A beautiful day, a beautiful place, and some of the finest young minds I’ve had the privilege of brainstorming with.
Today in Telluride we dove into the deep end of tackling the problem of patient safety. Several wonderful presentations and many amazing take home points. For me the most poignant of which was the story of Lewis Blackman and meeting the patient’s mother Helen Haskell. I was so thankful for her to share her story of miscommunication and premature closure. Two things that ultimately led to the untimely passing of her 15 year old son from a completely preventable and treatable complication of an elective surgery. All too often in our healthcare culture we take sign-out or passage of patients onto our service with a diagnosis as though it is spoken gospel. If a colleague sends us a CHF patient, then we treat it as a… Continue reading