Adelia Armstrong

Day Two

Today was very informative. I feel like I was a sponge soaking up the information and processing how I can change my world when I get back home. I  have an idea that could help increase awareness of patient safety and quality in a segment I would  call “Spotlight on Safety”. I am thinking I can start with a monthly inservice where we discuss  a specific hospital safety issue.  In this meeting we would really dig into the issues, brainstorm, and develop new policies or procedures for increasing safety. The goal would be to change our hospital by tackling one issue at a time. I really want the process of change to take place before we move on to the next safety project.  I also was thinking about a weekly email with a safety tip or quality tip that would be sent to the entire… Continue reading

First Day

Today was an emotional experience for me. Hearing all the stories from the Mother’s really affected me. I was hurt for them, mad at the healthcare providers and disappointed in the health care system as a whole but they taught me so much about courage. They showed how you can take severe pain and turn it around to effect change that touches the world. I am very greatful to them for the experience they gave me today and I pray and hope that I will never forget their stories and how they made me feel. I now have the responsibility to pass it on in my worklife, to my school colleagues, and everyone I know. One theme that stood out in the Lewis Blackman story was this Reflection: When can we get from a call for help being a sign of weakness but instead a call for patient safety. To… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.