I am so thankful for this experience. It’s scary to imagine my lack of knowledge on such an important topic just one week ago, however, I am grateful for my newly acquired knowledge and now see it as my duty to spread the word and mission of ZERO to my classmates. Some of the main points I want to get across as I begin my journey to educate my classmates are as follows: CANDOR, Care for the Caregiver, and the High reliability culture in medicine.
Communication and Optimal Resolution is vital not just to improve patient safety and care for the future but for treating the patient and their family with the utmost respect following a tragic event. The latter point should not even be something we need to discuss, it should already be ingrained in medical practice since every caregiver can agree that the patient comes first. Unfortunately, things… Continue reading
I chose to attend the Telluride Experience because I wanted to learn more about what constitutes patient safety from a personal, everyday practice, viewpoint and how I can build and incorporate good habits that will shape my future career into a patient-centered care, before I unknowingly adopt loose habits that more easily enable harmful errors to slip by. In other words, I am seeking to learn how to ensure my future patients are safe from common medical errors that every physician is prone to making because, for some reason, it is an underrepresented topic in many medical school’s curriculum. I have a basic understanding of what patient safety is from the outside looking in, and I understand that the root cause of many preventable mishaps that lead to serious harm can be traced back to an error in the larger, overall system. However, I am seeking to expand my knowledge… Continue reading