17 episodes

Patient safety is everybody’s business. Preventable medical errors occur in 10% of all patient encounters in a variety of healthcare settings, which can be devastating to patients, families, and the healthcare workers providing their care. Most errors originate from faulty systems or processes, and not individuals. Speak Up for SaferCare shares stories from subject matter experts, healthcare workers, patients, and caregivers-and aims to illuminate where things went wrong, so future harm is prevented.

Speak Up for SaferCare SaferCare Texas

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Patient safety is everybody’s business. Preventable medical errors occur in 10% of all patient encounters in a variety of healthcare settings, which can be devastating to patients, families, and the healthcare workers providing their care. Most errors originate from faulty systems or processes, and not individuals. Speak Up for SaferCare shares stories from subject matter experts, healthcare workers, patients, and caregivers-and aims to illuminate where things went wrong, so future harm is prevented.

    Rural Digital Literacy

    Rural Digital Literacy

    In this episode, learn how rural librarian Dianne Connery became a community advocate in Pottsboro, Texas.

    • 27 min
    Preventing Harm from Opioids with Dr. Emanuel George

    Preventing Harm from Opioids with Dr. Emanuel George

    In this episode, Dr. Emanuel George, an Associate Professor in the HSC College of Pharmacy, contrasts the differences between opioid and non-opioid pain medications and introduces non-pharmacologic methods for pain management.

    • 30 min
    Age Friendly Health Systems with Dr. Kate Taylor

    Age Friendly Health Systems with Dr. Kate Taylor

    In this episode, Dr. Kate Taylor, Clinical Executive for SaferCare Texas and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, explains how healthcare professionals should listen to what matters to them.

    • 30 min
    From Routine Tonsillectomy to Steven Johnson Syndrome with Karen Sims

    From Routine Tonsillectomy to Steven Johnson Syndrome with Karen Sims

    Listen to SaferCare Texas’ Director John Sims interview his wife, Karen Sims, as she shares her challenging healthcare journey.

    • 27 min
    Knee Surgery Complications Seen Through a Patient's Lens with Brett Wells

    Knee Surgery Complications Seen Through a Patient's Lens with Brett Wells

    In our second patient experience episode, meet Brett Wells as he shares his twelve-year journey following 39 surgeries.

    • 25 min
    What is a Patient Safety Organization?

    What is a Patient Safety Organization?

    Karen Kendrick MSN, RN and the VP of Clinical Initiatives and Quality for the Texas Hospital Association, describes Patient Safety Organizations and how they improve patient safety and quality of care.

    • 28 min

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