IH AELPS Reflection Day #3

Today was an action packed day filled with adventure, challenge and emotion. Watching Bleed Out at the end of the day was such a powerful experience that I think we will all remember for years to come. It’s a testament to the power of story telling and how it can illuminate an experience and move someone to their very core. I look forward to bringing this film to my community and perpetuating the waves it has already created.

My Thoughts

I would like to thank the organizers and sponsors of the AELPS conference for such an amazing work done.
This was an eye-opening experience about the various spheres of patient safety and how some things we may see as minor can go a long way to affect not just patients, but entire families, communities and even generations.
Stories about medical mistakes indeed hit different if you can place a face to those stories.
Thank you to all the families that came to share their experiences with us. I know it must be difficult to relive these experiences all over again, but you bravely did so.
I am grateful to have been a part of #AELPS22. I consider myself a patient safety leader, and will make sure my impact is felt wherever I find myself.


The whole week, it was full of tears because of all the stories heard and the movies seen. It was a feeling that I work in healthcare and just the disbelief that such things do happen. Tears also because of the things that you see in the hospital that I work on that I have seen and heard and looking back I did not do anything about it. I have hidden in that wall of silence, and I do feel ashamed of that. I have put labels on patients and neglected the fact that they are human. I have not spoken up and just walked away. I have not given a listening ear because there was too much work and tasks on hand. I was too focused on making sure the work is done but neglected the fact to pause and reflect on the day. I forgot to pause and… Continue reading

Reflections on day # 3

Diagnostic errors are very common. Learning about tools for diagnostic excellence including TeamSTEPPS model will be useful. Communication and reflective practice should be incorporated in our daily practice. Doing the team activity is a good test for collaboration toward common goal.

We all know that medical error happens but it is very important to handle those in the right way as health care providers and health care team. Watching the movie bleed out made me realize how medical errors can be catastrophic for not only the patient but to their family members.

Reflection Post-Day 3

This week so far has been an emotional roller coaster, hopefully for the greater good of all patients.

Watching Bleed Out, I felt like there was such a breakdown at so many levels; I don’t understand why everyone can’t just admit to a tiny fault instead of trying to put the entire blame on one person. The hospital seemed to fail not only the patient and family, but also the nurse (coming from a nurses’ perspective). The greed of the insurance companies and others in healthcare to not care about others of our kind blows my mind-and the way they keep it a secret from the rest of the public. Imagine the outrage if people realized they were paying for these medical mistakes instead of the facility/people at fault!

I want so many more people to come through this program to hopefully have a change of heart. And not just… Continue reading

Reflection on Day 3

Today was an incredible day of learning, team-building, and communication. I think the most profound thing I learned from today as well as Day 1 is that medical mistakes happen, and how we treat the outcome has an enormous ripple effect on everyone. I was welling up with so much emotion during the viewing of “Bleeding Out.” Even now as I type this, I am still feeling some level of disbelief by how an enormous healthcare system with the power and privilege to help their patients when medical mistakes happen, instead decides to stone wall and refuse to acknowledge any true responsibility on their part. I am especially disappointed in the fact that even while knowing that Steve’s mom was a victim of a horrendous event, Steve’s uncle Ted still decide to turn back on his family out of possible fear of facing judgment from his peers.  Other things… Continue reading


The experience with the Escape room was definitely very mind opening. Working with people that have not the escape room before and was able to pull it through. Teamwork, communication was definitely a great exercise. The Movie Bleed Out by Steve Burrows was very moving. I left with tears but a vision that on day I will be part of the team that can make changes in the healthcare system and make it safer for the patients and to the care providers too. The movie was very moving, and I was shocked that there is something called eICU. I would have never thought that they would make that available for the critical patients. I am also grateful for Steve Burrows for the courage to show the truth in healthcare. Thank you for the experience. I am very sad that it is almost over

Day 3 Reflection

Interdisciplinary work in the clinical setting is critical to patient safety, a fact I have learned with my background in patient safety research and a practice that has been encouraged during my first three years of medical school. However, this is not something I have been able to regularly participate in during my clinical year. This week has been a great opportunity to break down some of the barriers that are commonly faced across healthcare professions without the walls of the clinical setting. Performing activities together such as the Dominoes game and the Escape Room allowed us to improve communication skills on an equal level. It will be important that I reflect on these experiences for example, what strategies did we utilize to achieve more effective communication? How do I ensure strong communication, openness, and respect in my future role in interdisciplinary teams?

Reflections for day #2

Hearing the Gentry story was breathtaking. It sad to hear about the catastrophic event but how the surgical team and the hospital handle the situation is good. Getting to know about Candor/ GO Team strategy will be useful for me in the future.

In addition, we often forgot the burden on caregiver. The session by Ed Tori is inspiring for all of us to work more toward improving our wellness and use stress assessment and management strategy. This will reduce burn out and decrease medical errors.

IH AELPS Day #2 Reflection

Hearing the Gentry’s story about patient safety today was quite striking. I think it is a message of hope and conveys a message about how a disclosure and post-harm conversation should occur. I also remain wondering what the same scenario looks like for folks who not only “aren’t as lucky” but who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds or who go to county hospitals, or folks who are just different, or patients who are might be “a little rough around the edges.”

One of my most precious clinical encounters was with a difficult patient and his family. The patient was a young man who did not act his age, and some might say that the family dynamics were pretty dysfunctional at times. But I saw and worked with that patient every day for over a month, and despite our differences and challenges in communication, we found a way to connect. Of… Continue reading

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