I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Telluride Patient Safety Roundtable. It seems that the peaceful, picturesque landscape of Telluride is a perfect location to discuss the critical and complex topic of patient safety and quality. I enjoyed and learned from each discussion, but below are a memorable moments from the weekend.
First, I was very impressed by the quality improvement projects headed by the seven residents. Each resident should be very proud about what they have accomplished at their institutions and have inspired me to go back to my hospital and initiate change. Important take- home points from the discussion include performing quality improvement projects in a large, multidisciplinary team, and getting leadership on board in order to make more efficient change. Medical errors and hospital acquired infections are unacceptable and patient safety is our primary responsibility as providers.
Other take away points that I wrote down… Continue reading