The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2018
The Doctors Company Foundation recently awarded grants to MedStar Washington Hospital Foundation and the University of North Carolina School of Nursing to support the annual Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS) student summer camps.
The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience is an internationally recognized program developed to help reduce medical errors by improving the formal patient safety curriculum currently within traditional healthcare education models and health science schools.
The Telluride Experience immerses resident physicians, medical students, and nursing students in four-day sessions. The program uses nontraditional educational methodologies—including stories, narratives, simulation, and gaming—to train future healthcare leaders on risk reduction and quality improvement concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques.
Learn more about the Foundation’s work at tdcfoundation.com.
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Fourth Quarter 2018
An Ounce of Prevention
Mitigating the Risk of Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome
Government Relations Report
Inflated Medical Damages and Lien-Based Care
Innovations in Patient Safety
Collaborating to Improve Obstetrical Practices
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