Packed house today at the Patient Safety Summit!

It’s a packed house today at the Hurst Conference Center with 300-plus attendees at the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit. So far, there have been six educational sessions and nine speakers discussing everything from “Clinician Burnout” to “Health Literacy.”

This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of its 12th anniversary. More than 20 abstract poster presentations detailing North Texas patient safety projects are also on display.

“It’s been a great day with tremendous attendance,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety at the DFWHC Foundation. “This event serves as an opportunity for the healthcare community to discuss past patient safety errors and, most importantly, to make plans for the future to keep these issues from happening again. We’re inspired by the attendance and participation.”

The Patient Safety Summit sold out last week, the first time in the event’s history.

Still to come – a class on the signs of human trafficking, a Vanderbilt Medical Center case examination and keynote speaker Rich Bluni, RN, the author of “Inspired Nurse.”

The Summit’s Platinum Sponsors are The Joint Commission, TapRoot, Methodist Health System, Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern.

For information, contact Patti Taylor at [email protected] or 972-719-4900.