First of all I want to thank all the faculty and sponsors of the Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camp for a wonderful and unforgettable experience. I purposely waited to post my final blog, as I wanted an opportunity to go back to work and to begin to share my experiences with my fellow nurses. I knew some of the concepts taught at the conference would be foreign to a lot of the nurses but I was surprised that it was also foreign to some of our managers. It goes to show that the kind of cultural changes that being a HRO would take would indeed be quite the undertaking. I have yet to meet with the director but from the response I have received so far I’m hopeful that we would be willing to adapt at least some of the concepts.
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Take away for today: making an effort to be more mindful of others, our environment, and events that maybe going on around us; and taking the necessary actions that maybe required to prevent harm.
“To err is human, to forgive is divine.” I thought of this phrase today during our first patient safety presentation. Human error is an expected occurrence in all aspects of everyday life. Unfortunately errors when they occur in healthcare have great impacts on patient safety. It is clear that how we choose to handle and rectify these errors when they occur will determine if we are true patient safety advocates. Transparency it seems could be the catalyst for change in the healthcare industry today. As we learn more about what it truly means to be transparent and how we can become better safety advocates for our patients, I hope the lessons learned will motivate us to rally change for our generation and for those to come.
It was wonderful meeting everyone and hearing about all these extremely talented and accomplished individuals. This is an experience that I will remember and cherish always.