Anna Gosselin, an RN in the Outpatient Surgicenter, is the recipient of The Miriam Hospital’s Patient Safety Recognition Award for the fourth quarter.
Gosselin was nominated by Nancy Vadeboncoeur, business/IT manager in surgical services, and Diane Ferri, MSN, clinical nurse manager, for identifying a critical issue involving the OR computerized nursing documentation record (CPM).
Gosselin had documented two procedures with different positioning, but the second procedure that printed on the record was incorrect. She reported the discrepancy to the charge nurse who in turn called the IS administrator, who then immediately contacted our vendor to report the issue. In the meantime, the appropriate staff was alerted to the problem and a standardized process was identified for the nurses to follow while the issue was being addressed and corrected. This discrepancy affected all Lifespan affiliates.
Because of Gosselin’s commitment to a culture of safety, a critical documentation error was identified and corrected.
Valerie Thomas, MD, presented Gosselin with a framed certificate, a star pin and a check from the medical staff at a reception on March 21.
About the Award
If you would like to nominate an employee who demonstrates a commitment to the culture of safety at The Miriam Hospital, you can find a nomination form here. Nomination forms can also be obtained in The Miriam Hospital human resources department.