Rhonda Wyskiel

About Rhonda Wyskiel

Rhonda Wyskiel is a patient safety innovation coordinator for the Armstrong Institute who has sought to engage all members of the care team—clinicians, staff, patients and family members—in creating safer, more patient-centered processes.

Posts by Rhonda Wyskiel:

Five Steps to Innovative Solutions for Health Care Improvement

Five Steps to Innovative Solutions for Health Care Improvement

In my role as the patient safety innovation coordinator for the Armstrong Institute, I spend a lot of time helping clinicians improve processes in health care delivery. Oftentimes I've found that when faced with a challenge we all have a tendency to go right to solutions we're comfortable with. Especially in health care, we’re used(...)

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Patient Safety Perils at 36,000 Feet

Patient Safety Perils at 36,000 Feet

There are more than 50 in-flight medical emergencies a day on commercial airlines — or one for every 604 flights, according to a study published in 2013. What are the odds that two emergencies would occur on the exact same flight, above the Atlantic Ocean and hours from the nearest airport? My colleague Mark, a critical(...)

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Getting Patients’ Loved Ones off the Sidelines: The Family Involvement Menu

Getting Patients’ Loved Ones off the Sidelines: The Family Involvement Menu

Years ago, I felt firsthand what it was like to be the helpless family member of a hospitalized patient. My mother had undergone surgery in a hospital nearly three hours away, and things had not gone well. She was unconscious when I arrived in the intensive care unit. One of the first things I noticed(...)

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