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2018-2019 Patient Safety Award and Grant Program: Nurse Well-Being

November 15, 2018

2018-2019 Patient Safety Award and Grant Program: Nurse Well-Being

Applications due January 31, 2019

To increase awareness about nursing burnout, LAMMICO has selected this topic for the 2018-2019 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant program. The program is centered on LAMMICO’s online education program “Nurse Well-being: The Burnout Dilemma.” The free video course presents strategies, both personal and institutional, that can be implemented to prevent or mitigate the effects of burnout. 

Studies have shown that as many as 30 to 60 percent of healthcare providers meet the criteria for burnout. The characteristics of burnout include emotional exhaustion, cynicism and a low sense of personal accomplishment. Burnout contributes to poor quality of life for healthcare professionals. In addition, quality of care and patient safety can be negatively impacted by stress and burnout. LAMMICO’s complimentary educational activity offers strategies to reduce burnout and promote provider well-being.

To participate in the Patient Safety Award and Grant program, hospital/facility staff must first view “Nurse Well-being: The Burnout Dilemma,” and then think about what strategies their unit or facility can implement to positively affect stress levels and lower the risks of burnout. Applicants are required to submit samples of strategies they developed and implemented.

The Patient Safety Award and Grant is open to all hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. The facility that can best demonstrate implementation of strategies that reduce the symptoms of burnout will be awarded:

  • A $10,000 grant to the winner of our program to be used for nursing professional development

  • A $2,000 grant to an honoree to be used for nursing professional development

  • One-year Risk Manager membership to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

  • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management and patient safety CME/CNE/MOC courses online

The application period for this award began May 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019. Application forms can be downloaded online. 

Visit or contact LAMMICO Hospital Risk Management Specialist, Lynne Vega, RN, BSN, CNOR (E), at 504.841.2738 or for more information.

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