SOURCE: Synensis, LLC


February 11, 2015 03:00 ET

Synensis Patient Safety Experts Headline Healthcare Conference in Qatar

Powell, Gapstur, and Abdalla Featured Presenters at the Second Annual Qatar Patient Safety Week Held in Doha, Qatar, at Which Patient Engagement Was the Conference Theme

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2015) - Three Synensis executives were featured speakers at the second annual Qatar Patient Safety Week, held January 18-23 in Doha, Qatar. Stephen Powell, CEO and President of Synensis, presented, "Coaching for Improvement -- Transferring Knowledge to Practice at the Bedside." Julie Herges Gapstur, senior patient safety consultant at Synensis, presented, "Increasing Voluntary Reporting on Near Misses through Good Catch Programs." Asaad Abdalla, Synensis' Middle East patient safety consultant, presented, "Six Ways to Use Your Safety Culture Data to Reduce Preventable Patient Harm."

The second annual conference on patient safety was organized under the Patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Abdulla bin Khalid Al Qahtani, Minister of Public Health, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar. The conference was part of an education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by The Supreme Council of Health.

The Supreme Council of Health is responsible for developing and implementing national health quality measurements and standards for international, regional, and Qatar-based healthcare facilities. Its vision is to lead the healthcare quality initiative in Qatar and provide information, education, and support to all healthcare organizations in the quest to provide quality services to all patients, all of the time. 

"We were honored to be selected by The Qatar Supreme Council of Health to lead their national conference toward a culture of patient safety," said Powell. "The sessions were past capacity for all days, indicating a strong demand for safety culture improvement."

Powell, Gapstur, and Abdulla also presented a full-day workshop on integrating TeamSTEPPS® tools and strategies to create a culture of safety, as well as using low-fidelity hospital simulation to provide hands-on training in a clinical environment. The workshop offered an interactive session for more than 100 clinicians and demonstrated how to use TeamSTEPPS strategies as an adjunct to providing safe patient care.

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