ERIC Number: ED468611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Education To Ensure Patient Safety.
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Rockville, MD.; Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Results of a joint meeting between national advisory councils in medicine and nursing on physician-nurse collaboration to enhance patient safety are reported. Recommendations on which participants reached consensus are organized by these Institute of Medicine (IOM) themes: establish a national focus to create leadership through research and protocols to enhance the knowledge base about safety; identify and learn from errors through immediate, strong mandatory reporting efforts; raise standards and expectations for improvements in safety; and create safety systems inside health care organizations through implementation of safe practices at the delivery level. A summary of collaborative activities follows. The issues as outlined by speakers at the meeting are organized by IOM themes. Seven manuscripts are "Putting Patients First: Improving Patient Safety Through Collaborative Education" (Wakefield); "Managing Error for System Improvement" (Kaplan, Battles); "Preventing Patient Injuries" (James); "Collaborative Education to Improve Public Safety" (Conway-Welch); "Learning to Improve Complex Systems of Care" (Headrick); "Using Clinical Computing to Enhance Physician and Nurse Collaboration and to Improve Patient Safety" (Gardner); and "Collaborative Education to Improve Public Safety" (Swankin). Three annotated bibliographies are appended: nurse-physician collaboration in practice (71 items); interdisciplinary (interprofessional) education (88); and medical errors and error prevention (79). (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Error Correction, Error Patterns, Health Education, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Malpractice, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nurses, Partnerships in Education, Patients, Physicians, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Safety
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Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Rockville, MD.; Council on Graduate Medical Education.