Letters — May 2013

Escape Fire

Thank you for the many compliments we have received since “Escape Fire,” our film about healthcare in the U.S., garnered national and international attention. We have received requests for individual copies, which are available from our website.

The film follows dramatic human interest stories and the leaders who fight to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government and the military. We hope you see in the film our intention to save the health of a nation by finding a way out of the status quo.

Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Epicenter of Quality and Safety

Last summer, Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing became the home of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute. QSEN’s dynamic agenda focuses on six competencies for quality and safety education: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics.

As the institute’s director, I am working with nurse and physician leaders to develop and disseminate information about the most modern and effective ways to help nursing students and nurses learn about quality and safety practices. We will sponsor national and regional meetings and offer learning tools on our www.QSEN.org website.

Mary Dolansky
Cleveland, Ohio

Family Presence

At Medical Center of Central Georgia’s Emergency Center we have written guidelines that all families should be screened for the option of being present at the bedside during resuscitation. The exclusion criteria are very narrow, and all staff have participated in formal training on how to implement the written guidelines.

Nyssa Hattaway
Macon, Ga.

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