1 - 2 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic, out of necessity, forced our industry to re-prioritize and re-engineer healthcare delivery, of which the outcomes are becoming evident for ongoing learning and improvement. During this webinar, we will explore both the positive and negative consequences of COVID-19 on fall prevention, such as the harmful effects of isolation and the closing of visitations.
Participants also will learn about national trends across hospitals where patient safety improved, falls were prevented and patients were engaged. These outcomes are the result of innovative expert teams who repurposed care practices and technology interventions for direct and multidisciplinary care and patient and caregiver engagement.
In addition to national expert Patricia Quigley, nurse leaders from an EQIC Critical Access Hospital will share best practices at their facility. Experiences of these nurse leaders include lessons learned when clinical units’ nursing and multidisciplinary teams (ER, ICU, medical-surgical and behavioral health) readied and emerged from the pandemic, while always keeping the patient, safety and fall risk reduction front and center.
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EQIC encourages the attendance of key team members from nursing, physician, physical and occupational therapy, educators and patient advocates, patient safety managers and quality staff, as well as care providers across clinical units and settings of care such as behavioral health.
Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN, Patricia Quigley, Nurse Consultant, LLC
Tim Newton RN, MSN, director, Inpatient Services, Cottage Hospital
Carolyn Sherman RN, director, Ray of Hope (Acute Inpatient Mental Health), Cottage Hospital
September 8, 2021