Thank you to all of the faculty and students in Telluride this week. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom, experience, and expertise. This week has come to a close, but the momentum presses on.
To two steps forward.
I so thoroughly enjoyed Day 2! This morning’s patient safety moment was a great reminder that mindfulness is a great quality to have, but that acting on mindfulness is how impact happens. I learned so many insightful, essential lessons today, and I think one thing that stuck out to a lot of us was the EHR statistics. It’s mind-blowing that this technology that was likely intended to improve record-keeping, quality, and safety is actually doing just the opposite. In addition, Mr. Nance’s story of the 18-year-old man who prevented what would have been the second largest aircraft incident really resonated with me. It reminded me of the first follower of the naked dancing man: despite feeling uncomfortable, he voiced his concerns because Mr. Nance empowered him as a team-member. What an inspiration.
I am excited to implement what I’ve learned into my own practice and schooling!
I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many amazing people and to be a part of the Telluride Experience. It’s absolutely gorgeous here!
One quote that really stuck out to me today was that, “You’re doomed to make the same mistakes if you don’t talk about and try to learn from them.” It seems so obvious, but while we can be proactive to do our best to prevent adverse outcomes, humans will inevitably make mistakes, and we must make an effort to learn from them. It was disconcerting to learn that Lewis Blackman’s care team did not initiate the investigation of his death for this reason.