Patient safety is focus of joint training for UH students
Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy students will participateUniversity of Hawaiʻi
Communications Director & Legislative Coordinator, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Media Advisory: Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How can doctors, nursing professionals and pharmacists work together to improve patient
safety? It begins with communication—talking and learning side-by-side.
For the past two years, the University of Hawai`i Mānoa John A. Burns School of
Medicine (JABSOM) and the UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene have
brought their first-year students together each Spring, to learn each other’s perspectives,
and how to work better as a team in health care settings.
This year, 25 students from the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy also will
join in the daylong session to be held at JABSOM, along with about 50 nursing students
and 60 MD candidates. Faculty of all three schools will lead discussions.
“The trend in health care is toward interdisciplinary training, with an emphasis on
improving patient safety in health care settings,” said Dr. Roy Magnusson, JABSOM
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. “Our partners in health care education throughout
the UH System are excited to be on the forefront of implementing curriculums which
advance those goals.”
The location for the training is at JABSOM Kaka`ako, Medical Education Building,