Register for Webcasts on Patient Safety in the ICU

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Project Dispatch is offering a unique webcast series titled “Patient Safety During Bedside Procedures in the ICU.” Register today to take advantage of two upcoming learning opportunities from this series, which is held in collaboration with the Surgery Section Patient Safety Committee. These webcasts were organized and will be moderated by Surgery Section Patient Safety Committee Co-Chair Roy Constantine, PhD, RPA-C, FCCM, Assistant Director of Mid-Level Practitioners at St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center. Registration is complimentary for both webcasts.

Patient Monitoring and the Use of Checklists During Bedside Procedures in the ICU
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
December 9, 2015
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When it comes to patient safety and successful outcomes, the value of checklists is becoming more apparent in the face of a crisis. During this session, Teodoro Forcht Dagi, MD, DMedSc, MPH, FAANS, FACS, FCCM, FRCSEd, of Harvard Medical School and Queen’s University Belfast, will discuss optimization of patient monitoring and the use of checklists for crisis responses during bedside procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU). The implementation of tools and practice to reinforce this safety culture will also be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess preparedness to respond to crises during bedside procedures
  • Implement crisis checklists in the ICU
  • Train and practice emergency response

Electronic Distraction in the ICU: An Impediment to Patient Safety
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
December 16, 2015
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In this session, Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, Director of Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, will focus on limiting noise and distractions in the ICU in order to create a safer environment for the patient and the procedural team. Additional information will be provided on how electronic devices can spread infection and what can be done to avoid it. Preventable medical errors in our ICUs are associated with a culture that focuses on patient safety, and the implementation of tools and practice to reinforce this safety culture will be emphasized in this webcast.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess levels of noise and distraction in the ICU
  • Articulate how the spread of infection via electronic devices occurs

Register online for both webcasts using your Customer ID and password. For more information on both webcasts, please visit the Project Dispatch webpage. If you have any questions regarding either event, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, efficacy, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research. This project is supported by grant number R18HS21940 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of AHRQ.

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