The Telluride Experience

The Telluride Experience has been phenomenal thus far. I really had no idea what to expect from this experience, but I must say that it has been so beneficial. I think the main concept that I will take home from today’s meeting is the importance of open, honest, transparent communication in regards to patient safety and outcomes. I really enjoyed today’s domino game which symbolized communication between healthcare providers so well. The game made it easy to see that collaboration is the best way to achieve a common goal effectively and also made it clear that read back is crucial to understanding what your teammate is trying to accomplish. It has also been refreshing to meet with other people from different education backgrounds and specialities as it creates a much more well rounded view of patient safety for me. Over the next 3 days, I hope to gain more insight into patient safety and outcomes and apply it to my future practice as a nurse practitioner.

|Teamwork: Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process, and working together is a success.|