Written and Directed by Erik Ewers, Your
Story Films, Walpole, NH.
Produced by Julie Coffman, NNEPQIN producer Becky Ewing, MD. Co Stars:
Michele Lauria, MD, Bill Edwards MD, Andrea Damato and Bonnie
Risk is a very human twenty minute educational DVD that helps patients and their
providers experience potential outcomes of elective late preterm delivery through the stories of two moms.
Dr. Lauria and Dr. Edwards provide the medical context in language that is accurate and understandable.
We hope this movie will serve as an extender for providers,
particularly to be used with those patients who are anxious to deliver
The message is not new but the manner in which Mr. Ewers delivers it
touches the heart and opens the mind. NNEPQIN is very grateful to have
worked with such a gifted artist.
Additional copies of the DVD can be obtained by NNEPQIN at a charge of $10.00 each. Click here.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals is a monograph developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations. The Roadmap for Hospitals provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs, meet the new Patient-Centered Communication standards, and comply with existing Joint Commission requirements. Example practices, information on laws and regulations, and links to supplemental information, model policies, and educational tools are also included. The Patient-Centered Communication standards will be presented in a separate appendix that provides self-assessment guidelines and example practices for each standard.
Patient Centered Communication Standards (JCAHO)
Just-in-Time (JIT) training is a term used to describe knowledge made available just when it’s needed. It is an autonomous educational system that shortens the time between learning and application. By automating the JIT Modules, groups of learners in multiple areas can gather information during team meetings, while completing assignments, or when just wanting to learn about quality improvement. No teacher is required.
We can accelerate our work to design a system that delivers “the right care at the right time to the right patient-everytime” by using rapid cycle testing, sometimes referred to as the PDSA model. In each cycle you work on a small improvement until it’s delivering the results. While viewing this short movie clip imagine the hypothesis, and the dozens of PDSA cycles that it took to get this desired result … It’s not a healthcare example but it will illustrate what it will feel like to get to the result you want for your patients!
This IHI On Demand presentation features Carol Haraden, PhD, introducing the foundational issues affecting patient flow and the impact that flow has on safety, staff satisfaction and patient outcomes. Click here
This IHI On Demand presentation featuring IHI's James Conway reviews the idea that engaged executive leadership teams working with highly engaged boards in a trusting partnership can be the source of will for the entire organization. As hospitals try to drive rapid improvement, boards have an opportunity — and significant responsibility — to make better quality of care the organization’s top priority. Click here
This IHI On Demand presentation features Robert Lloyd, PhD, who provides a comprehensive introduction to the Model for Improvement — a simple, yet powerful tool for bringing about rapid, significant improvements in care. Click here