Video | Enhancing Pressure Injury Safety: Collaborative Informational Session
Pressure injuries, also know as pressure ulcers, are common with 2.5 million Americans experiencing them each year. They can result in serious harm, leading to life-threatening complications including blood poisoning or gangrene. Despite ongoing safety efforts, patients across all care settings are still at risk.
ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO recently announced a new opportunity for healthcare providers to work collaboratively alongside both subject matter experts and peers to identify and implement strategies to reduce the occurrence of pressure injuries. The collaborative will implement a learning system approach to disseminate patient safety best practices across the continuum of care. Using tools such as the PSO’s root cause analysis process review, participants will receive feedback on how to better implement pressure injury solutions.
During this informational webinar, our speaker discussed:
- Benefits of a collaborative approach for enhancing safety
- Methodology and tools employed to create measurable change
- Structure of the collaborative
Agenda & Speakers
Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Director, Total Systems Approach to Safety
With a clinical background in adult critical care nursing, Shannon specializes in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement. Shannon has provided leadership throughout several state and national patient safety programs including the New Jersey Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative and CMS Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Shannon has co-led both the national CMS Sepsis and Antimicrobial Stewardship Affinity Groups. She has authored a book and published several articles that focus on the importance of infection prevention. In 2016, Shannon was honored with the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.