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What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?

  • May 17, 2018

“If we are to accelerate progress over the next five years, we must understand the gaps between the desired and actual state of patient safety.”


Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, spoke with Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety about accelerating progress in patient safety. According to Siegal, “We have identified things that are foundational to a culture of safety: senior leadership engagement and commitment to ‘safety first,’ clinical leaders and managers holding everyone accountable for practices and procedures proven to keep patients and providers safe, and providers and staff members reporting safety concerns and adverse events. ‘Just Culture,’ transparency, and high reliability are accepted as critical to patient safety, but we’re not connecting the dots between these concepts and a real, personal commitment to patient safety on the front lines.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Siegal D. What's the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years? Patient Safety Beat. May 2018.