Patient Safety Summit – Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton, Jr. speaker spotlight



The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than a month away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center.

One of the keynote speakers on the first day of the event on August 13 is Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, Jr., the 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force.

General Carlton was commissioned after being honored a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1969. He is a fellow and former Air Force governor of the American College of Surgeons. General Carlton conceptualized and implemented the first Air Force rapid-response surgical team in Europe, the flying ambulance surgical trauma team. Today, he remains an active surgeon having performed more than 4,000 operations and 6,000 as first assistant. He has also published extensively in medical literature.

After retiring from the Air Force in 2002, General Carlton was named Director of the Homeland Security Initiative for the Texas A&M Health Science Center to address homeland security issues related to human health.

General Carlton’s topic will be “Combat Casualty Care and Lessons Learned,” where he will discuss the complex details of combat care and how such lessons can be transferred to U.S. hospitals.

The Patient Safety Summit serves as an opportunity for hospital employees to discuss past errors and to make strategic plans to keep them from happening again. More than 350 attendees are expected to participate, including healthcare employees, nurses, patient safety advocates, chief nursing officers and hospital executives.

The agenda can be found here.

You can register here.

Sponsorships can be found here.

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