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    Applying Effective Safety and Quality Science to Infection Prevention



    March 07, 2016
    11:00pm – 12:00pm PT
    12:00pm – 1:00pm MT


    Infection preventionists as patient safety advocates and organizational change-agents, need an understanding of quality and safety improvement concepts that take into account human factors science. This course introduces these concepts including tools for learning from defects, systematically and pro-actively assessing failure risks, and applying human factors engineering to improvement plans.

    Presentation Objective:

    • Identify what is meant by "Culture of Safety" and why culture is important
    • Apply the Model of Organizational Accident Causation to HAI Root Cause Analysis
    • Apply and integrate Human Factors, the Model for Improvement and Process Failure Analysis to improving infection prevention processes
    • Utilize Failure Modes and effects Analysis (FMEA) as a tool for assessing infection risks


    Jeff West, MPH, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant
    Qualis Health

    Intended Audience: Infection Preventionists, Quality Managers, Nurse Managers and Physicians

    Contact Information: Paula Parsons at paulap@qualishealth.org