New Tools to Improve Safety of LEP Patients and Free WebinarAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 10/05/2012 10:47 AM EDT Tools to Improve Safety of Patients with Limited English Proficiency
The new TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module and accompanying guide, “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide,” are now available. The module, which includes slide presentations with videos, handouts, and train-the-trainer materials, can augment an existing TeamSTEPPS program or be implemented independently.The Hospital Guide focuses on how hospitals can better identify, report, monitor, and prevent medical errors in patients with LEP.
Find out more about the TeamSTEPPS patient safety teamwork system at: http://teamstepps.ahrq.gov/.
Access the new TeamSTEPPS LEP module and Hospital Guide at: http://www.ahrq.gov/teamsteppstools/lep/index.html.
Learn more about these evidence-based tools by attending a free Webinar on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. The Webinar, “Identifying and Preventing Medical Errors in Patients with Limited-English Proficiency: New Tools for the Field,” will highlight the key aspect of the TeamSTEPPS module and Hospital Guide, as well as lessons learned to date from implementation on the frontline. Speakers include:
- Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH – Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Cindy Brach, MPP – Senior Health Policy Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Anabela Nunes, MBA – Director of Medical Interpreter Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
- John Cowden, MD, MPH – Interim Section Chief, General Pediatrics, Medical Director, Office of Equity and Diversity, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Pre-registration is required. To register for the web seminar, please go to: http://livewebcast.net/phs/