Strategic Opportunities in Patient Safety: Enhancing Fall Prevention Programs, Enculturating Virtual Nursing, and Automating with AI

October 9, 2024 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM PT

Barriers within and across healthcare organizations continue to limit progress in implementing population-specific patient safety processes and outcomes. According to The Joint Commission (2023), fall-injury sentinel events remain the leading issue, highlighting the need for organizational change at all levels and the adoption of clinically relevant technology and innovation to support challenged care delivery systems.

Participants will be inspired by three leading patient safety nurse experts to reengineer care delivery, mitigate fall-related harm, reduce ineffective care, and avoid untested technology trends in patient safety.

With a commitment to improvement, practice imperatives will be introduced to implement population-based fall prevention programs, build on virtual nursing for sustainable enculturation, and define key considerations for selecting artificial intelligence based on purpose, application, and predictive models.

Engagement with experts’ observations, case studies, and applications will provide participants nationwide with strategies to reengineer clinical care processes. These trends and interventions aim to support clinicians’ workflow, promote patient outcomes, and reduce preventable falls and harm.

Presentation topics include:

  • Enhance Fall Prevention Programs to Reduce Preventable falls and Protect Patients from Injury.
  • Discuss the impact of virtual nursing, level-setting the decision to adopt this type of program and how it can improve patient accessibility and care.
  • Differentiate and apply artificial intelligence from machine learning automation to improve patient safety and quality of care predictive analytics. 

Register via GoToWebinar.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2024: 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Dr. Patricia Quigley, is a Nurse Consultant, Nurse Scientist, Former Associate Director and VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. She is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation, and her contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety.  She is nationally known for her program of research in patient safety, particularly in fall prevention. The falls program research agenda continues to drive research efforts across health services and rehabilitation researchers.

Dr. Erin Bush brings 24 years of professional experience in nursing, education, and leadership to HD Nursing where she helps prevent falls and deliver safe outcomes across the continuum of care. Her true passion is to support vulnerable patient populations. As a bedside nurse, she cared for high risk obstetric couplets earning a national certification in maternal-newborn nursing. She led a multi-state tele-health consortium as a clinical educator that bridged clinical gaps for underserved rural residents in the south. She’s also passionate about conducting research on better ways to bring families and long term care residents with dementia together using simulated presence. She earned a BSN and a Master of Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dr. Amy Hester has 30 years of nursing experience including over a decade of med/surge and neuro nursing followed by unit management and hospital administration. In 2015, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and has since published and spoken extensively on the subject of falls and injury prediction and prevention. She retired from UAMS in 2018 after 26 years of service to dedicate her time fully to HD Nursing. She is adjunct faculty at UAMS College of Nursing. As an entrepreneur, she mentors others to help them with their own endeavors. Amy also serves as the Chair of the HD Nursing Board of Directors.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.5 contact hours.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.