Day four closes the Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit



Day four and the final session of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit wrapped up last Thursday closing an event that attracted more than 400 attendees. The Summit was held over four days on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, with two-hour sessions hosted on each day.

“We were thrilled with the participation this year,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety services at the DFWHC Foundation and coordinator of the event. “With the original cancellation of the in-person event in August due to COVID-19, there was some concern if we could pull this off. Thanks to the efforts of the team and the cooperation of the speakers, we were able to provide knowledge and information to the hospital employees of North Texas.”

The Patient Safety Summit serves as an opportunity for hospital employees to discuss past errors and make strategic plans to keep them from happening again. Sessions with local expert speakers are provided to discuss the latest issues hospitals employees are encountering in the workplace. The event is attended by nurses, patient safety advocates, chief nursing officers and hospital executives.

This year’s event officially attracted 401 attendees, with 7.75 CNE’s, CPHQ and ASHRM, as well as ACHE Qualified Self-Reported Credits provided. More than 12 speakers provided seven sessions with topics including:

• “Generational Workforce”
• “Steady and Raise Method for Resiliency”
• “Patient and Family Engagement”
• “Mental Health.”

Sessions have been posted online and can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4.

There were 17 poster abstracts submitted this year, with winning presentations provided by Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Waxahachie; Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Medical Center; Children’s Health; Medical City McKinney; Methodist Health System; Scottish Rite for Children; and UNT Health Science Center.

You can view the posters here.

For questions, please contact Patti at [email protected].