Preventing Mistakes for Better Patient Safety
Recorded Panel Webinar
From a young age, we’re told that nobody is perfect and it’s OK to make mistakes. Yet in health and safety, owning mistakes can have serious legal ramifications for you and your employer. However, not owning those mistakes is a sure-fire path for them happening again and patients ultimately being the ones who suffer. It is a rock and a hard spot to say the least.
Watch “Preventing Mistakes for Better Patient Safety” to learn how your EMS agency can create a safe and protected culture of ownership and learning. Led by Dr. Scott Bourn, this one-hour panel webinar addresses:
- Why good medics still make mistakes (and why the best ones tell you)
- Patient safety in EMS at a macro-level
- Elements of a successful patient safety program
- Real-life examples of EMS agencies improving safety
- Resources to help your EMS agency get started
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About the Speakers
Scott Bourn PhD, RN, FACHE has a rich and diverse background in emergency medical services and nursing, including roles as field paramedic, emergency department and critical care nurse, EMS system coordinator, and senior clinical executive. He has also published over 200 articles, columns, and video learning modules, and has delivered lectures throughout North America. Dr. Bourn currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Quality & Impact at Securisyn Medical, Senior Quality Consultant at ESO Solutions, and Co-Director of the NAEMSP Quality & Safety Course.
Ron Thackery is the CEO of a consulting group that focuses on EMS agencies as well as insurance, risk management and loss control. Previously, Mr. Thackery worked for more than 20 years at AMR and had responsibility for safety, risk management, procurement and controlled substances administration. In 2015 he received the Walter J. Schaeffer award for excellence from the American Ambulance Association. He is the Chairman of the Board for the College of Emergency Services in Oregon. Mr. Thackery holds a BA in humanities from Christian Brothers University and a JD from the University of Memphis.
Lee Varner is the Director of EMS services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree of Science in EMS from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He became an EMT while serving in the Air Force and subsequently served as a paramedic for more than 20 years. A Certified Professional in Patient Safety and a Just Culture trainer, Lee has developed innovative approaches and campaigns to reduce preventable harm in EMS. He is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.