CAPS Partners with Transparent Learning to Promote Award-Winning Video

“The Faces of Medical Error… From Tears to Transparency: The Story of Lewis Blackman”

June 1, 2010 —“The Story of Lewis Blackman” is an award-winning film that chronicles the experience of a vibrant, healthy 15-year-old boy who entered the hospital for what was believed to be a low-risk medical procedure. Told through the words of Lewis’ mother and CAPS board member, Helen Haskell, and supported by insights from leading voices in patient safety education including Lucian Leape MD; Tim McDonald, MD, JD; Bob Galbraith, MD; David Mayer, MD; and Rosemary Gibson, viewers are taken through all aspects of Lewis’ care.

This is a full learning program complete with educational materials that can bring the patient’s voice to any meeting or training event in your organization.
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) is pleased to partner with Transparent Health to promote this video. For each video sold to a CAPS member using coupon code CAPS2010 a contribution will be made to Consumers Advancing Patient Safety.

Viewers are challenged to analyze and reflect upon what went wrong, where their own systems may be vulnerable, how to improve care within their system, and how to effectively address errors when they do occur. This 50-minute film contains facilitated discussion points embedded throughout to highlight key learning objectives and stimulate discussion, and can be segmented into shorter viewing and educational experiences.

Through a special partnership with p4ps, Transparent Learning, Inc., is proud to offer this groundbreaking film in a unique pay-per-view (PPV) experience. The PPV version shows the entire film as seen on the DVD. You can order the Lewis Blackman PPV version for 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 or 1,000 on-demand viewings. Note: The PPV option does not include the companion CD of educational materials.

Based on the needs of the audience, the PPV option can be extremely practical and cost-effective. It lets hospitals and other healthcare providers:

  • Offer viewings to some or all members of their team on demand, anywhere and at any time;
  • Watch it immediately after placing the order, with no waiting for a DVD to be shipped;
  • Instantly access the video in locations without a DVD player;
  • control the video easily with play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind functions; and
  • Stop the video and pick it up again at any time, up to one year later.