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Jeff Cooper’s Letter to the Editor Provides Important Addendum to CRICO History

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On December 9, 2016, the journal Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare published an article by Susan Carr, reflecting on the 40 years CRICO has served as malpractice insurance provider for Harvard medical institutions and their affiliate programs. (Full article: https://www.rmf.harvard.edu/About-CRICO/Media/In-the-News/News/2016/December/CRICO-Celebrates-40-Years-in-Patient-Safety)

On February 27, 2017, Jeff Cooper, Executive Director Emeritus of the Center for Medical Simulation, submitted a letter to the editors of Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare, to address some critical pieces of the history of CRICO’s leadership in patient safety, which he felt were missing from the original article.

Thank you for giving visibility to the story of CRICO’s story of leadership in patient safety. It is worthy of praise and emulation. Yet, I think there are critical pieces of the story that perhaps space didn’t permit telling, although I think they are among the most important. Then again, I have a bias because I was there . . .

The other aspects of the CRICO patient safety story are important examples of how a forward-thinking insurance company can achieve a win-win-win-win (patient, provider, hospital, insurer). But, I believe it was the leadership of the HMS anesthesia Executive Committee that led to one of CRICO’s earliest and greatest successes, and that enabled the continued concentration on patient safety.

Dr. Cooper’s full letter, along with references, can be found at the Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare website: http://www.psqh.com/analysis/letter-to-the-editor-cricos-patient-safety-leadership-a-missing-piece/

CMS Leadership, Faculty among SSH Academy Inductees

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The Center for Medical Simulation congratulates the many CMS faculty, board members, graduates, and friends who were appointed as inaugural fellows of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s SSH Academy.

CMS team members in the first group of fellows include Chief Curiosity Officer Dan Raemer, Director of Educational Innovation & Development Janice Palaganas, faculty member Walter Eppich, Executive Director Emeritus Jeff Cooper, and Board of Trustees member James Gordon.

CMS is proud to be represented in the SSH Academy by so many members of our faculty and leadership team, and looks forward to seeing them formally inducted at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, in January 2017.

CMS Faculty to Present at IMSH2016 in San Diego

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Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty will be heavily involved in the upcoming 16th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California where they’ll be holding workshops, participating on expert panels and presenting research abstracts from January 16th-20th, 2016. A list of these activities follows with the CMS faculty members names highlighted in bold.

Members of the CMS team will be at Booth# 1013 in the Hall of Discovery where they will be tweeting live from CMS’ Twitter account, @MedSimulation using the hashtag #IMSH2016.

WORKSHOPS & PANELS

Living Communication: Taking Cues from the Actors’ Studio (#17666)
Expert Preconference Course (Onsite)
Saturday, January 16, 2016
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
SDCC Room 31B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Christine Park, MD; Jason Economus, BA; Keith Littlewood, MD; Andres Navedo, MD

Leadership Re-Boot: Put the CARE Back in Healthcare (#19646)
Expert Preconference Course (Onsite)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
SDCC ROOM 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA; Jeffrey Hull; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.

CHSE-A: Portfolio Development Workshop (#17831)
General Preconference Course (Onsite)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
SDCC Room 30A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Wendy L Gammon; Connie M Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM; Andrew E Spain, MA, NCEE, EMT-P

Pushed to the Limit: What to Do When There’s Nothing Left: A Hyper-Realistic Scenario Development Experience (#17435)
General Preconference Immersive Course (Off-site)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
Strategic Operations San Diego (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Anthony LaPorta, MD, FACS; Roy Lee Alson, MD,PhD, FACEP, FAAEM; Adam Dodson, NRP, NCEE, CCEMT-P; Devin James Funk; Cory Gaconnet, MD; Jesika S Gavilanes, MA; Jordan Halasz; Tuan Hoang, MD, FACS; Joseph LaPorta, MS; Mark S Lea, MD; Tanner McClure, MS; MR EDUARDO RAUL MEDINA, RCVT, EMT-P; Alan Moloff, DO, MPH; Jamie Stiner

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: IGNITE IMSH! Impacting Lives 5 Minutes at a Time (#21400)
General Plenary Presentation
Sunday, January 17, 2016
02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
SDCC Ballroom 20 A/B/C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jason Economus, BA; Jon Aharoni; Ms Rae Armantrout, poet; Susanna Cohen, DNP, CNM; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; David Gaba, MD; Dinker Ramananda Pai, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin); Takashi Shiga, MD, MPH, FAAEM

