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kati October 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I hope learn about quality and safety


Robin October 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

I am enjoying the updates in this area. Please provide information on the certificate program being developed by the Bloomberg School when available.


roostam November 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

I appreciated it if you can let me know how I may contact Dr. David Helmannn,MD in regards to a patient who has TEMPORAL ARTERITIS.


Armando Martinez May 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

I am a foreign graduate physician based in Miami, FL. Currently, I am transitioning from the teaching arena (allied health professionals) to the quality and patient safety practice. I find the message and ideas discussed in this blog, powerful and encouraging. They give sense to the initial steps of the challenging journey I have decided to take.


Rich Miller January 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

Have enjoyed your work to establish practical, grounded approaches and advice for innovation!

Dr. Pronovost, can you suggest any recent Innovation sources for applications or pilots in subacute centers and facilities?
Thanks, Rich


Edwin Childs May 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

After 17 years in hospital administration, 11 years in value based purchasing with business coalitions, 13 years as a caregiver and loosing my 26 year old to poly-pharmacy I am convinced patient partnerships with their primayy care providers and education of both in physician-spectfic outcomes and safety are the keys to improving the quality of care we receive.

I firmly believe if PCP'S and patients can be given a safety and outcomes assessment especially when poor outcomes are experienced, the POWER OF THE INFORMED REFERRAL as well as patient to patient communication, can be potentially as effective in improving patient outcomes and safety, as the successes you have demonstrated with checklist.


Rita Lawrence August 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

The AACN has emphasized the importance of the relationship and communication between the nurse and MD as critical to patient safety which has historically been lacking and there seems to be little backing for the RN still from administration due to the relationships ratio of power in the organizations. Amanda Trujillo is a nurse in AZ who is under investigation for educating a patient about the option of hospice prior to having him sign an op permit. She did what was ethically correct by taking action.
I have read that Dr. Peter Provost is involved with educating doctors about the role of nurses and scope of practice and educational preparedness. Would anyone have information on this key element in doctor's (medical) education?
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Teri Hughes January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am

Has anyone successfully implemented a CUSP for falls in your facility. If so I would love to see your work. struggling with reducing on fall rates.


Barbara Callahan March 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I am with Sotera Wireless, a San Diego based company which focuses on improving patient safety through continuous vital signs monitoring on a mobile, body worn platform. Our newest technology (cNIBP) provides continuous blood pressure measurement without the use of an invasive line. I would be honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sotera. Thank you-Barb


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