Focus Group Materials

Twice a year, we host an advanced seminar related to patient safety and risk control. The program has been designed to elevate risk manager education and focus on use of knowledge of internal and external information to drive change in patient and visitor safety.

Below are the topics discussed at each of the focus group meetings.

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Focus Group – March 2018

Focus topics: Medical Record Review, Medication Reconciliation, Top 10 Technical Hazards of 2018, Medication Management, Handoff Communication.

Focus Group – September 2017

Focus topics: Room Conversion for Psychiatric Patients, AMA Discharges, Falls, Communication.

Focus Group – March 2017

Focus topics: Diagnostic Error, Patient Identification Safety, Medical Identity Theft, Influenza, Transgender Issues, Risks Related to Disparities, Security, Risks Related to Restraint Use, Interdisciplinary Rounds, and Radioactive Security.

Focus Group – August 2016

Focus topics: Review Claims and Occurrences, Infection Prevention (Hand Hygiene, Antibiotics Use), Opioid Safety, Alarm Fatigue Information Resource, Informed Consent, LA DHH Abuse/Neglect Reporting Update (May 2016), Violence in Healthcare – Revisited, Are Your Nurses Burning Out?, and Interdisciplinary Rounds.

Focus Group – February 2016

Focus Topics: Common Claims, Scopes Sterilization, Sepsis Prevention/Control, Hand Washing – Non-Compliance and Best Practice, Violence in Healthcare, Top Ten Technology Hazards, and Tips on Conducting In-House Patient Safety Culture Assessment.

Focus Group – August 2015

Focus Topics: Common Claims, Tubing Misconnections, HIT and Patient Safety, CMS on IV Opioids Review, Effects of Delirium on Elderly Patients (Reorientation Guidance), Identifying and Managing Risks, Patient Safety, Risk and Quality, HIPAA Compliance and Patient Safety, and Regulatory Expectations for Reviewing Contracts.

Focus Group – February 2015

Focus Topics: Common Claims, CMS on Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, CDC Alert Issues – Wallcur, LLC, Top 10 Health Technology Hazards (ECRI), Clinical Alarm Safety, Medical Errors and Documentation – The Problem Continues, Making Infection Control Surveillance “Second Nature”, Risk Associated With Patient Portals, Elements of a Culture of Safety.

Focus Group – August 2014

Focus Topics: Common Occurrences and Trends, Overview of Nursing Liability, “Understaffing” – Studies, References and Indications, Employee Orientation on Risk Management and Safety Culture and E-Cigarettes.