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Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

Abstract

This interactive seminar focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. These four hours of lecture, discussion and brainstorming help librarians in all fields become effective agents for improving patient safety.

Objectives

  • Describe definitions related to patient safety and detect systems of potential error within institutions
  • Identify patient safety issues and points of contact specific to individual institutions
  • Locate resources available for administrators, health professionals, and patients and families
  • Formulate methods for the library to effectively participate in improving patient safety

Course Materials

Continuing Education

  • This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 2.5 and 4 contact hours of CE credit (in person classes) and 6 hours (online class): MLA Course Listing
  • This class meets requirements for the CHIS specialization, Levels I and II (HSL and non-HSL)
  • This online version is offered on the Moodle platform, contact instructors for availability.

Notes

Releated resources

Recommended Reading

Before attending a class (especially the 4.0 class), it is recommended students read the following two articles:

Teachers, as part of the presentation, the Turnbull article is required reading. Additional recommended reading includes:

In-Person/Face-to-Face Instructors

Greater Midwest Region

Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, ,

Middle Atlantic Region

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, , ,

New England Region

Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator,

Moodle/Online Instructors

Greater Midwest Region

Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, ,

Current Authors

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR).
Arpita Bose, MLIS, Outreach and Communications Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).