Kathleen Flarity DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN is the President and Founder of Flarity Consulting, LLC. She works with healthcare and business organizations as a leadership consultant, and re-engineers clinical processes. She specializes in healthcare provider resiliency and leader resiliency. Dr. Flarity has written countless articles highlighting important science, delivered powerful speeches, and created hundreds of presentations on the topic. Kathleen Flarity is a dynamic speaker who effortlessly captivates and energizes audiences. She is a renowned emergency/flight/military health care provider who brings a wealth of life’s lessons and experience into her seminars.
Kathleen Flarity is a dynamic speaker who effortlessly captivates and energizes audiences. Kathleen has spent over four decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She is a renowned emergency/flight/military health care provider who brings a wealth of life’s lessons and experience into her seminars. In her resiliency seminars she has a gift for clarifying life’s challenges, and provides personal examples and shares immediate actionable interventions. Contact Flarity Consulting at Kathleen.Flarity@uchealth.org to arrange a keynote speech.
In her healthcare provider and leadership resiliency seminars, she has a gift for clarifying life’s challenges, provides personal illustrations, and shares immediate actionable interventions. Kathleen brings 41 years of military leadership to her work that is evidence based and scientifically grounded.
CONSULTINGKathleen provides individual or organizational leadership seminars that address the following:
* Lead with resiliency and compassion
* Succeed professionally and personally, with joy, purpose & meaning
* Develop an organizational culture that consistently succeeds rather than reacting from crisis to crisis
* Build a trusting, value-driven culture
* Ensure a shared vision of goals, understanding and compassion
* Develop and strengthen any leadership team
* Create dynamic teams and ensure meaningful relationships
* Make a meaningful difference in your own life, and the lives of others
Positive Cultural Transformation
Kathleen has spent over four decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She has the experience and skills to help your organization achieve excellence, and receive mentorship to:
Find joy, purpose, and meaning in both your professional and personal life
Pursue your passion and discover wisdom, inner strength, discipline and determination
Lead with calm, clarity, and compassion in the midst of chaos
Individualized Leadership Programs
Kathleen Flarity is the President and Founder of Flarity Consulting. She works with organizations and individuals as a leadership consultant and leadership coach, and specializes in Healthcare and Leader Resiliency. She has written hundreds of articles, speeches and presentations. Kathleen brings her 41 years of military leadership to her work that is evidence based and scientifically grounded. Refer to Leadership training under the education tab.
Emergency Department Transformation
Dr. Kathleen Flarity is a nationally recognized emergency professional and will partner with your organization to individualize a comprehensive assessment and solution set. Embrace the strength of a nationally recognized experienced emergency care professional and strategic partner. Dr. Flarity provides consultations for Emergency Department process improvement initiatives. She will work collaboratively with your team to identify barriers to success, and design systems to improve processes and streamline operations. The ED will experience enhanced clinical capability and improved operational performance.
Process improvement & Impact on Clinical Quality & Safety/Patient Care
Dr. Flarity created the first validated ED specific fall risk assessment tool worldwide, setting a benchmark for comparison. During this 1-year study period (April 2011–April 2012), a total sample population of 91,190 patients 18 years and older were included in the study. As Primary Investigator, Dr. Flarity copyrighted the Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment tool, not for profit or notoriety, but to encourage organizations to require permission to use and share data so the tool could be further validated and tabulated. As a servant leader, Dr. Flarity has granted permission to use the tool in 558 additional emergency departments, representing over 8.4 million ED patient visits. The results of the study were published in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Flarity, K. Pate, T. Finch, H. Development and Implementation of the Memorial Emergency Department Fall Risk Assessment Tool (2013). Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol: 35, 1-10.
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Throughput Process Improvement Example:
Emergency departments (EDs) are challenged to provide rapid triage and evaluation to make appropriate patient disposition and timely treatment decisions. Cardiac troponin is the preferred biomarker for evaluation of patients with chest pain. The objective of this before-and-after study was to determine the impact of Point-of-Care (POC) troponin testing on turnaround times, door-to-troponin result times, ED length of stay (LOS) in patients with chest pain, and staff satisfaction with POC testing. After POC implementation, the average door-to-troponin result time significantly decreased from 105 to 51 min (p < 0.000). The average LOS decreased from 290 to 255 min; however, the change was not significant (p =0.082). The majority of nurses (81%) felt that POC testing encouraged communication among patient care team members, and satisfaction was high with 82% of all ED staff members rating their satisfaction as excellent. To increase throughput, turnaround time and emergency department (ED) staff satisfaction, we implemented and evaluated point of care (POC) Toponin in our ED. Results published in: Koehler, J., Aker, J., Flarity, K. ,Stout, J. P. , Gifford, M. , Campbell, B. , Hertner, G. (2013) Effect of Troponin I Point Of Care Testing on Emergency Department Throughput Measures and Staff Satisfaction. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Vol 35, 3, pp 270-277.
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Kathleen has spent over four decades inspiring and empowering military leaders; building trust, earning respect, and motivating others to foster success. She has the experience and skills to help you achieve excellence. Emergency Department leaders are often promoted from a charge nurse or staff nurse position, and often benefit from leadership coaching, training, and a specialized focused action plan.
Dr. Kathleen Flarity can help guide your department or organization through strategic planning process. Examples of recipients of her strategic planning facilitation include; the Air Force Nurse Corps, and the Academy Emergency Nursing.