Thursday, December 1 at 7:00am to 8:00am
There is no cost to attend and all interested individuals are invited to participate. Continuing education credit is available.
The majority of medical errors occur in high-risk environments like the trauma setting. Furthermore, The Joint Commission has deemed communication issues and lack of collaboration as important root causes for medical errors. Therefore, improving communication is included in The Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals to create a safer practice environment for patients and providers. The intense transition from pre-hospital care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the emergency department provides a prime opportunity for communication failures and medical errors in the trauma setting.
Healthcare providers must understand the roles of other patient care team members and engage in effective interprofessional communication and collaboration to improve patient safety and health outcomes. While this session will focus on the trauma setting, all healthcare providers will interact with patients who EMS has treated. Effective interprofessional collaboration and understanding how pre-hospital care contributes to the overall care plan are critical to improving patient safety and health outcomes.