Improve Debriefing Skills Through Peer Observation and Feedback (#16720)
Expert Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 30D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Emily Diederich; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE

Brownian Motion to Purposeful Action: Opportunities in Perioperative Simulation and Team Training (#17147)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC ROOM 33A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Ellen Brock, MD, MPH; John Darby, Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology; Gladys L. Fernandez, MD, MD; Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, MD; Anita Honkanen, MD, MS, FAAP; Colleen A Lee, RN, MS; Marco Luchetti, MD, MSc; Vincent J Miller; Mikio Nihira, MD, MPH; Jutta Novalija; John Paige, MD, FACS; Jason Seery, MD, FACS; Armand ten Haaf, CRNA; Muhammad Waseem; David Young

Pro-Con Debate: Resident-Led Curriculum? (#17197)
General Debate
Monday, January 18, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 29A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Paul Currier; Dan Raemer, PhD

Develop a Collaborative Simulation Educator Institute: Pilot Project and Lessons Learned (#17833)
Expert Podium Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 28A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Amy L Daniels, MS, RN, CHSE; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL

Simulation in Healthcare Workshop for Authors (#16556)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 25B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mark W Scerbo, PhD; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Michael DeVita, MD; David Gaba, MD; Rose Hatala, MD, MSc; Andreas H Meier, MD, MEd, FACS, FAAP; Elaine C Meyer; Elizabeth Sinz, MD FCCM; Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS; Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, MHPE

Nuts and Bolts: Build Your Simulation Program (#16825)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 28B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Jane Kim, MD; Steven Kornweiss, MD; Michael Meguerdichian; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jessica Pohlman, MPA, NREMT-P; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Expert Debriefing: The Right Tool for the Job (#17741)
Expert Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Gabriel B Reedy, PhD, CPsychol; Peter Jaye, BSc, MBBS, MRCP,FCEM; Dr Mary Lavelle; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Become IT System Literate: Beyond Cables, Connectors and Couplers (#16717)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 28C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Tom Vongbandith; H. Michael Young, BBS, MDiv, CHSE

Pro-Con Debate: Death of the Simulator? Benefits and Consequences (#16334)
Expert Debate
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 24C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I. Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD

Interprofessional Education Courses and Curriculum Design (#17991)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Dawn M Schocken, MPH, PhD; Stephen C. Charles, MS, MA, PhD, CHSE; Chad Epps, MD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Lead Change: Substitute Simulation for Clinical in Nursing Education (#17041)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 24B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Henry Henao, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CHSE; Pamela R Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF; Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FAAN; Rochelle Quinn, RN, MSN

Leadership in Healthcare Simulation in 2016: Lessons Learned from Successful Innovators (#17828)
Expert Panel Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC BALLROOM 20 D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Ignacio Del Moral, MD, PhD; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Paul E Phrampus, MD; Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Address Performance Gaps Through Debriefing (#16562)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 30B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Laura Rock, MD; Melanie Louise Barlow; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Dan Raemer, PhD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Toni Walzer, MD

Improving the Quality of Debriefing (#17964)
Expert Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 33A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Ghazwan Altabbaa, MD, MSc FRCPC; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; Neel Naik; Traci Robinson, RN; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Debriefing Across the Curriculum (#17371)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 25C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A

Communication in a Multicultural World: Words, Gestures and Styles (#16816)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 24C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Ljuba Stojiljkovic, MD, PhD; Andres Navedo, MD; Christine Park, MD; Takashi Shiga, MD, MPH, FAAEM; Meltem Yilmaz, MD

Development of the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (#16664)
Expert Podium Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

Review: 2015 IOM Report on Interprofessional Education (#17312)
General Podium Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 31C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Strategies for Successful Co-Debriefing (#16787)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 32A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Traci Robinson, RN; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Stuart C Rose; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

Show Me The Money: Creating Revenue Generating Proposals (#16629)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 31C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Joanne Choi; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM

Debriefing Interprofessional Groups (#17298)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 28E (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Bradley Morrison, PhD; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Daniel Raemer, PhD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Toni Walzer, MD

Expert Communication: Frame and Reframe for Difficult Debriefing and Real Life (#17216)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 30D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, MD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.

