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2 PATIENT SAFETY It’s Everyone’s Business How can you help??

3 National Patient Safety Goal 1: Improve the Accuracy of Patient Identification Use two patient identifiers whenever you: Draw blood samples Administer medication Administer blood products 1a. Two patient identifiers: In-Patient Identifiers Name Hospital Number Out-Patient Identifiers Name Birth Date or Hospital Number Actively involve the patient in this check. I I I I I I I National Patient Safety Goal 1

4 Patient Safety Goal 1 (continued): Improve the Accuracy of Patient Identification 1b. Prior to starting a surgical or invasive procedure, conduct a “Time Out”. Document this time out. Time Out Correct Patient? Correct Procedure? Correct Procedure Site? I I I National Patient Safety Goal 1 (cont.)

5 Patient Safety Goal 2: Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers Write down, then Read Back and Verify (RBAV): Verbal Orders Telephone Orders Critical Results I I I I Documentation of this read back is important. Verbal Orders ONLY IN EMERGENCIES Write the order & read back National Patient Safety Goal 2

6 Standardize! Abbreviations Acronyms Symbols Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued): Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers We should all speak the same language! I IIII National Patient Safety Goal 2 (cont.)

7 s Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued): Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers s A COMPLETE LIST of dangerous abbreviations can be found in the UIHC Formulary: a Examples of dangerous abbreviations National Patient Safety Goal 2 (cont.) DANGEROUSABBREVIATIONS Do not use:Write orders as: qd / QDDaily qod / QODEvery other day UUnits(s) IUInternational Units TIWSpecify days of the week µgMicrograms or mcg MS04, MSMorphine MgSO4Magnesium Sulfate MTXMethotrexate

8 Patient Safety Goal 3: Improve the Safety of Using High-Alert Medications Remove concentrated electrolytes from patient care units. Standardize and limit the number of drug concentrations. I I National Patient Safety Goal 3

9 Patient Safety Goal 4: Eliminate Wrong-site, Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Procedure Mark the surgical site and involve the patient in the marking process. Verify that all appropriate pre-procedure documents are complete and available. I I Prior to a procedure: Surgical site must be initialed by the physician. National Patient Safety Goal 4

10 Patient Safety Goal 5: Improve the Safety of Using Infusion Pumps All IV pumps at UIHC have safe guards to eliminate free-flow. I I Intravenous infusion pumps must have free-flow protection on all general-use and PCA devices. National Patient Safety Goal 5

11 Patient Safety Goal 6: Improve the Effectiveness of Clinical Alarm Systems Assure that critical patient alarms are:  activated,  set properly for each patient, and  can be heard by the patient care staff. Perform regular preventive maintenance and testing. Are the monitor alarms set properly according to the patient condition ? ? ? Can you hear the monitor alarms ? ? ? a a I I a aa National Patient Safety Goal 6

12 Patient Safety Goal 7: Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Acquired Infection Practice good hand hygiene Use an alcohol-based hand-rub or Wash your hands with soap and water I I I I National Patient Safety Goal 7

13 Before patient contact putting on gloves before an invasive procedure When to use Hand Hygiene? a a a After contact with a patient, patient’s secretion or patient’s environment contact with a dirty site and before going to a clean site on the same patient removing gloves a

14 Hand Hygiene is the most effective thing you can do to protect your patient and yourself! If you have questions regarding the 7 National Patient Safety Goals, contact your supervisor. a

15 Thank you! Good Work! Pat yourself on your back for doing the right thing!*!*!


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