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Collaborative Governance

Advisory Committees

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics in Clinical Practice


Patient Education

Patient Experience

Clinical Practice Committee

Quality and Safety

Research and Evidence-Based Practice



Current work:

  1. The committee reviewed the quarterly collaborative governance newsletter highlighting each committee’s work and ongoing improvement in response to questions brought up by clinical nurses. Look for an email from Gaurdia Banister and visit website for the Institute for Patient Care. Latest issue was emailed May 5th.
  2. The Fall TIPS prevention latest phase was roll out May 23rd.  The committee discussed how it is working and the unit champions. 
  3. Pressure injury prevalence and incidence – what are the rates for your unit?  Next PI survey date is June 12th  

Accomplishments 2017:

  • Completion of the Speak Up for Safety Video where MGH nurses shared how they speak up for safety and ensure safe patient care. The video was showcased at the SAFER fair and committee members continue to share with their colleagues.

  • Creation of a new Wound Care Product Selection Guide which was shared with clinicians at the SAFER Fair to gather feedback. That feedback will be included in the guide which will shared with clinicians in early 2018 be.

  • Committee champions served as invaluable resources to their colleagues in preparation for Joint Commission and Magnet visits.

2018 Goals:

Advance Safety Culture by:

  • Promoting components of a safety culture—reporting culture, just culture and learning culture —and its value to patient care.

  • Identifying staff and patient safety priorities related to Disruptive patients (including substance-abuse patients) as well as Nursing risk points in the EMR(Epic)

Sustain and/or Improve Nursing Quality Indicator Outcomes by:

  • Exploring unit based efforts to address highest concerning performance indicator (share and learn)

  • Leaning from Shared Experiences and Wisdom Narratives

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Committee Contacts

Co-chairs: Michael Tady, RN, Medicine, Blake 7

Coach: Karen Miguel, RN

Advisor: Colleen Snydeman, RN
Director, PCS Quality and Safety

Recorder: Sandra Thomas
PCS Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety Champions



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