Patient Care Grand Rounds Begin Again in 2007
Nursing Grand Rounds in our facilities were a thing of our past, an historical footnote in our nursing practice.
That was true until Rosemary Ciotoli, RN Director of Nursing watched the PBS special Remaking Health Care in America which aired this past fall.
Rosemarys reaction, almost beyond words, was an idea to share this series with nurses and allow more to participate in the current national discussion of patient safety and the demands for radical change in our health care systems.
Rosemarys idea has evolved into the resurrection of the Nursing Grand Rounds concept.
Beginning in 2007, the UHSH Center for Nursing Excellence will be sponsoring monthly Patient Care Grand Rounds for all clinical staff.
The January through April grand rounds will feature a presentation of each of four PBS video segments of Remaking Health Care in America followed by a panel discussion featuring key UHSH nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.
There will be sessions at each hospital campus, repeating the same content for the month. Each session will be two hours in length and will provide CEU credit.
Plans are to apply for ANCC contact hours which will be a benefit for certified nurses.
Mark your calendars for January 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Picciano 4 Room 5 or January 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Russell Room for our inaugural Patient Care Grand Rounds.
The topic is Silent Killerwhich will show how families and health care professionals are working together to stop needless loss of life in American hospitals.
As we continue our 100K Lives Campaign, expanding to focus on protecting 5 million lives from harm in 2007, these series will afford us the opportunity to work towards a common goal.
For more information contact Rosemary_Ciotoli@uhs.orgor Beth_Crenshaw@uhs.orgor call 2651.