Patient safety, Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management
Patient safety is an integral component of healthcare and many efforts are underway to reduce medical errors and injuries and malpractice claims that result from them. Obstetrical and surgical adverse events often involve failures of team performance. The increasingly high cost of obstetrical malpractice claims has made patient safety and error reduction priorities for loss prevention interventions, with a focus on interventions that improve teamwork and communication.
Labor and Delivery clinicians can improve their skills in managing and debriefing routine and critical clinical events; managing difficult conversations and disclosure and apology for adverse clinical events. There is now a well publicized need to facilitate a culture of safety, creating an environment that is more open to discussion of medical errors and how team performance can mitigate such errors. By providing training, reflection and deliberate practice in these areas, the courses in Crisis Resource Management for Labor and Delivery clinicians addresses these needs that are not provided in any other venue.
CRICO/RMF insured physicians and midwives who complete a Labor and Delivery course at the Center for Medical Simulation as well as RMF CME website coursework and pass a short test on CRICO obstetrical guidelines qualify for a lower premium underwriting specialty category from CRICO/RMF for two years. Obstetricians insured by Coverys who participate in a Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management course at the Center for Medical Simulation qualify for an annual premium discount. Please contact your assigned agent directly for further details on how to obtain this discount.
Labor and Delivery clinicians can improve their skills in managing and debriefing clinical events and managing difficult conversations. There is now a well-publicized need to facilitate a culture of safety, creating an environment that is more open to discussion of medical errors and how team performance can mitigate such errors. By providing training, reflection and deliberate practice in these areas, this online experiential teamwork course for Labor and Delivery Clinicians addresses these needs that are not provided in any other venue.
The primary aim of this 4-hour online course is to enhance teamwork and improve performance in communication and negotiation at the point of care. This will facilitate reduction of medical errors and adverse events related to miscommunication in real clinical settings. Participants will receive tools and techniques for better managing challenging conversations in obstetrics and practice them in simulated clinical settings. Group sessions will allow for practice and supportive feedback provided by trained CMS instructors. This course is designed for Interprofessional obstetric teams, including Obstetricians, Midwives, L&D RNs, NPs, PAs and Anesthesiologists because effective collaboration and teamwork among these clinicians is so important in the provision of safe obstetrical care. The tools that will be presented and participants will practice can be helpful to any discipline when negotiating clinical care.
This full-day Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management (CRM) experiential course refines and advances principles of CRM for application in real clinical settings.