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Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals: The Unrecognized Safety Imperative

Class Details

Guest Speaker: Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAA

Description: Recent research published by the National Academy of Medicine links poor healthcare outcomes to clinician burnout, including lower quality, increased costs, higher turnover and alarming rates of suicide and depression. Evidence-based strategies to address the problem are known, but less clear is how organizations can successfully implement them.

The issues related to this hidden epidemic will be described and how the ability to achieve optimal performance and outcome excellence is undermined by worker fatigue and burnout. The importance of worker overall health and well-being to create and sustain a culture of safety, a healthy work environment, and a work-life balance will be presented.

- Discuss recent research linking burnout to poor personal and organizational performance
- Identify promising approaches and current strategies to address fatigue and burnout
- Understand how to recognize risks in co-workers and team members
- Describe resources available for personal and organizational well-being

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No registration is required. Login information is posted at the link above. This class is eligible for 1 hour of MLA CE.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Mar 7, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT

This webinar series from the NNLM South Central Region, co-sponsored by SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety), features expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care. Possible topics include patient safety research, quality improvement, opioid abuse, precision medicine, and ambulatory care.

Sessions will be eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be archived for future viewing.

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Upon completion of each webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate deeper understanding of patient safety and related topics presented by experts from various health-related fields.
  • Describe current trends affecting improvement of healthcare and patient safety.
  • Evaluate new strategies and technologies and how to apply new knowledge to their own practice.