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High Reliability Camping

Every summer, Utahns head to the mountains for camping, biking, rafting and other activities. And every summer, many a family is left without a stove, or a helmet, or a…because it was left at home. Thrill-seeker and value engineer Cindy Spangler wants to prevent your next packing mishap with a customized camping checklist.

Coping with Medical Error: Secondary Trauma

When a medical error occurs, the patient is not the only person affected. Pediatric intensivist Brian Flaherty and psychologist Megan Call describe how caregivers can be impacted by medical error and provide strategies to cope.

Zero Suicide - How Do We Get There?

The Zero Suicide initiative has been shown to significantly reduce suicides—and working toward zero suicides is our mission. Rachael Jasperson, Zero Suicide program manager, shares the framework for how we strive for this aspirational goal.

Moving from Reactive to Proactive: Safety 2.0

Safety as a value requires a cultural shift, not just getting people to talk about patient safety but to know how it impacts everything we do. U of U Health’s Director of Patient Safety Iona Thraen draws from the personal to highlight a system-based approach for moving from reactive to proactive patient safety.

What Happens When Reliable Isn’t Reliable?

Senior value engineer Cindy Spangler is back to share how a few simple improvement tips enable processes to reach new levels of reliability.

From Nursing to the Outdoors: Staying Safe and Preventing Injury

For National Injury Prevention Day, Spencer Steinbach, Senior Nursing Director, discusses safety and injury prevention in nursing and the outdoors and shares tips for your next adventure.

Psychological Safety for Teams

Psychological safety is crucial for the medical field to innovate and improve. Teams must feel safe and open to expressing concerns and reporting errors. Psychiatrists Jennifer O’Donohoe and Kristi Kleinschmit share tips to create a more psychologically safe environment for your team.

Accelerate… But Watch Out for the Other Drivers!

After a near-death experience, University of Utah Health Senior Value Engineer, Luca Boi, walked away with minor bruising and three powerful lessons.

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

Health care professionals are not usually trained how to prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)—only how to react/take care of patients when they have experienced it. The University of Utah Health’s Trauma and Injury Prevention team in collaboration with the Office of Network Development and Telehealth Education team are working to change this by training health care professionals to prevent IPV.

7 Essential Elements of Suicide Care

A step-by-step discussion of the 7 elements of suicide care.

Culture of Safety

The practice of medicine is recognized as a high-risk, error-prone environment. Anesthesiologist Candice Morrissey and internist and hospitalist Peter Yarbrough help us understand the importance of building a supportive, no-blame culture of safety.

3 Steps from Harm

Patient safety nurse coordinators Raelynn Fredrickson and Deborah Sax share an essential patient safety concept in honor of national patient safety awareness week.