IES Patient Safety Conference

Friday, August 30, 2019
7:00am - 4:30pm


IES has a history of providing innovative provider and team-centric education to address real-time issues in emergency medicine.  We intend to raise the issue of patient safety in the setting of a teambased/case-based approach to emergency care.  This 8-hour program will provide an emphasis on performing actions necessary to ensure patient safety in critically ill patients, with some simulation of real-world time pressure events.   

Please RSVP soon because this conference will only accommodate 100 seats. Once those seats are full, we will begin a waiting list.

Baylor Scott & White Health – Dallas
Sammons Conference Center (10th floor)
3410 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246 


Robert M. Risch, MD, MBA, FACEP
Chief Quality Officer
Medical Director & Chief Department of Emergency Medicine, BSWH – Grapevine

John S. Garrett, MD, FACEP
Vice Chief Quality Officer
Patient Safety Officer, BSWH – Dallas

Elizabeth Fagan, MD, FACEP
Director of Education
Emergency Department Medical Director, BSWH – McKinney

Jose R. Rosillo, MD
Regional Quality Officer
Regional Medical Director

Amy F. Ho, MD
Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director, John Peter Smith

Karina Reyner, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M
Assistant Director for Education & Post Graduate Training, BSWH – Dallas


  • Identify sources of error in emergency medicine and mechanisms to decrease these errors 
  • Demonstrate how patient safety tools can improve the safety of care 
  • Recognize the appropriate use of time outs in the emergency department setting 
  • Explain the importance of communication and appropriate handoffs.  
  • Discuss safety measures related to medication administration, specifically push dose pressors and peripheral IV pressor 
  • Illustrate best practice in palliative care and withdrawal of care 
  • Practice a team-based approach to care. 
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