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Invited Speaker Rounds: Friday, April 1st @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Dr. Mary Patterson
Title: 
Resilience and Precarious Success: How Human Adaptation Keeps Patients Safe

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the roles of Safety I and Safety II in Patient Safety
2. Recognize the ways in which humans make use of system capabilities and proactively mitigate the effects of system limits in the quest to improve the healthcare delivered to patients.
3. Describe the four primary activities of resilience engineering

Mary recently returned to Children’s National Medical Center and now serves as Associate Vice Chair Medical Educational Research in Simulation and CAPE in addition to her duties in the ED. Previously she was a founder and the Medical Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Simulation and Research from 2002 to 2011. She is past- president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She currently serves on the BOD for the International Pediatric Simulation Society.

Mary completed pediatric residency training at Columbus Children’s Hospital and then served as a primary care physician in the United States Air Force. Mary’s pediatric emergency medicine fellowship was at CNMC and her first attending physician position was here in the emergency department.

Dr. Patterson has completed a Master’s in Education at the University of Cincinnati and a Patient Safety Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Patterson’s primary research interests are related to the use of medical simulation to improve patient safety , team performance and human factors work related to patient safety. She is a federally funded investigator in these areas.

Please find a list of references to the topic provided by Dr. Patterson here.

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