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Clinical Simulations Are Center Stage in Keeping Patients Safe

Thursday, May 6, 2010   (0 Comments)
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National Patient Safety Foundation takes leadership role using simulation as learning tool at 2010 NPSF Patient Safety Congress

BOSTON, MA (May 6, 2010) – The National Patient Safety Foundation will launch an innovative Learning & Simulation Center at the annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress on May 17-19 in Orlando, creating a remarkable environment for attendees to engage in diverse, hands-on, interactive settings and take away real-world solutions to improve patient safety and quality of care.


“Simulation is an effective, exciting tool that can be used in many ways to improve patient safety,” said Jeffrey Cooper, executive director  of the Center for Medical Simulation. “Through interactive demonstrations and debriefings, the Simulation program at this year’s NPSF Patient Safety Congress demonstrates the breadth of applications of simulation techniques and technologies. Interactive simulation environments embedded in the exhibit area will create active participation from Congress attendees.”

NPSF has engaged leaders in the simulation field to craft and facilitate the live simulation program:

    • Handoffs and Critical Communication
      Department of Defense Patient Safety Program
    • Patient Safety Risks Challenge
      University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety
    • Simulation for Use Testing of Medical Devices
      Center for Medical Simulation
    • Reducing the Risk of Central Line Infections and Complications Using Guidelines, Checklists and Simulation
      Institute for Medical Simulation and Advance Learning at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
    • Effective Management of Shoulder Dystocia Applying Cognitive, Technical and Teamwork Skills (TeamSTEPPS™)
      Society for Simulation in Healthcare and The Doctors Company

“We’re incredibly excited about this innovative simulation program and grateful to the many experts who worked with us to create this experience for our attendees. It is reflective of NPSF’s ongoing commitment to advancing patient safety,” noted NPSF President Diane Pinakiewicz.

Patient safety solutions areas include shared decision tools, team communication, preventing healthcare-acquired infections, national regulatory compliance, patient and family engagement, medication safety and healthcare information technology.

Widely recognized as the preeminent patient safety forum, the NPSF Congress will also present seven core educational tracks with 35 individual sessions, a Measurement Boot Camp, a Leadership Day designed to address accountability within an organization, strategies for patient and family engagement at the grassroots level, the Lucian Leape Institute plenary, and much more.

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