Clinical Practice: Promote Patient Safety with Free Teleconferences on Topics in Women's Health


Each month, the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care is pleased to sponsor and convene the Safety Action Series, comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in women’s health care. The Series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation.

The Series brings you presentations on a wide range of topics related to the Council’s patient safety bundles, including:

  • Obstetric hemorrhage
  • Prevention of surgical site infections after gynecologic surgery
  • Maternal mental health
  • Reduction of racial disparities
  • And much more! 

This month, the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care brings you an engaging, pertinent presentation and discussion on medical trauma, its impact on women and their health care providers, and programs, protocols, and the patient safety culture that can mitigate real world problems that occur after severe maternal events.

Although exact numbers are debated, it is known that deaths and injuries occur due to medical error. Health care professionals agree on the importance of patient safety. Additionally, the management of medical errors and the recuperation of the individuals involved is vital. On March 13, Michelle E. Flaum Hall, Ed.D., LPCC-s and Patrice M. Weiss, MD, will share their expertise and experience in the area of medical trauma on the Safety Action Series. They will describe the psychological toll severe maternal events and “near misses” may have on a patient, explain the potential ripple effect on the health care providers caring for her, and share real world examples of clinical care systems and the patient safety culture that ensure patients and providers are properly supported in these difficult situations.

Click below to register for Patient, Family, and Staff Support: Managing Medical Trauma.

Click below to see archived presentations on a variety of subjects.

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