TITLE

'Just Culture' encourages error reporting, improves patient safety

AUTHOR(S)
Rideout, Deborah
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
OR Manager;Jul2013, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a practice environment, called Just Culture, which encourages error reporting in health care organizations. Topics include an example of an incident of a operating room (OR) nurse who reported the contamination of an OR sterile field, a seminar on the Ten Elements for Safer Surgery developed by the hospital system Advocate Health Care in Chicago, Illinois, and the implementation of Just Culture at the Southcoast Hospitals Group in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
ACCESSION #
88806581

 

Related Articles

  • Do staff speak up about dangers or give them 'the silent treatment'?  // Same-Day Surgery;Aug2011 Supplement, p7 

    The article reports on the importance of having medical personnel report medical errors and potential risks in the operating room or in postoperative care and on a report on patient safety published by several organizations including the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

  • Good policies help improve labeling.  // Healthcare Risk Management;Sep2008, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p105 

    The article discusses the policies and procedures which help reduce the risks in using unlabeled syringes.

  • Most hospitals not meeting safety goals, Leapfrog says.  // Healthcare Risk Management;Jun2009, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p70 

    The article presents the results of a survey which reports that most hospitals have not implemented error prevention standards and other methods of protecting patient safety.

  • Tube-feeding errors targeted for reduction.  // Healthcare Risk Management;Sep2009, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p102 

    The article offers information on the Nestle and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition-sponsored (ASPEN) Be ALERT program, launched in February 2009 which aims to educate clinicians on how to prevent feeding tube errors.

  • Patient handoffs can always be improved.  // Healthcare Risk Management;Sep2009, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p105 

    The article focuses on ways to improve patient handoffs between health care professionals to avoid risk of medical error such as engaging a face to face discussion and standardized handoff process.

  • In what way is your staff and facility most likely to get named in a lawsuit?  // Same-Day Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p65 

    The article suggests ways on how to avoid common liabilities in outpatient surgery in response to the increasing surgical errors in the U.S. including the case of a wrong-site surgery in an hospital in Rhode Island.

  • Coalitions lead charge on patient safety. Blassingame, Kelley M. // Employee Benefit News;6/15/2002, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p37 

    Focuses on the launching of an approach to boosting patient safety and reducing fatal medical errors by the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. Factor that influenced by the formation of the coalition; Focus of the group's standards; Reason of coalition members for...

  • Off the record.  // Nursing Management - UK;Sep2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p4 

    The article focuses on a study which found that most nurses in Great Britain often fail to check the records of the patients thoroughly before treating them because they have too little time.

  • Improved dressings urgently needed for IV catheter failures.  // Medical Journal of Australia;8/20/2018, Vol. 209 Issue 4, p145 

    The article reports on the role that polyurethane dressing plays in preventing peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failures, referencing an article in the "Lancet" journal.

  • Healthgrades releases annual Hospital Quality in America Study.  // Healthcare Purchasing News;Dec2010, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p8 

    The article reports on the 2011 release of the "Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study," which was conducted by the hospital care quality evaluation agency Healthgrades.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics