august, 2022

22aug8:00 pm9:00 pmHave you ever made a mistake?VECCS x VIN Webinar

Event Details

By: Scott P Shaw, DVM, DACVECC

Description:
Patient Safety Science is well established in human medicine; a strong movement originated in the early 2000’s and now is ubiquitous in human healthcare. In this lecture we will review patient safety science, current patient safety data and statistics and cover why errors happen when delivering medical care. We will explore the many opportunities to apply Patient Safety Science to veterinary medicine in order to keep our patients safer from medical error. We will discuss how errors impact our teams. Errors hurt not only our patients, but us as their caregivers. This is called the second victim phenomenon, and it contributes to the stress and burnout common in our profession. We will discuss the importance of a strong patient safety culture, and how one can be established and fostered in our clinics and hospitals.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop a basic understanding patient safety science
  2. Be able to describe why errors happen and their impact on health care profession
  3. Be able to perform a Root Cause Analysis to help us dissect and learn from events

Speaker Info:
Dr. Shaw 1998 graduate of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk CT before returning to Tufts to complete a residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.  After completing his residency in 2002, Dr. Shaw joined the faculty at Tufts.  He spent the next 10 years as a faculty member at Tufts.  In 2012, Dr. Shaw left Tufts to help open New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care in Windsor, CT. In 2014 he became the Regional Medical Director for the VCA Specialty Hospitals in the Northeast.  In 2017 he became the Regional Vice-President of VCA’s Northeast Specialty Hospitals. Dr. Shaw lives in Woodstock, CT with his wife and son.  They breed and show Labrador retrievers and standard dachshunds and have 3 mini donkeys.

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Time

(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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