My biggest take aways from one of the lectures are the following three points:
I am not perfect
I will make a mistake
I have no control over the human factor
If we keep this in mind and always plan for the worst possible outcome first, we will keep patient safety as our first approach to medicine. I want to thank all of the faculty and sponsors for giving of their time this week.
This has been such an eye opening experience into the realm of patient safety. I have learned a lot of facts that have led to just as many topics that need to be explored. My plan is to go back to my campus and create an elective course in patient safety for undergraduate nursing students. I do not believe students are exposed to enough content in this area. We have been given so many tools here that I can incorporate into the course. I believe that I will challenge each student to identify a potential QI project relating to their clinical experience. Thanks again so much for the opportunity to attend.
I can’t say enough about the importance of attending this conference. This is only the first day, and I have learned so much and have enjoyed meeting all of these wonderful people. We have spoken about empowering others to speak up and make changes to improve patient safety. I hope that each one of us can take this home with us. I hope each of us learn and can share with our colleagues new and exciting ways to improve the healthcare system. Keep spreading the word about this much needed conference for our generation to make a difference