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Development and Pilot of a Process for Regularly Sharing Summary Patient Safety Data.

Kim B, Grech SM, Rembisz AE, Pinkerson AI, Topor DR, Ramirez DM, Budson AE, Funk MC. Development and Pilot of a Process for Regularly Sharing Summary Patient Safety Data. Academic Psychiatry : The Journal of The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and The Association For Academic Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 1; 47(1):53-58.

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OBJECTIVE: Dissemination of patient safety data is key to understanding safety events and improving the quality of patient care. However, there is limited guidance on how psychiatry residency programs can create a supportive environment in which to disclose and discuss such information. The authors developed and piloted a resident-led Patient Safety Presentation process at an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited psychiatry residency program, sharing patient safety data while enhancing residents' education and engagement in patient safety. METHODS: From September 2020 through February 2021, the authors convened a workgroup of psychiatry residents and faculty members to devise and conduct the presentation process. The process consisted of an introductory hour-long training of residents in patient safety concepts, followed a week later by the presentation by two psychiatry residents. The authors evaluated the pilot presentation process using pre- and post-presentation resident surveys. RESULTS: The introductory training and the Patient Safety Presentation were included into the didactic schedules of all 32 program residents. Twenty (62.5%) and 17 (53.1%) residents completed the pre- and post-presentation surveys, respectively. Improvements were seen in residents' knowledge regarding the medical center's patient safety practices and perspectives on patient safety practices. On the post-presentation survey, all 17 residents reported overall satisfaction with the presentation. CONCLUSIONS: The piloted Patient Safety Presentation process increased psychiatry residents' knowledge of and engagement in patient safety. The development and pilot of the presentation process serve as an illustrative case study for other residency programs that are aspiring to grow this aspect of their curriculum.

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