Multidisciplinary AAMC team represents at the Maryland Patient Safety Conference

Multidisciplinary AAMC team represents at the Maryland Patient Safety Conference

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The 11th annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference was held last Tuesday, March 31 at the Hilton in Baltimore, MD. This event brings together over 1,200 multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to discuss issues and trends in patient safety.

Two inspirational keynote speakers and 12 informational sessions focusing on different aspects of patient safety were offered throughout the day. Leadership, team work, and the climate of change were the main topics of many presenter sessions, provoking some great discussion regarding patient safety best practices and current issues.

AAMC presented 16 posters – click on the links below to learn more – and Shirley Knelly’s poster, Patient and Family Centered Inpatient Room Whiteboards: Engaging Patients in Their Care, received the Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation.

Patient and Family Centered Inpatient Room Whiteboards: Engaging Patients in Their Care – Shirley Knelly

Managing the Complexity of Medication Reconciliation – Sandy Fox

Effective Patient Fall Reduction Initiative on an Inpatient Oncology Unit – Jan Clemons

The Development of Nursing Assessment and Symptom Management Clinic – Cathy Copertino

Using Lean Methodology to Improve Patient Care and Through-put in an Endoscopy Suite – Nia Wright

Improving VTE Inpatient Quality Core Measures Through a Multifaceted Solutions Approach – Sheryl Poretz

Improved Coordination of Care for Patient with Abnormalities on Chest Imaging: The Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program – Maria Geronimo

CCHD Screening Algorithm Tool for Successful Assessments – Cindy Mueller

Beyond Chemo and Radiation: Screening and Intervention to Treat the Whole Person – Ashley Varner

Building Forward: A Vibrant Cancer Survivorship Program in a Community Hosptial – Ashley Varner

New Practice for End of Life Care for Dying Patient – Stephanie White

Improving the Inpatient Febrile Neutropenia Process – Jan Clemons

Sustained Reduction of Narcotic Induced Over-Sedation and Respiratory Depression: A Multi-Focal Patient Safety Enhancement – Barry Meisenberg

Driving Quality and Change Through Implementation of Leadership Standard Work – Carol Lacher

Adoption of ASPAN Guidelines for Treatment of Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) in Ambulatory Surgical Settings – Denise Matteson-

Train Like You Mean It – Patty Sherman

-Gena Kosmides, BSN, RN

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