MentorHealth to Present Webinar on "The Science of Safe Patient-Centered Care"

Wilmington, Delaware (PressExposure) September 10, 2012 -- Description: Health Grades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, has just published some alarming data about the American healthcare system. It costs the exchequer a whopping $ nine billion a year in patient safety incidents. It has even more disturbing data: Nearly 100,000 patients died experiencing a patient safety incident during the years 2006-08. This was a very high ten percent of the total number of a million patient-safety incidents.

Large hospitals carry out 40 wrong surgeries every week and commit over 300 mistakes of one or another kind every day. A report by another source, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), concludes that over the last 30 years, Americans have seen their exposure to ionizing radiation from medical procedures go up by a shocking 700 percent. No noticeable improvement has been observed in important parameters of the overall healthcare scenario over the last decade.

This however, is spread very unevenly across the spectrum. The top five percent quality care providing hospitals had their patient safety incident cut down by nearly 50 percent. If hospitals at the lower rung of the healthcare spectrum could replicate the high standards set by these hospitals; the report says patient safety incidents could be brought down by over 218,000, resulting in over 22,000 fewer deaths.

This webinar will help participants to take their healthcare business to a level where they can match the top five percent. It will help them discover ways by which their healthcare settings could drastically reduce the number and rate of patient safety incidents. It will help them take their healthcare settings to standards already being implemented in some hospitals.

This webinar covers the following areas:

o The Etiologies of Unsafe Healthcare

o Safety culture is not enough

o Inadequate systems usually cause accidents, not inadequate people.

o The science of patient safety

o New paradigm: stop doing unsafe work, the ideas for safer care will automatically blossom

o Hazard Analysis methods

o Hazard mitigation methods

When: October16, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

By whom: Dev Raheja, MS, CSP. Dev is a well-known expert on hospital safety. During the 25 years that he has worked as a risk management and quality assurance consultant, he has offered hospital stakeholders systematic ways by which to impart safer care. He has written more than 20 articles on healthcare quality and safety and is the author of Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation.

For whom:

The webinar will benefit

o Nurses

o Nursing Assistants

o Nursing Supervisors

o Nursing Managers

o Risk Managers

o Quality Assurance Staff

o Patient Safety Staff

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Press Release Submitted On: September 10, 2012 at 7:24 am
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