Patient Safety

Empowered and educated patients are best prepared to have necessary conversations with their healthcare providers about safe injection practices. Following are resources to help you confidently talk to your doctor about injection safety.


Presentations About Patient Safety

Evelyn and Tom are available to share their story of infection attributed to reuse of syringes in a medical setting, and discuss patient safety. Following is an overview of talks they offer.
 For more information, please contact Evelyn at evelynmcknight99 [at] gmail.com.

A Never Event – Don’t let it Happen in your Facility!

Description: A survivor describes a Nebraska “Never Event” in which 99 patients contracted Hepatitis C when a nurse reused syringes during chemotherapy administration. Root causes of the outbreak are examined as well as resources for prevention.


Objectives: Learners will be able to:
 list causes of unsafe injections
, list methods to foster a safety culture
, describe a way to mitigate unsafe technique
, list current safety incentives


Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, Risk managers

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Preventing Healthcare Transmission of Disease through injection Safety


Description: This presentation examines causes of patient-to-patient, patient-to-provider and provider-to-patient transmission of disease and offers resources for prevention.


Objectives: Learners will be able to: list resources for prevention of patient to patient transmission of disease
, list resources for prevention of patient to provider transmission of disease
, list resources for prevention of provider to patient transmission of disease


Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, Risk managers

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Becoming an Empowered Patient

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Description: Patients are learning that to receive the best quality healthcare, they need to effectively partner with their healthcare provider. A physician and a survivor of medical error discuss their own personal experiences of patient empowerment and ways to improve the physician-patient partnership.


Objectives: Learners will be able to:
 list behaviors within healthcare culture that can lead to large scale blood borne pathogen outbreaks, cite resources that empower patients and improve the physician-patient partnership


Intended Audience: Healthcare consumers

 

For more information about the guest presentations, please contact Evelyn at evelynmcknight99 [at] gmail.com