Patient Safety Paper

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Problem Recognition
According to the Institute of Medicine (1999) 44,000-98,000 people die as a result of errors made in the healthcare system. System level failures and human error are often identified as causes of harm (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Patient safety is a focal point for healthcare organizations across the country (Ulrich & Kear, 2014). Many organizations strive to develop and maintain a culture of safety. According to Katz-Navon, Naveh, & Stern (2005), the health care industry struggles with minimizing or eliminating errors impacting the patients they serve. My current organization is focusing on ways to enhance patient safety and the safety climate.
Problem Statement
At my organization 17 departments out of 23 performed
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The literature suggests team training as an intervention to improve safety climate and culture (Salas, et al., 2008). According to Weaver et al. (2013) team training improves interprofessional communication and organizational learning from errors. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence based program designed to enhance communication and team work in the health care team (AHRQ, 2013). The program strives to improve patient outcomes and enhance the safety…show more content…
The literature suggests team training impacts the safety climate and enhances patient safety. My proposed question is: In the interprofessional team, what is the effect of team training on the safety climate and patient safety events six months after training?
Summary
Patient safety is a focal point in healthcare. The media and governmental agencies are holding healthcare organizations to higher standards each year when it comes to patient safety. Patients have become healthcare consumers, often evaluating facilities based on quality outcomes and patient experience scores. The majority of healthcare professionals choose this line of work to help people. Together we must find solutions to improve patient safety and strive for zero

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