Zwerling 4 – Speaking Up for Safety: Finding Your Voice - CRNA Knowledge Network

Zwerling 4 - Speaking Up for Safety: Finding Your Voice

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 50 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/1/20

Course Expires: 3/31/23

Healthcare professionals do not feel empowered to speak up when a patient may be in danger because of institutional hierarchies, fear, and criticism.  Healthcare professionals feel empowered to speak up in the workplace before a medical error occurs. 

The New England Assembly of Schools Faculty Development Workshop / Art Zwerling Consensus Conference held in 2019 was filmed with the intended purpose to meet the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) requirement for Health & Wellness/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) curriculum and continuing education. The five lectures build consensus on (re) defining a healthy work environment and introduce to faculty and students alike concepts of healthy coping skills and resiliency strategies to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These strategies practiced, along with knowledge gained, can help prevent unhealthy coping and mitigate the occupational risk of SUD among anesthesia professionals. The significance of this learning is to create a healthier student body, workforce, and as a consequence, to optimize patient safety.

 

Sponsored in part by the AANA Foundation.


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Define speaking up, both for patient safety contexts and for leadership.
  • Discuss reasons for staying silent.
  • Introduce conversational strategies to help with challenging communication.

Rebecca Minehart, MD, MSHPEd

Director, Anesthesia Crisis Courses at Center for Medical Simulation


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