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Video | Challenges Transitioning Newly Trained Clinicians from Education into Practice


The number one topic in this year's Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns report was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent workforce shortages: challenges transitioning newly trained clinicians from education into practice. No one doubts that the typical volume of clinician's hands-on and in-person educational experience was disrupted by the pandemic. Adding this to the growing workforce shortages and demands may result in increased risk of harm to patients as new clinicians transition from education to clinical practice.

During this webinar, our experts discuss how systems factors have led to this issue and how organizations can take a total systems approach to mitigating this challenge and related safety risks.

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, we discuss:

  • Postpandemic contributing factors to challenges of transitioning newly trained clinicians from education to practice
  • The impact these factors are having on patient safety culture and adverse event rates
  • Improvement strategies with the four domains of the total systems safety approach
  • The importance of approaching improvement with a multisystem-level response rather than focusing on the individual

Webinar Recording

Supporting Material


Shannon Davila

Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CPPS, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Executive Director, Total Systems Safety, ECRI

Shannon currently serves as the Executive Director of ECRI's Total Systems Safety. With a clinical background in adult critical care nursing, Shannon specializes in infection prevention, patient safety, and healthcare quality improvement. She currently sits on the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. She has authored a book and published several articles that focus on the importance of infection prevention and patient safety. In 2016, Shannon was honored with the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.

Shannon has served in the U.S. Air Force and is appointed to sit on the New Jersey Commission for Women Veterans. Shannon is certified in just culture, patient safety, infection control, healthcare quality, and as a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and High Reliability coach. She received her BSN from the University of Southern Maine, her MSN from Walden University, and in 2020 was designated by APIC as a fellow in infection prevention (FAPIC).

Mary C. Magee

Mary C. Magee, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Senior Patient Safety / Quality Analyst and Consultant, ECRI

Mary is a Senior Patient Safety and Quality Specialist at ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Patient Safety Organization. In this role, she provides targeted patient safety solutions to member organizations, reviews and analyzes adverse event reports, and uses the information to develop written material, continuing education programs, webinars, and presentations to inform and educate healthcare facilities about quality improvement and patient safety issues. She is a Team STEPPS and Just Culture Master Trainer.

Prior to joining ECRI, Mary was Senior Director of Patient Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs for a large multihospital health system. She has extensive experience in all aspects of patient safety and quality management, including instituting and maintaining accreditation and regulatory preparedness, as well as leading multiple successful routine and for-cause CMS, Department of Health, and Joint Commission surveys.

She is a lean six sigma blackbelt and has experience in failure mode and effects analysis, event investigations including root cause analyses, and other initiatives to promote quality improvement and patient safety.

She has over 25 years' experience in quality improvement, regulatory affairs, and patient safety. Her experience includes emergency and trauma nursing, coordinator of nursing care evaluation, director of performance improvement, and adjunct professor of healthcare quality and patient safety. She holds certifications in healthcare quality and in patient safety.