June 10, 2016By Lance Baily

Simulation Industry Represented at Patient Safety Movement Midyear Planning Meeting

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Organization Founder and Masimo CEO Joe Kiani opened the Patient Safety Movement midyear planning meeting this morning at the Innova Fairfax Medical Campus in Washington DC. He reminded the 100+ professionals in attendance about the mission of the patient safety movement to reduce deaths due to medical error to zero by 2020. The hashtag for the day’s events are #0x2020 #2016mpm. Joe reported that since the movement began over 1700 hospitals and 59 medtech companies have pledged patient safety changes which will save almost 25,000 lives annually.

Today’s goal Joe said was to “brainstorm and select the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) for the next Patient Safety Movement Summit” taking place February 2017 in Dana Point, California.

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Charles Murphy MD CPSS, Chief Patient Safety Officer of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, introduced the days events:

  • Team Training to Improve Patient Safety By Dr. Murphy
  • The Use of Simulation in Improve Patient Safety By Dr. Marko, Director of Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation
  • Legislative Front: Improving Quality and Patient Safety by Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse
  • Communication for Safety by Dr. Dagi, Chairman of the Council in Surgical and Preoperative Care
  • Human Factors Engineering by Dr. Fairbanks, Director for the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare at Medstar
  • Principles of High Reliability Organizations by Dr. Betzelos, Chief Medical Officer of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
  • Systems Engineering by Mr. Grant, Chief Engineer of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shuren, Director for the center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Simulation Presentation


Dr. Emily Marko, MD FACOG, Medical Director of the Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation provided a presentation about the use of simulation in patient safety starting with highlights from her center. Dr. Marko broke down the types of simulation training and equipment to demonstrate the potential for experiential learning. She reminded the audience that simulation covers a majority of the issues related to patient safety including: team training, team communication, skills acquisition and more.

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Emily shared various simulation success stories from Inova including:

  • Four-fold reduction of neonatal injuries and improve teamwork in decision making.
  • 38% reduction to start compressions
  • Improvement in the reduction of hospital induced medical infections

Dr. Marko also highlighted a video from the Inova Simulation Center covering an OB/GYN shoulder dystocia simulation scenario:

At the end of today, audience members will vote on the topics for action at the 2017 event — and I think you know what HealthySimulation.com will be voting for!

Learn more at the Patient Safety Movement website and
Following @HealthySim tweets throughout the day!

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