Improve Clinical Feedback Skills: Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) (#16661)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 25C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Melanie Louise Barlow; Emily Diederich; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

In-Situ Simulation: Tool for Diagnosis and Management of Latent Error (#17369)
General Panel Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 24B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Komal Bajaj, MD, CHSE; Adrienne J Birnbaum, NP; Ellen S Deutsch, MD, FACS, FAAP; Mary D Patterson, MD, MEd; Dan Raemer, PhD; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Enhance your Organization’s Meeting by Using Simulation: The National Patient Safety Foundation Story (#17569)
General Podium Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
10:15 am – 11:15 am
SDCC Room 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Allison F Perry, MA; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Jared Kutzin, DNP, MS, MPH, RN, CPPS; Connie M Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM

Pushed to the Limit: Behind the Scenes (#21852)
General Panel Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
10:15 am – 11:15 am
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jamie Stiner; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Jordan Halasz; Anthony LaPorta, MD, FACS; Kit Lavell; Steve Markham; Geoffrey T Miller, MS, EMT-P

 

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS

Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare Rater Version (DASH-R): Assessment of Instrument Validity with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students (Submission #17434).
Board #146 – Research Study, Faculty Development
Theatre 3
Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE, Marisa Brett-Fleegler, Jenny Rudolph, PhD, Robert Simon, EdD

Pre-Licensure Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Sim-IPE): A Review of the Research Literature (Submission #15939)
Board #166 – Research Study, Interprofessional Education
Theatre 4
Veronique Brunette, MD, Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Ob-Gyn Clerkship Preceptor Meetings: Is there a Role for Simulation? (Submission #16832)
Board #203 – Program Innovation, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Theatre 8
Kristen Uquillas, MD, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Colleen Gillespie, PhD, Karen Duncan, MD, Abigail Winkel, MD, Sondra Zabar, MD, Veronica Lerner, MD

CMS’ Executive Director Jeffrey Cooper, PhD To Receive J.S. Gravenstein Award from Society for Technology in Anesthesia

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Jeffrey Cooper, PhDThe Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA), under which the Society for Simulation in Healthcare first formed, is honoring CMS’ Executive Director Jeff Cooper with the 2015 J.S. Graventstein award.  The award is named for J. S. “Nik” Gravenstein (1925-2009), a founding member and former president of the STA. For over thirty years, Dr. Gravenstein was a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation and anesthesia patient safety. Among many contributions to anesthesia technology and safety, Dr. Gravenstein was one of the pioneers in medical simulation. It was under his leadership at the University of Florida, Gainesville, that the precursor to what became the METI, now CAE, HPS was created. Dr.  Cooper, who worked closely with Dr. Gravenstein in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, is widely known in the simulation world for having founded the world renowned Center for Medical Simulation in Boston (CMS) and numerous other simulation educational innovations. Beyond his simulation leadership, Dr. Cooper is one of the world’s pioneers in patient safety, having led the earliest studies of medical error beginning in the mid-1970’s.  Dr. Cooper also led a team that developed a prototype of the one of the world’s first microprocessor based medical devices, the Boston Anesthesia System, the principles on which modern day anesthesia workstations are founded. 

The award will be conferred on January 9 at STA’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Congratulations Jeff from everyone here at CMS!

CMS faculty and colleagues publish findings on simulation for anesthesia education

Over the past several months, Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) Faculty and colleagues have published two articles on simulation for anesthesia education.

Using Simulation for Resident Assessment:  Center for Medical Simulation faculty member Rick Blum and Executive Director Jeff Cooper and colleagues Jack Boulet and Sharon Muret-Wagstaff report on the development and testing of simulation-based assessment for first year anesthesia residents.  The article entitled “Simulation-based Assessment to Identify Critical Gaps in Safe Anesthesia Resident Performance” is available here:
http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/Fulltext/2014/01000/Simulation_based_Assessment_to_Identify_Critical.29.aspx

Using Simulation to Improve Feedback to Residents: Center for Medical Simulation faculty members Rebecca Minehart, Jenny Rudolph, May-Pian Smith, and Dan Raemer report on their randomized, controlled trial to study the quality of anesthesia faculty feedback. The article entitled “Improving Faculty Feedback to Resident Trainees during a Simulated Case: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Educational Intervention” is available here::
http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/Abstract/2014/01000/Improving_Faculty_Feedback_to_Resident_Trainees.33.aspx

Join CMS and HHC for a Live Twitterfest on April 23, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m

Join the Center for Medical Simulation and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation for a live Twitterview on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to discuss the importance of Healthcare Simulation

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and the Center for Medical Simulation will participate in a live Twitterview (interview on Twitter) to discuss the growing importance of healthcare simulation and its applications. Katie Walker, Director of HHC’s Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning (IMSAL) and Dr. Jeffrey Cooper, Executive Director at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) will share information on healthcare reform and the role that medical simulation plays as well as the instructor training course taught by faculty from the Center for Medical Simulation that will be hosted at IMSAL next week, April 24-27. Katie Walker and Dr. Cooper will also be available for questions. People interested in following the discussion can follow the handles @HHCnyc or @MedSimulation and #medsim.

