Module 1: Patient Safety: The Foundation of Quality Improvement
This module will review concepts of Systems Thinking and Human Factors and their impact on patient safety. Also, the second victim phenomenon and how it relates to patient safety events will be discussed.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 17509 for 1.0 Contact Hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Patient Safety: The Foundation of Quality Improvement offers 1.0 Patient Experience Continuing Education credits (PXEs) through Patient Experience Institute (PXI).
Kathryn Farrell, MSN, RN
Kathryn (Katie) Farrell, MSN, RN graduated from Georgetown University with her BSN and the University of Pennsylvania with an MSN in Health Leadership and Teaching certificate. Her clinical background includes hematology/oncology and the post anesthesia care unit. Farrell worked clinically at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in NYC and at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.
She has an extensive background working in quality, safety and performance improvement and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Katie previously worked as a professional practice consultant in the Penn Medicine Health System. In that role, she developed and led many quality improvement initiatives related to patient safety, patient satisfaction and staff engagement. She has published and presented at many national and local conferences on these topics.
Currently, Kathryn is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the MSN Advanced Role at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also the Track Director for the Quality, Safety and Risk Management program.