Surviving Healthcare Today

Surviving Healthcare Today: Comprehensive Approach to Patient Safety

October 26, 201651 min
Guest: Kate Fitzpatrick, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer from Univ. of Vermont Medical Center (UVM). Kate discusses the importance of focusing on patient safety from hospital management through every area of the hospital team culture, and with special focus on empowering patients and caregivers. Nurses realize that they can make an error, and often that possibility (especially at the end of a long, tiring shift) keeps them up at nights. Kate shares some of the improvements that will help prevent medical errors at UVM Medical Center. Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org.

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