Institution: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Grant Title: Improving the Safety of Care Transitions for Cardiac Surgery Patients
Grant Number: K01 HS018762
Duration: 5 years (2010-2015)
Total Award: $671,000
Project Description: The proposal has three main aims:
- Identify hazards that threaten post-operative cardiac surgery patients' safety in transition of care.
- Conduct a prospective risk assessment of the potential failure modes.
- Develop a novel, risk-analysis-informed intervention bundle and pilot test its impact on the safety of care transitions for post-operative cardiac surgery patients and the care providers.
Career Goals: Dr. Gurses is an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then had a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Gurses would like to become a leading researcher in the area of human factors and patient safety research. Further, she would like to develop and implement large scale, national and international quality/patient safety improvement collaboratives focusing on handoffs and care transitions.
Progress to Date: This grant has just started.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
- Graduate Student Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
- Vilas Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
K-Generated Publications: None thus far.