Now that I have returned home from the week, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the lessons learned during our discussions.
The first two days of this week were powerful and were enhanced by the presence of the family members that had been their when lapses in medical care happened. The insight they provided us was invaluable, their interactions with different hospital systems was informative, and their lesson of disclosing early, apologizing, and keeping the patients and their families in the loop is one I’ll make sure to hold onto. Additionally, I learned much by having the faculty there providing examples from their careers as well as showing us how they learned to overcome barriers to arrive at a safer standard for patient care
I also found it helpful to learn about what steps should be taken before implementing certain tools in a hospital systems. I was already somewhat… Continue reading
As I begin my travel to Colorado, I reflect on the series of decisions that brought me to this terminal. I began my residency at the beginning of the COVID pandemic with the intention of just trying to make it through the year. An opportunity at my institution presented itself that would involve resident feedback for patient safety. I saw this as a way of professionally developing myself and chose to pursue this and participate in the committee. It was through this patient safety committee that I learned about the AELPS conference and I applied to the program without further thoughts. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the conference was delayed and I had to wait until this week in order to finally participate.
In the intervening time, the resident patient safety committee was started and I began on my path towards patient safety. Something that surprised me about the committee… Continue reading