Patient safety as a disruptor generating system improvements using simulation

Carol Durham, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN

Session Overview:
This keynote will examine patient safety as a disruptor to generate system improvements using simulation. A brief history of patient safety will be provided to examine possibilities of why preventable patient harm continues at an alarming today rate even today. The audience will be asked to consider why we are “Still Not Safe” in spite of lots of human and financial resources have been invested in patient safety. Select simulation based solutions that have improved patient care will be used as exemplars. 

After this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of business of healthcare on patient safety initiatives.
  • Discuss successful simulation based solutions that have improved patient safety.