Title: Patient Deterioration: Anticipate, Recognize, Respond
When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 

Time: 1:00-2:00pm CT

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Does your medical surgical department experience the following issues?

    • Rapid Response Team (RRT) activation or even a Code Blue with very little warning
    • Trouble identifying who is at risk for deterioration
    • Difficulty implementing a process to identify patients at risk for deterioration in time to respond effectively
    • Challenges responding effectively once patients are identified

If so, you probably already know the problems associated with unrecognized patient deterioration. If you’re not routinely thinking about these types of questions, here’s why you should start.

Patient complications and adverse events in the hospital are almost always preceded by changes in clinical signs hours prior to the event. Failure to recognize and respond to these signs and to escalate care leads to an increased risk of disability, death, and significant increases in healthcare costs.

Many hospitals have implemented early warning systems, however, identifying or anticipating the patients in the medical surgical departments who will be or are deteriorating requires more than simply setting up an alert system.

Integrating clinical expertise with technological tools is a complex process and can create delays in detection of deterioration. Despite the best efforts of the people providing health care and the increased availability of technology and surveillance, deteriorating patients in the medical surgical departments are not always pre-identified.

Successful strategies to improve outcomes require a process that links an early warning tool with education and oversight to foster understanding and compliance.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the current research on patient deterioration emerging evidence and best practices to better anticipate, recognize and respond to improve patient outcomes.

There is no cost to attend. 1 BRN contact hour is available for registered nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 15958 for 1.0 contact hours.

The session will be moderated by Maryanne Whitney, RN, MSN and will feature Brian Alex Dummett, MD, CPPS Associate Program Director | Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program Patient Safety Officer at Holy Cross Hospital, and Dan Davis, MD, Emergency Department Physician at Catalina Island Medical Center and CEO of Medical X Technologies.

At the end of the webinar, participants will have:

1.  A greater understanding of the magnitude of the issues involved in early detection of deterioration
2.  Strategies to close the gaps in our systems (both human & technological) to better rescue patients
3.  Ideas that will lead to solutions to identify and rescue patients at the earliest time
4.  Recommendations to enhance the synergy between the afferent and efferent arms of “failure to rescue”

Please bring your questions, comments, and experiences to share.