The Washington State Medical Association Foundation for Health Care Improvement has been hard at work on behalf of patients and physicians this past year. Accelerating the implementation of the Choosing Wisely campaign and launching the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest advance care planning program were our top priorities.
Join patient safety leaders from across the region to learn, share, and be inspired. Presentations and discussions will address our theme – Patients and Families, Partners in Safe Care. We are seeking speakers and poster presenters from a variety of care settings and perspectives.
In an effort to bring attention to the work of medication safety professionals, the Washington Patient Safety Coalition is featuring an ongoing series of blogs from clinicians on the front line of medication reconciliation efforts.
WPSC Member Featured in Second Victim Resource Paper:
Patricia McCotter, RN, JD, Director of Patient Safety Innovations and Provider Support at WPSC member organization Physicians Insurance, is a co-author of a recent article published in The Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. … Read More.
The Institute for Patient- and Family- Centered Care has a great set of resources and tools to change the concept of families as “visitors” to families as partners, and recognizes the University of Washington Medical Center as an exemplar facility.
AHRQ is offering TeamSTEPPS Master Training online as an accredited course for health care professionals interested in improving patient safety and health care quality. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork approach to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. … Read More.
The sections for Patients and Families and the News and Events will remain available to all. The Resource Library and the section for Providers and Others will be restricted. Resources from past events such as webinars and conferences will be available to members only … Read More.