Patient Safety Summit

Presented in collaboration with the National Patient Safety Foundation 

Gain in-depth and focused knowledge on patient safety to take back to your hospital that can contribute to improvement in patient outcomes and unit-based financial metrics.

Wednesday, May 22 — 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A one-day event where nationally renowned industry experts will join participants to explore one of the most significant challenges for healthcare today. During this highly interactive experience using audience response technology, learners and top-tier patient safety authorities will examine current evidence, challenges and solutions.

Moderated by Patricia McGaffigan
Interim President, National Patient Safety Foundation

  • Keynote Presentation — 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    (open to all NTI attendees)
    The Elephant in the Room: A Culture of Disrespect
    Lucian Leape, MD

    Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
    Chair, Lucian Leape Institute at National Patient Safety Foundation

    Leape’s provocative keynote , based on the National Patient Safety Foundation’s 2013 landmark report, “Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care,” will examine the inextricable link between workplace safety and patient safety. He will address the pervasive, persistent and pernicious effects of disrespectful behavior that affects everyone in healthcare and how, until this is dealt with, efforts to improve quality and safety will fail to achieve desired results.

  • Alarm Fatigue
    Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

    Professor, Yale School of Nursing

    Funk will discuss current evidence about alarm fatigue including remote (telemetry) monitoring, the recent Sentinel Event Alert by The Joint Commission, quality improvement strategies and how to implement those strategies at the unit and hospital-wide level.

  • Infusion Management
    Nathaniel M. Sims, MD

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care

    Sims will explore current evidence, experience and solutions involving infusion pump malfunctions, tubing misconnections and the role of infusion systems in medication administration errors. Examples of where, how and why infusion systems are being effectively implemented will also be presented.

  • Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records
    Karen Zimmer, MD, MPH, FAAP

    Medical Director, ECRI Institute
    Virginia (Ginny) Davis, CPHQ, RN, EdD
    Vice President, Clinical Transformation and Informatics, Catholic Health Care East

    Davis and Zimmer will address external factors driving rapid implementation in healthcare information technology (IT) and the advantages, risks and barriers to safely implement healthcare IT. They will highlight patient safety examples and strategies to mitigate these unintended consequences.

If patient safety is a learning priority for you and your organization and you can’t carve out a week, health professionals from nearby locations can easily register for the day. Affordable daily rates are $210 for AACN members and $260 for nonmembers.

Reservation Information

Reservations for the Patient Safety Summit are made through the NTI Network, our online community for NTI participants. There is no additional fee associated with this special program, but attendees must be registered for NTI and space is limited.


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