MERCI 'Trains the Trainer' to Reduce Medical Error Through Simulab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Partnership
MERCI ‘Trains the Trainer’ to Reduce Medical Error through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Collaboration
Recently I learned about MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.), which rolls out of Simulab Corporation. MERCI has joined forces with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to deliver turnkey training programs that have been proven to reduce medical errors. Northwestern has completed extensive research work using CentraLineMan and other Simulab trainers to reduce mechanical errors and infections. Watch our CentraLineMan video demonstration and on-site interview with Dr. Jeffrey Barsuk, who also touches on his research entitled “Cost Savings From Reduced Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection After Simulation-Based Education for Residents in a Medical Intensive Care Unit”.
MERCI provides turn-key patient safety training programs designed specifically to serve hospitals with goals of reducing procedural medical errors and improving patient care. MERCI uses the Train-the-Trainer programs that have been developed and validated by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to not only reduce medical errors but to also create a net savings to the hospital.
- On-site validated turnkey training program implementation for system-wide standardization of training.
- On-site in-service and auditing services to reinforce performance standards and verify compliance.
- Self-funded training programs that pay for themselves with cost savings through error reduction.
MERCI Satisfies all Patient Safety Advocates:
- Medicine: Procedural training programs proven to improve patient outcomes by reducing mechanical errors and hospital acquired infections.
- Risk: Validated programs proven to reduce the rate of adverse events and improve the overall culture of safety.
- Finance: Training programs that show immediate return on investment by saving the hospital more than the cost of the training program by reducing expenses in three areas: non-reimbursed events, Medicare safety rating penalties, and litigation expenses.
Very excited to watch and learn more about how this new venture will reduce adverse events and costs through evidence-based training programs!
Determine the potential for adverse event reduction and the return on investment, learn more at MerciProgram.com
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.