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APS Founder to Present the Benefits of APS eLearning at HealthStream Summit 2012

March 2, 2012

APS founder John Harrington will present “Protect Your Patient: Reduce Avoidable Medical Errors” at the HealthStream Summit 2012 in March.

Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a leading provider of education solutions for risk management and patient safety, today announced their intention to speak and host an exhibit at the HealthStream Summit 2012 in March. APS will share examples of how their online clinical education and assessment tools assist organizations as they prepare to meet new challenges in the healthcare industry. APS founder John Harrington will present “Protect Your Patient: Reduce Avoidable Medical Errors,” outlining the evolving understanding of perinatal and surgical error and how systems based solutions, such as APS online clinical education and assessment tools, can be employed to address these issues. HealthStream Summit, the premier conference for healthcare learning, research, simulation, and talent management, expects nearly 600 attendees at this year’s event.

APS will host an exhibit to showcase their extensive eLearning course offerings. Their online curriculum focuses on clinically rich, interactive, team-oriented training and addresses many of the main drivers of claims and adverse outcomes. Highlighted at the exhibit will be courses in APS’s Perinatal Safety Curriculum, which includes Advanced Fetal Assessment and Monitoring, Managing Shoulder Dystocia, Operative Vaginal Delivery, and Postpartum Hemorrhage, as well as a monthly Competency Maintenance series designed to reinforce clinicians’ understanding of key concepts from the core training. Additional curricula include the Surgical Safety Curriculum, developed in partnership with AORN to empower nurses in surgical settings, improve communication within surgical teams, and reduce the risk of surgical errors. Additional APS courseware includes topics in patient safety, internal medicine, and core risk content.

“APS is excited about attending the 2012 HealthStream Summit,” said APS founder John Harrington. Using stories and data from those partners across the country who have published on the effectiveness of the APS curriculum, Mr. Harrington will describe how lessons learned from the courtroom lead to empowerment of teams through transformative education that reduces risk and improves outcomes. Harrington’s presentation will discuss the sources of perinatal and surgical error based on analysis of malpractice claims data. He will highlight how APS’s Perinatal Safety and Surgical Safety curricula, which emphasize a shared vision of care and a common language within the clinical team, significantly reduce the number of errors and overall mortality associated with the care rendered in these areas.

“Our goal at APS is to be a trusted partner that ensures organizations are preparing their clinicians to practice at the highest levels of quality and accountability,” said Mr. Harrington. “As we increase our understanding of how perinatal and surgical errors occur, we become better equipped to prevent them using education solutions that create a common vision of care and a shared vocabulary among the entire health care team while accommodating the needs of each individual.”

For more information about APS, visit APS. For more information about the HealthStream Summit, held at The Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee from March 6th to the 9th, please visit the event website.

About APS
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) is dedicated to improving the lives of both patients and their caregivers through effective, innovative education solutions. APS’s flexible, state-of-the-art eLearning program has helped hospitals and clinicians reduce risk and enhance patient safety across the country. APS’s Demonstrative Evidence Group is the nation’s leading provider of visual strategies and materials for courtroom defense against medical malpractice claims. Strategic partners include the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions and the Hospital Corporation of America. APS is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit APS.

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