Elizabeth Ross

Forever Changed

As I was driving home from Breckenridge yesterday, I was listening to Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal and a quote stood out to me. Gawande writes, “culture is the sum total of shared habits and expectations… Culture has tremendous inertia. That’s why it’s culture. It works because it lasts.” Taking this quote back to the experiences of this past week has allowed me to realize that with all of the likeminded individuals that attend the Telluride Experience, we are all working together to change the culture of healthcare. We are creating a cultural shift that puts patient safety and quality care in the forefront of all that we do and the care we provide. This past week has literally changed the course of my practice and will be carried with me throughout my career as an AGACNP. Patients and families need our commitment to excellence in health care with a focus… Continue reading

Telluride Pre-post

I am looking forward to attending the Telluride experience next week! I first became aware of this amazing opportunity through my AGACNP program and saw it as a wonderful learning experience that would not only positively influence my practice as a current bedside RN but also impact my future practice as an APRN. Patient safety has been, and continues to be, an ongoing concern in the health care industry that presents many areas of opportunity and has great room for improvements. I think creating an environment where patient safety is in the forefront of the minds of those delivering care can greatly impact patient outcomes and positively influence the overall quality of health care that we are able to provide. I am very passionate about “do no harm” – and this all begins with identification of patient safety issues and implementation of improvement strategies.  I am looking forward 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.