Day 1 Reflection

Hello all! This is my first blog post so please bear with me! I wanted to reflect on Day 1 of the Telluride Summer Camp by briefly listing some ideas or principles that resonated with me:

– the concept of a “response team” that responds to adverse events/medical errors in a timely fashion in order to facilitation transparent communication with patients/families, support caregivers involved, collect information to develop systems improvements to prevent future errors, and establish a method and timeline for follow up for all parties involved. Something like this currently does not exist at my residency.
– As a Family Medicine resident planning to pursue a career in outpatient primary care, I am interested to learn more about patient safety and systems to prevent medical errors in the outpatient setting.
– Culture eats strategy for breakfast!
– I am particularly interested in learning about and developing mechanisms to support caregivers (nurses, residents, pharmacists, physicians) when an unexpected outcome/adverse event happens to a patient. I think these moments can be defining moments in the careers of caregivers and can take a toll on the sustainability of a career in medicine. In some cases, I have heard of physicians leaving medicine due to things like this happening or due to repercussions (such as lawsuits) down the line. How can we protect patients AND caregivers?

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