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Interventional Radiology Patient Safety and Staff Engagement: A Collaborative Approach for Success

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Contact Hour(s): 1.0

Available Until: 3/20/2021

Non-Member Price: $15.00

Member: $10.00

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2019 Annual Meeting Tuesday Sessions - Austin

Patient Safety improvement in Interventional Radiology and Procedural Suites is a morale imperative for nursing leaders and staff alike. This presentation will outline the elements of a success and comprehensive patient safety and quality program. It will include actual quality and staff safety data revealing significant improvements in the 12 domains of the AHQR safety culture staff survey. It will also include lessons learned and next steps for enhancement of safety applicable to any procedural area. This will be geared to novice to expert staff and managers alike. Communication of improvement methodologies is the hallmark of a successful program and is the meaning of Kaizen. Kaizen means continuous quality improvement and is very important to building a culture where all staff are engaged, suggest and implementing improvements in a department or hospital system.

Staff RN’s need to be aware of the current and historical trends in quality and safety work in order to be poised to make suggestions for improvements utilizing current methods. Exposure to these methods and practical and easily applied techniques will enhance their likely participation in departmental quality programs. We will present how our IR utilized WHO checklist, and gained anesthesia support for this enhanced communication with positive results.