The conversation around tracking medical errors highlights a lack of safety cultures resulted in the question: why aren’t we doing more research into strategies that can reduce medical errors?
This past February, the President announced that the delivery of healthcare to America’s 300 million residents embraced more complexity than he previously realized.
Nurses have the greatest opportunity to keep patients safe. It’s here, through patient engagement, that nurses are leading change.
What brings teamwork to life? A subtle but essential enabler is competition—the push to improve.
To best promote patient safety, it is crucial to seek out information about external errors, to hold on to your initial feelings of surprise and uncertainty when you read about these errors, and to resist the temptation to gloss over what happened or attribute the problem to an individual different than you.