Don't Miss an Opportunity to Attend Our Second Safe Table on...
Concentrated Insulin: A Closer Look
December 14, 2017: NC Hospital Center, Cary NC
9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Register Here: https://events.ncha.org/event/1558/register
National and local patient safety event reviews reveal several challenges associated with the use of concentrated insulin during in-patient stays. These events include use of incompatible syringe sizes, inadequate medication reconciliation practices, availability of supplies to accommodate insulin pumps, challenges with unstable glucose levels and inconsistent use of endocrinologist and diabetes educators to support care transition between home and in-patient services.
This Safe Table will allow us to take a closer look at the events that are occurring within our organizations and what is being done to prevent them. By digging deeper and wider we will identify the parts of the medication use process that members are struggling with, and discuss solutions. The NCQC PSO is working with other PSOs to identify the issues associated with this high risk medication and will develop resources such as webinars, procedures, training, toolkits, checklists, etc.
Our Safe Table will also have a pharmacy subject matter expert from UNC Health in attendance to enrich our discussion of medication process improvements and best practices.
What is a Safe Table?
A Safe Table provides a forum for TQC PSO members to network and exchange patient safety experiences and best practices in an open, uninhibited and legally protected environment. Safe Tables are legally protected under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 that allow health care providers to convene and have open dialogue about patient safety and quality of care issues. All attendees are required to sign confidentiality agreements.
Who should attend?
Attendance is restricted to TQC PSO member organizations. To enrich the conversation we ask that physician and nurse leaders, pharmacists, medical safety officers, risk managers, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, care coordinators and other health care professionals affiliated with in-patient, out-patient, skilled nursing and long term care facilities attend this Safe Table and come prepared to share.
What should I bring?
Attendees are required to bring 1 or 2 de-identified concentrated insulin events that occurred in their organization to share in an open discussion. Remove any patient or provider identifiable information. The Safe Table discussions take place within the NCQC Patient Safety Evaluation System to encourage open and robust dialogue about these events and what can be done to prevent them without fear of discovery. We also invite you to bring and share copies of procedures, checklists and trainings that are being used in your organizations for sharing.
What is the goal?
The goal is to learn from each other, share best practices, implement improvements within our organizations to mitigate patient harm and lastly, identify how the NCQC PSO can be of further assistance in addressing these patient safety issues.
There is no fee and a light lunch will be provided. Directions to the venue and meeting requirements will be included in the meeting confirmation.
For registration questions contact Laini Jarrett at email@example.com or 919-677-4123.