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2024 Patient Safety & Quality Symposium


We are proud to announce that the Annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium is now named in honor of Clay Dunagan, MD, MS, who retired in April 2023 as BJC HealthCare’s Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Dunagan served as BJC’s lead physician for seven years, which included three years of directing our COVID-19 pandemic response. He joined BJC in 1994 and much of his career involved developing and implementing initiatives and improvements to enhance patient care, safety and quality. Dr. Dunagan has significantly impacted BJC, and we are pleased to honor his legacy.

Registration for The Clay Dunagan, MD, MS, Annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium in 2024 is now open. This year’s theme is “The Road to Highly Reliable Care is Paved with Thoughtful Processes and Purposeful Performance.” The Symposium is sponsored by Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, BJC HealthCare, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Practice Excellence and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: IN PERSON at the Eric P. Newman Education Center

The nature of health care inherently creates ongoing opportunities for improvement. These opportunities exist for multiple reasons including, complexity of care provided, staffing shortages, supply issues and human error, combined with the constant variable of serving unique individuals (patients). These opportunities also exist because health care professionals want and strive to offer the best care possible for every patient.

So, how do health care professionals and organizations seize opportunities in the most efficient ways possible to reach and sustain high reliability?

This year’s Symposium encourages us to:

  • Step back, sometimes broadly, and sometimes narrowly, to define the problems we face.
  • Retrace our steps, figuratively speaking, to lend more insight into cultivating a more efficient process.
  • Incorporate human factor principles to develop system fixes that resolve safety issues, as well as those pesky annoyances that bother end users daily.
  • Recognize the work being done by Patient Family Advisory Councils around the state and how their insights and programs lead to enhanced quality and safety.
  • Be cognizant of the political landscape at the national and state levels in terms of health and health policy.

Review the agenda here.

Register for the Symposium

Past Patient Safety & Quality Symposiums

Watch Recorded Sessions


ACCREDITATION

Joint Accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credits Available for this Activity

American Medical Association (AMA)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

This activity is approved for a maximum of 3.5 knowledge-based contact hours (.35 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Unique Universal Activity Number JA0000340-0000-24-002-L05-P. To be awarded credit, attendees must sign in, provide their NABP ePID number and date of birth.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Practice Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 3.25 contact hours will be awarded for this activity

American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) Credits will be obtainable for attending this activity.

Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) Credits will be obtainable for attending this activity.

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