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Webinar | Enhancing Safety in Perioperative Care: Collaborative Informational Session


Patients’ surgery needs drives a large part of healthcare utilization. But when things go wrong during surgery, patients can experience serious harm. Despite ongoing safety efforts, surgical patients are still at risk.

ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO recently announced a new opportunity for healthcare providers to work collaboratively alongside both subject matter experts and peers to identify and implement strategies to reduce surgical related risks and improve perioperative safety. The collaborative will implement a learning system approach to disseminate patient safety best practices across the perioperative healthcare community. Using tools such as the PSO’s root cause analysis process review and ISMP’s Perioperative Medication Safety Self Assessment®, participants will receive feedback on how to better implement perioperative safety solutions.

Learning objectives

During this informational webinar, speakers will discuss:

  • Benefits of a collaborative approach for enhancing safety
  • Methodology and tools employed to create measurable change
  • Structure of the collaborative

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Agenda & Speakers

Shannon Davila

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

Associate Director, ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO
With a clinical background in adult critical care nursing, Shannon specializes in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement. Shannon has provided leadership throughout several state and national patient safety programs including the New Jersey Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative and CMS Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Shannon has co-led both the national CMS Sepsis and Antimicrobial Stewardship Affinity Groups. She has authored a book and published several articles that focus on the importance of infection prevention. In 2016, Shannon was honored with the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.

Susan Paparella

Susan Paparella, MSN, RN

Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Experienced as a nurse leader in critical care and emergency services, and as a Director of Quality and Risk Management; Susan brings extensive knowledge, practical experience, and a nursing perspective to the evaluation of patient safety issues. In her ISMP role, she is responsible for the development of a variety of professional services and educational programming, including the Medication Safety Intensive, which has trained more than a thousand medication safety leaders since 2008. In a consultant role since 2000, Susan has participated in a variety of engagements across the U.S. and abroad to assist organizations in the evaluation of risk within medication use systems and the implementation of changes to support safe practices and improved safety culture.