Who:           IMSAL’s Director, Katie Walker and
CMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Cooper

When: Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Twitter, handles @HHCnyc and @MedSimulation, #medsim

Jeff Cooper Delivers 2011 Wright Memorial Lecture at ASA Annual Meeting

 


Jeff Cooper, CMS Executive Director, was chosen to deliver the 2011 Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Annual Meeting.  In his lecture, titled  “APSF and Anesthesia Patient Safety: Leadership Lessons From the Legacy of Jeep Pierce”, Dr. Cooper described the beginnings of the patient safety movement and the founding of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF). He spoke about the vison and leadership of its founders, who included Dr. Ellison “Jeep” Pierce, and commented on how anesthesiology was at the forefront of this sea of change nearly 20 years ahead of the rest of medicine. Dr. Cooper concluded by noting that focused research and clinical improvements over the past 26 years have made anesthesiology very safe. And, that although the anesthesia community should feel very good about these improvements in patient safety, there is still much work to be done.

Jeff Cooper, honored as HAVEN Unsung Hero

Jeff Cooper, CMS’ Executive Director, was recently honored as a MGH HAVEN ( Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) Domestic Violence Unsung Hero.  Jeff has been an active member of MGH Men Against Abuse for many years. As noted by HAVEN, “His continuing dedication and willingness to get involved in the early days of the men’s effort to raise awareness and end domestic violence is greatly appreciated.” Congratualations to Jeff on receiving this award and for being involved in such a worthwhile group.

The HAVEN Program at MGH was officially launched in January of 1997. Its mission is to work as part of the broader movement to end intimate partner abuse by improving and enhancing our health care response to patients, employees, and community members who have been impacted by abuse. Click here to view Director Elizabeth  Speakman discussing HAVEN at MGH.

Captain Chesley ” Sully” Sullenberger visits CMS

 

Last Thursday CMS had the honor of hosting Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger”.  Captain Sullenberger is the pilot who safely landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January, 2009 saving everyone on board after his aircraft hit a flock of birds knocking out both engines after takeoff. Captain Sullenberger, who retired from US Airways after thirty years of services in March, 2010, is a recognized expert on airline safety.  He’s  served as an instructor and as the Air Line Pilots Association Safety Chairman where his safety work led to the development of the Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular. Captain Sullenberger was instrumental in developing and implementing the Crew Resource Management course that is used by US Airways.  Since 2007 he has run his own consulting firm, Safety Reliability Methods (SRM), Inc. which provides expert solutions to complex problems involving safety, high performance, and high reliability in the aviation industry. And, this past May he became the Aviation and Safety Expert for CBS News. Captain Sullenberger is  interested in learning more about what can be done to improve safety in the healthcare sector and visited CMS to see the cutting edge work we’re doing using simulation to help improve the quality and safety of care delivered to patients.

CMS’ Jeff Cooper Leads Plenary Session at the National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Congress in Washington, DC.

NPSF Congress – May 2011 

CMS’ Jeff Cooper led a stellar team of simulation experts in conducting an amazing Plenary session at the National Patient Safety Foundation annual congress on Friday, May 27 in Washington, DC.  Doug Bonacum, VP of Safety Management for Kaiser Permanente and co-chair of the NPSF meeting, did a quite memorable introduction of Jeff to the audience.  Haru Okuda led a “sim wars”-like onstage simulation with an Emergency Department team from the Washington Medical Center, Medstar Health.  The team managed the care of a patient who had chest pain while in the audience.  Robin Wootten was the patient’s simulation wife and got him up onto the onstage “Emergency Department”, where he became a mannequin, of course.  An error committed by confederate nurse Jared Kutsin led the team to have a disclosure discussion with the family, accompanied by a (confederate) patient safety officer, who was in the audience.  Paul Preston and Connie Lopez led the debriefing of the disclosure.  Jeff ended the session with an overview of the scope and purposes of simulation.  The session was a powerful learning experience about simulation and especially its use for practice in disclosing adverse events.

Introduction of Jeff Cooper, NPSF Congress – May 2011 

All of us here at CMS know how remarkable a person and leader Jeff is, so it’s great when we hear that others feel the same way.  The following is the introduction to the audience at the NPSF’s Plenary Session  given by Doug Bonacum, VP of Safety Management for Kaiser Permanente and co-chair of the meeting: (more…)