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Patient safety it s everyone s business
PATIENT SAFETYIt’s Everyone’s Business

How can you help??


National patient safety goal 1 improve the accuracy of patient identification

National Patient Safety Goal

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  • 1a. Two patient identifiers:

  • In-Patient Identifiers

    • Name

    • Hospital Number

  • Out-Patient Identifiers

    • Name

    • Birth Date or Hospital Number

  • Use two patient identifiers whenever you:

  • Draw blood samples

  • Administer medication

  • Administer blood products

National Patient Safety Goal 1:Improve the Accuracy of Patient Identification

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Actively involve the patient in this check.


Patient safety goal 1 continued improve the accuracy of patient identification

National Patient Safety Goal

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Time Out

Correct Patient?

Correct Procedure?

Correct Procedure Site?

Patient Safety Goal 1 (continued):Improve the Accuracy of Patient Identification

1b. Prior to starting a surgical or invasive procedure, conduct a “Time Out”.

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Document this time out.


Patient safety goal 2 improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers

National Patient Safety Goal

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  • VerbalOrders

  • TelephoneOrders

Verbal Orders

ONLY IN EMERGENCIES

Write the order & read back

  • CriticalResults

Documentation of this read back is important.

Patient Safety Goal 2:Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers

Write down, then Read Back

and Verify (RBAV):

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National Patient Safety Goal

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Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued):Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers

We should all speak the same language!

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  • Standardize!

  • Abbreviations

  • Acronyms

  • Symbols


Patient safety goal 2 continued improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers

National Patient Safety Goal

2 (cont.)

Patient Safety Goal 2 (continued):Improve the Effectiveness of Communication Among Caregivers

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Examples of

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abbreviations

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A COMPLETE LIST of dangerous abbreviations can be found in the UIHC Formulary:

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http://www.vh.org/formulary/Form/dangerousmedicalabbrev.html


Patient safety goal 3 improve the safety of using high alert medications

National Patient Safety Goal

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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.

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Patient safety goal 4 eliminate wrong site wrong patient wrong procedure

National Patient Safety Goal

4

  • Mark the surgical site and involve the patient in the marking process.

Prior to a procedure:

Surgical site must be initialed by the physician.

Patient Safety Goal 4:Eliminate Wrong-site, Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Procedure

  • Verify that all appropriate pre-procedure

    documents are complete and available.

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Patient safety goal 5 improve the safety of using infusion pumps

National Patient Safety Goal

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  • Intravenous infusion pumps must have free-flow protection on all general-use and PCA devices.

All IV pumps at UIHC have safe guards to eliminate free-flow.

Patient Safety Goal 5:Improve the Safety of Using Infusion Pumps

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Patient safety goal 6 improve the effectiveness of clinical alarm systems

National Patient Safety Goal

6

  • Are the monitor alarms set properly according to the patient condition ? ? ?

  • Can you hear the monitor alarms ? ? ?

Patient Safety Goal 6:Improve the Effectiveness ofClinical 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.

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Patient safety goal 7 reduce the risk of health care acquired infection

National Patient Safety Goal

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Patient Safety Goal 7:Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Acquired Infection

Practice good hand hygiene

  • Use an alcohol-based hand-rub

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  • Wash your hands with soap and water

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When to use Hand Hygiene?

Before

  • patient contact

  • putting on gloves before an invasive procedure

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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

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Hand Hygiene is the most effective thing you can do to protect your patient and yourself!

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If you have questions regarding the 7 National Patient Safety Goals, contact yoursupervisor.


Thank you! protect your patient and yourself!

Good Work!

Pat yourself on your back for doing the right thing!*!*!


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