Kimberly Huhmann

Spotty internet in the beautiful mountains leads to delayed blogging

I’m catching up on blogging for the past couple of days.

On day 2, the theme was transparency and communication with the patient and family. Both of which I find incredibly important and vital components to care. Communication with patients and families is an area that I am, specifically, passionate about as I have completed a grand rounds presentation and communication simulation training (CST) program on this topic. We need more training in communicating. Didactics don’t work. Simulation does. After today, I plan to incorporate disclosure and consents in the scenarios for future CST sessions.

On day 3, care for the caregiver was a new concept to me which is astonishing. How did this concept not cross my mind sooner? I believe it’s because healthcare professionals are so passionate about their careers and responsibilities that we often forget to take care of ourselves. If we are unable to care for… Continue reading

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Wow! I’m blown away by the Telluride Experience already on day 1. Errors and mistakes are part of being human. The quote by James Reason stuck out to me – “We cannot change the human condition, but we can change the conditions under which the humans work.” That starts exactly where we are at by educating the young healthcare professionals of today. Many of us can hear a story about an undesired outcome and think of numerous ways we would have done things differently. However, at the end of the day we must remember that, at some point, it will be us. To know we are not alone and to learn from ourselves as well as others is an invaluable lesson. I’m excited to see how this week will continue to shape and mold us into leaders in patient safety.

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.