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Boost Your Patient Safety Training Program In 3 Minutes a Day

What if clinicians could improve the lives of their patients by engaging in a simple game on their smartphone in just three minutes a day? It’s pretty powerful to think about.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a 1 in a million chance of a person being harmed while traveling by plane, and a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being harmed during health care. This figure is quite alarming, don’t you agree? WHO also notes it is commonly reported that around 1 in 10 hospitalized patients experience harm, with at least 50% preventability.

Chief Medical Officers, Directors of Patient Safety Training and Education, and Quality Assurance Directors all have laser focus on reducing patient harm within their healthcare organizations today. However, traditional methods of patient safety training and education still seem to fall short. This is in part due to the fact that no matter how rigorous patient safety training is, clinicians are likely to forget much of what they learn within 30 days – AKA the “forgetting curve.” When it comes to patient care, are you willing to take that risk?

“Clinical quality and patient safety initiatives are receiving the highest level of interest today, but studies show that using traditional approaches, even the most well-trained clinicians will lose up to 79% of new information within a month – unless we approach clinical skills building in a radically new way,” said Mary Hallice, healthcare solutions specialist at Qstream.

Qstream engages healthcare professionals without taking them out of the field, solidly reinforcing the critical patient safety knowledge that keeps them sharp from any mobile device, and improving patient health in a meaningful way. The impact is significant, too: Qstream is scientifically proven to change on the job behavior, while tapping into powerful game mechanics that keep doctors and nurses coming back for more. This indicates a world of potential for future improvement in the efficiency of medicine and wellbeing by leveraging technology in a simple, cost effective and scalable way for the greater good.

If you’re responsible for implementing quality or safety improvement initiatives, this on-demand webinar, recorded on June 21 is a must-see. During this interactive session titled, 5 Ways to Boost the Success of Your Patient Safety Training Program, our speaker Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Price Kerfoot discusses how spaced education is applied to patient safety and quality improvement programs based on rigorous clinical trials conducted, as well as the impact of mobile and gamified approaches on behavior change.