Afua Kunadu

GUILTY AS CHARGED!!!!

Being a part of the 2017 Telluride scholars is definitely an experience that has changed my life forever, not to mention my practice as a physician. My experiences the last 48 hours have given me a whole new perspective on patient safety and i intend moving forward to be the ”change i seek”

As residents and nurses, If we have patient safety concerns, we need to speak up. If you see something, say something, that might save a life.

I find it very disheartening, the irony of harming the very people we set out to heal. Truth of the matter is a lot of people fall through the cracks in our poorly integrated health care system and they need people to speak up for them. Patient improvement should be at the core of every provider. There is always room to grow and to learn from our mistakes.

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THE TRIBE

Find a group of people who challenge you and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.     ‘Amy Poehler’

#PATIENTSAFETY, #PATIENTCENTEREDCARE #THINGSMUSTCHANGEFORTHEBETTER

 

Humans are fallible and Error is predictable

We are all susceptible to errors and errors can never be eliminated. Focus should therefore not be on elimination of errors (mission impossible) but rather on building a robust system to mitigate against unavoidable human errors. Under normal conditions humans average 5-7 errors/hr. This number increaser to 11-15 errors/hr under stressful conditions

Astounding statistics about medical errors should be a wakeup call. When you have patient safety concerns in your work place, raise them, don’t be quiet. When you see something, say something

At the same time, we have to change from a punitive culture to one of learning and sharing. We cannot discipline errors out of people, we need a ‘just culture’.

 

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!!!!

Being a part of the 2017 Telluride scholars is definitely an experience that has changed my life forever, not to mention my practice as a physician. My experiences the last 48 hours have given me a whole new perspective on patient safety and i intend moving forward to be the ”change i seek”

As residents and nurses, If we have patient safety concerns, we need to speak up. If you see something, say something, that might save a life.

I find it very disheartening, the irony of harming the very people we set out to heal. Truth of the matter is a lot of people fall through the cracks in our poorly integrated health care system and they need people to speak up for them. Patient improvement should be at the core of every provider. There is always room to grow and to learn from our mistakes.

We need to… Continue reading

Telluride Experience Student and Resident Sessions for 2017 are now full!

Application Deadline has passed!

For Medical and Nursing Students
In Telluride, CO: June 11-15
In Napa, CA: July 16-20
In Turf Valley, MD: July 26-30

For Resident Physicians
In Telluride, CO: June 4-9
In Napa, CA: July 16-20
In Turf Valley, MD: July 26-30

 
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