Presentation on theme: "PATIENT SAFETY It’s Everyone’s Business How can you help??"— Presentation transcript:
PATIENT SAFETY It’s Everyone’s Business How can you help??
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
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.)
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you! Good Work! Pat yourself on your back for doing the right thing!*!*!