The past two days have been amazing. I have learned so much. In some ways I am heartbroken because I have missed so much at home, including my oldest sons first day of third grade-which at this moment I do not think he will let me live down. However, I am here because I understand the value of investment. I am here to learn how to make health care a safer place. I am here to figure out how to right the wrong that took place over ten years ago when my father was still alive. You see, I live with the guilt that I didn’t do more and in a way I feel like I didn’t matter enough. This is something that I have struggled with for a long time, but have never found the right outlet to express my feelings.
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Attending the Telluride Experience is important to me because I want to help make patient safety a priority in healthcare! As a nurse and a nurse practitioner student I am uniquely positioned to advocate for and make changes that will directly impact the patients and their families that I serve. This week in Napa will help me understand how to provide safer care and provide me with the tools needed to encourage others to join me on my journey of safer care.
Ten years ago, I lost my father to his fight with diabetes and that event changed my life forever. My dad received horrible care in the very emergency department that I work in, which makes providing safe care a personal goal for me. My father’s death is attributed to less than stellar care and that has inspired to do better for my patients. I believe that if we… Continue reading