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  On Demand  CE  Patient Safety and the Front Line Staff
When a patient is admitted to a hospital, the front line staff is providing the direct care to the patient. These individuals are administering medications and providing essential treatments. There are many tasks and responsibilities they must accomplish in their day. With this task list, the front line staff must have patient safety in the forepart of their mind and thinking. These individuals need to be totally engaged in the organization's safety initiatives. How does an organization utilize these individuals to strengthen the patient safety program? How does an organization engage these individuals, making them committed to the patient safety program?
Program Objectives:
  • Explain the difference between the sharp and dull end of care.
  • Describe ways to include front line staff in the patient safety program.
  • Evaluate the concept of patient safety huddles, including details of the process and follow-up.
  Holly M. Hampe has over twenty-five years of healthcare experience, with an extensive background in patient safety, quality, risk management and regulatory affairs. Her educational background includes RN diploma, PhD Information Systems and Communications, BSN Masters Health Administration and Masters Risk Management. In addition, she has the following certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Patient Safety Officer (CPSO) and Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). As a register nurse, Ms. Hampe has hospital and home care experience. She also has experience with insurance healthcare cost containment products. Her hospital administration experience includes nursing administration, quality, risk management, patient safety and regulatory affairs. In addition, she has experience with a group purchasing organization in the development of the organization's quality and patient safety program. Currently, she is the Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Hampe is an adjunct professor at Robert Morris University in the School of Nuclear Medicine Technology & Health Services Administration. Her patient safety initiatives involving Patient Safety Actualization and Patient Safety Huddles were recognized by Press Ganey in June 2006. Ms. Hampe has also worked as a part-time regulatory affairs consultant.

Holly Hampe, DSc, RN, BSN, MHA, MRM, CPHQ, CPSO, CHSP has disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
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