Dr. Alexander Niven, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Diagnostic error and therapeutic harm remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in our healthcare system, despite two decades of international effort to close the quality gap through patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. This presentation will define the challenges that persist in critical care based on recent literature, and discuss current and emerging efforts to improve patient outcomes, individual and team performance through the systematic application of organizational structure, processes, clinical informatics, and human factors research.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • review the challenges to see, effective critical care;
  • describe common elements that impact individual, team performance; and
  • examine currently available and novel strategies to improve ICU team performance and health care outcomes.