'Culture of safety' sets tone for improvement.

  • Published 2007 in
    ED management : the monthly update on emergency…

Abstract

Before you implement patient safety initiatives, build a strong foundation of safety awareness among your staff. Then, institute multiple solutions to achieve the most wide-ranging results possible. Have several of your senior nurses give staff presentations, with each discussing key patient safety considerations in their specialty. Use 'patient flow managers' at remote locations to monitor and critique staff performance in real time. Employ manufacturing-based process improvement such as lean methodology to uncover additional opportunities to enhance safety.

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@article{2007CultureOS, title={'Culture of safety' sets tone for improvement.}, author={}, journal={ED management : the monthly update on emergency department management}, year={2007}, volume={19 6}, pages={64-5} }