Audra Stallard

Bringing it home

After 5 days in Telluride, I feel excited, motivated, knowledgeable, and empowered. I am so thankful for this experience, and I honestly believe this past week has changed the course of my time in medical school. Over the past year I have been searching for an organization, a project… something that I can be passionate about outside of schoolwork. I wanted something that I can make my own, that creates visible results, and that makes a real difference in patient care. With the encouragement of the other students and of Telluride’s faculty, I am confident that patient safety improvement can be the endeavor I have been looking for. I am so excited to work with Emma, my classmate and fellow Telluride alum, on founding MU Med’s IHI student chapter and working to make meaningful changes to the curriculum of our interprofessional program. We hope to bring this past week’s lessons… Continue reading

When Transparency Matters

Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety – Day 2 – June 9, 2015

Sentences that stuck:

  • “Patients want to hear recognition, a plan for investigation, the truth, regret, how we will prevent similar harm to others, and remedy.”
  • “In the state of Florida, if you are involved in 3 adverse events, you lose your license. Remarkably, their hospitals have no errors!”
  • “Negotiation is a means of advancing the full set of your interest by jointly decided action.”
  • “Around 440,000 patients per year die due to unnecessary harm by health services. That’s three and a half 747’s crashing per day.”
  • “Patient safety shouldn’t be a priority, but a core value.”
  • “A true leader creates an environment in which any member of the team does not hesitate to speak up.”
  • “Our hand-washing rates are up to 81%!” “Great! That means only 19% of your patients are at risk for dangerous… Continue reading

The Task: Write a reflection. The goal: Mindfulness.

Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety – Day 1, June 8, 2015

Sentences that stuck:

  • “People don’t remember powerpoints, they remember stories.”
  • “I need a little clarity.”
  • “Telluride has more dogs per person (1.8/person) than any other town in the U.S.”
  • “The most important question: ‘What’s the worst it could be?'”
  • “Why do we have a Monday-through-Friday culture when illness happens every day of the week?”
  • “The best way to starve a dog is to tell two people to feed it.”
  • “Make a plan to persuade; People are motivated by data, structure, and emotions.”
  • “Why are you here? What do you want to take with you? What are you willing to invest?”

After only one day of the “Telluride Experience”, I’ve got 6 pages of handwritten notes and an unending stream of questions and ideas buzzing around my head. Today Dr. Wendy Madigosky asked us to list situations… 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.