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Extreme Nursing Conference Focuses on Bedside Care

Lowcountry AHEC and Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BHM) partnered to educate Lowcountry area healthcare professionals at the Tenth Annual Extreme Nursing Conference on October 3 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, SC. Breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credits were provided.The topics discussed were designed to empower all providers of healthcare. The focus for this year was quality and the theme was Promoting Excellence at the Bedside

The topics presented included: Eradicating Hospital Acquired C-Diff, How Social Media Impacts Quality, The Cost of Quality, Becoming a High Reliability Healthcare Organization, Preventing Medical Errors, Key Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals and the Impact of Humor on the Patient and Healthcare Provider.  International motivational speaker, Glen Ward presented, along with Shana Dykema, MHA, CPPS from the South Carolina Hospital Association; Susan Chewning, RN, BSN; Sharon Beasley, RN, PhD; Mary Scott, RN, BSN; Antionette Carron, RN, BSN; with expert panelists from BMH and quality improvement poster presentations by senior nursing students from the Technical College of the Lowcountry. 

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