Faculty and Clinician Wellness Series: Virtual Seminar

Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Integrating Organizational Actions toward Patient Safety and Clinician Wellbeing: Budgeting Clinician Cognitive Resources Strategically in Healthcare Delivery

Presented by: Michael R. Privitera, MS, MD Professor of Psychiatry Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Service Medical Director, URMC Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program

Our current healthcare environment is dynamic and highly stressful. Understanding the lag of human cognitive adaptation behind technological advances can be key in mitigating risk associated with high chronic occupational stress from the unnecessary mental (cognitive) load that increases the risk of both burnout and latent medical error. Understanding basic human factors can help leaders and clinical teams connect and advance patient safety together.

In this seminar, you will hear about a framework to build on traditional safety models, integrated with consideration for human factors affecting outcomes in patient safety as well as improving and sustaining the well-being of those taking care of the patients.

At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will be able to:

1) Define and give examples of extraneous (unnecessary) cognitive load
2) Explain the rationale of why reducing extraneous cognitive load burden may be more impactful in improving patient safety than clinician education alone.
3) Give two examples of application of cognitive ergonomics that can reduce the risk of clinician burnout and latent medical error.

Open to all faculty, staff, and students

The Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Series is a qualifying activity for the 2022 URMC Malpractice Premium Differential Program.

 Co-Sponsored by URSMD Office for Faculty Development and URMC Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program

ACCREDITATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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