Katie Meier

Pre-Arrival Reflection Post

Attending the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety is important to me because I want to increase my knowledge and skills to become a leader in the healthcare industry to improve the safety of my patients, and subsequently their healthcare outcomes. Recently I conducted an evaluation on the pressure injury prevention program on the cardiac/telemetry unit that I work on located in Jackson, Mississippi at St. Dominic Hospital.

The prevention of pressure injuries is of great concern in healthcare today. A hospital-acquired pressure injury is defined as a localized injury to the skin or underlying tissue that develops during an inpatient hospital stay. In the United States, more than 2.5 million people develop pressure injuries annually. Approximately 60,000 of these patients die as a direct result of a pressure injury each year. According to the Joint Commission, even though this is a potentially avoidable condition, preventing pressure injuries has… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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