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Nursing Division Presents "Next Generation in Patient Safety"

WHO: Notre Dame College Division of Nursing Presents Theresa Brown, RN, Ph.D.

WHAT: Third Annual Patient Safety Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 4 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Notre Dame College, Performing Arts Center

WHY: In health care today, hospitals and health care centers are initiating “zero harm” campaigns to ensure safe practices for the patients entrusted to their care. Changes in health care law and policy, and the expected increase in the number of patients that will need care in the future, will also increase the absolute necessity for patient safety. It is crucial that students take an active role, not only in practicing current policies and recommendations, but by also helping to create new ideas and standards of safe practice that would be beneficial in the care of their future patients.

Theresa BrownThe NDC nursing program welcomes Dr. Theresa Brown, RN, Ph.D., an oncology nurse who not only practices patient care, but has been published in “The New York Times,” “Science Times,” “Scrubs Magazine,” and on CNN.com.

Her first book, “Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything In Between,” focuses on the struggles of both Dr. Brown and the patients for whom she cared during her first year as a nurse.

Dr. Brown deals with real-world demands for practicing safe care and is a great resource for student nurses and new graduate nurses alike. Only by being proactive, involved members of the nursing community can today’s nurses assure future patients that they will have competent, safety-oriented advocates, who truly care about their safety.

The conference is open to the public. For additional information or to register for the conference, e-mail ndcsafetyconference2012@gmail.com.