Presentation on theme: "PATIENT SAFETY It’s Everyone’s Business"— Presentation transcript:
1 PATIENT SAFETY It’s Everyone’s Business How can you help??
2 1 1a. Two patient identifiers: National Patient Safety Goal1National Patient Safety Goal 1: Improve the Accuracy of Patient IdentificationI1a. Two patient identifiers:In-Patient IdentifiersNameHospital NumberOut-Patient IdentifiersBirth Date or Hospital NumberIIIIIIUse two patient identifiers whenever you:Draw blood samplesAdminister medicationAdminister blood productsActively involve the patient in this check.
3 National Patient Safety Goal 1 (cont.)Patient Safety Goal 1 (continued): Improve the Accuracy of Patient Identification1b. Prior to starting a surgical or invasive procedure, conduct a “Time Out”.IIITime OutCorrect Patient?Correct Procedure?Correct Procedure Site?Document this time out.
4 National Patient Safety Goal 2Patient Safety Goal 2: Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among CaregiversWrite down, then Read Backand Verify (RBAV):IIIVerbal OrdersTelephone OrdersCritical ResultsIDocumentation of this read back is important.Verbal OrdersONLY IN EMERGENCIESWrite the order & read back
5 National Patient Safety Goal We should all speak the same language! 2 (cont.)Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued): Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among CaregiversWe should all speak the same language!IIIIIStandardize!AbbreviationsAcronymsSymbols
6 National Patient Safety Goal 2 (cont.)Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued): Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among CaregiversDANGEROUSABBREVIATIONSDo not use:Write orders as:qd / QDDailyqod / QODEvery other dayUUnits(s)IUInternational UnitsTIWSpecify days of the weekµgMicrograms or mcgMS04 , MSMorphineMgSO4Magnesium SulfateMTXMethotrexateaExamples ofdangerousabbreviationssA COMPLETE LIST of dangerous abbreviations can be found in the UIHC Formulary:s
7 National Patient Safety Goal 3Patient Safety Goal 3: Improve the Safety of Using High-Alert MedicationsRemove concentrated electrolytes from patient care units.Standardize and limit the number of drug concentrations.II
8 National Patient Safety Goal 4Patient Safety Goal 4: Eliminate Wrong-site, Wrong-Patient, Wrong-ProcedureVerify that all appropriate pre-proceduredocuments are complete and available.IIPrior to a procedure:Surgical site must be initialed by the physician.Mark the surgical site and involve the patient in the marking process.
9 Patient Safety Goal 5: Improve the Safety of Using Infusion Pumps National Patient Safety Goal5Intravenous infusion pumps must have free-flow protection on all general-use and PCA devices.IIAll IV pumps at UIHC have safe guards to eliminate free-flow.
10 National Patient Safety Goal 6Patient Safety Goal 6: Improve the Effectiveness of Clinical Alarm SystemsAssure that critical patient alarms are:activated,set properly for each patient , andcan be heard by the patient care staff.Perform regular preventive maintenance and testing.aIIaaaaAre the monitor alarms set properly according to the patient condition ? ? ?Can you hear the monitor alarms ? ? ?
11 National Patient Safety Goal Practice good hand hygiene 7Patient Safety Goal 7: Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Acquired InfectionPractice good hand hygieneUse an alcohol-based hand-ruborWash your hands with soap and waterIIII
12 When to use Hand Hygiene? Beforepatient contactputting on gloves before an invasive procedureaaaAftercontact with a patient, patient’s secretion or patient’s environmentcontact with a dirty site and before going to a clean site on the same patientremoving glovesa
13 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.
14 Pat yourself on your back for doing the right thing!*!*! Thank you!Good Work!Pat yourself on your back for doing the right thing!*!*!
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