April 13, NCEC (Elevator BW, Level
4). Visit our table throughout the week in the Colloton Pavilion
Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1) for info and prizes.
suspected transfusion reaction, the provider needs to evaluate the
patient, document an event note in Epic, and tell the
plan to the transfusionist. There is now a SmartText template
providers can use. See this Epic AZ tip sheet,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org with
improving, keep up the momentum!
be an April fool; encrypt your devices
careful where you store patient information:
are storing patient information on any electronic device, make sure
it is encrypted to secure patient data. Unencrypted devices are
easily hacked and are a security risk. If the device is hacked,
lost, or stolen, that is a HIPAA breach of all the patient
information on that device.
documentation of the precise type of heart failure is important for
accurate billing and coding, as well as adequately describing the
severity of the illness that our patients are experiencing.
all-around successlook out for our next session dates in the fall!
Every Time, a new program for UI Health Care employees, was
presented for the first time on March 7 and 8 to 1,160 staff
members. It emphasized how safety, quality, and the patient
connection all come together for the ideal patient experience.
"Itıs nice to be treated with empathy verses judgment" to
"The first one seemed annoyed . . ."
- Partners in Care Job Fair for MAs and
NAs: Saturday, April 21
- Get involved
in community walks/runs this spring; some
need volunteers, and all welcome participants
- Cup of Coffee Conversations for Nurse
Managers: Tuesday, May 15, or Wednesday, May
- Ethics in Healthcare Conference:
Friday, May 18
- Lean Improvement Model for Health Care
Training: Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25
- The Examined Life Conference:
call for submissions is open (deadline is Sunday, April 15)
to hear from you! We are always looking for new ways to innovate
and enhance our patient safety practices, maximize quality
measures, and give our patients the best experience possible. Send
us your questions, ideas, or feedback on any of these topics to email@example.com.