In this quality and safety Q&A recorded at the 2019 Annual Meeting, Sarah Lombardi discusses how to educate industry leaders on the value of building a resilient safety culture in radiation oncology. Sarah Lombardi is the Regional, Quality, and Safety Coordinator for the Department of Radiation Oncology at Yale New Haven Hospital.


In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Responsibilities of a quality and safety coordinator (0:29)
  • Importance of a quality and safety coordinator in an organization (2:16)
  • Biggest challenges of the role (2:56)
  • Training from therapist to quality and safety coordinator (4:05)
  • Priority of the position in cancer care (5:07)
  • Working with quality and safety committees within the organization (5:58)
  • Reporting incidents and systems in place  (6:49)
  • How the role is evolving (7:35)
  • Accreditation and improvements in safety and radiation therapy (8:39)
  • Importance of the role within an organization (9:22)
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