Here some of the Five patient safety tips for Hospitals to keep in mind: as many of the patient even get into harm’s way when admitted to the hospital:
Re-design hospital discharge procedures
It is a good idea to eliminate potentially preventable readmissions of patients by working closely with both patients and staff to reconcile all the medications and also reschedule all the appointments if necessary. For this, you are required to design a user-friendly and straightforward discharge plan for each patient with a medical schedule, names and phone numbers of whom to call in case of an emergency, and a record of all upcoming medical appointments.
Create awareness on how to use blood thinners safely
Many patients who are just out of surgery often leave the hospital with a brand new prescription for a blood thinner. If not appropriately used these blood thinners can cause uncontrollable bleeding and also adverse drug events.
Build better teams and rapid response systems
Hospital staff must be adequately trained to communicate what is desired to the patient. The hospital staff must work together can a team a little more efficiently. You can design a customizable toolkit to keep you on the right track. It is essential to train the staff to communicate effectively as a team.
Inserting of chest tubes safely
Remember when UWET started inserting chest tubes. This easy-to-remember mnemonic act is based on a universal protocol from the Joint Commission and even stands for Universal Precautions; Wider skin prep; Extensive draping; and Tray positioning. A free 11-minute DVD has provided the video excerpts of 50 actual chest tube insertions to illustrate problems that can happen during the procedure.
Preventing the spread of central line-associated bloodstream infections
Always be on the lookout for central line-associated bloodstream infection by doing five steps such as washing your hands, clean skin with chlorhexidine, use full-barrier precaution, avoid femoral lines and remove unnecessary lines. Taking these studies on a continuous basis will reduce this type of deadly healthcare-associated infection to a zero in the study at more than 100 large and small hospitals.
Limit shift durations for the medical residents and other hospital staffs
A study has shown that acute and other chronically fatigued medical residents are likely to make mistakes. Make sure that the resident gets adequate sleep and adhere to 90-hour work week limit. A resident who always works a 30-hour shift should only treat the patients for up to 16 hours and even should have a 5-hour protected sleep period between the timings of 10 pm and 8 am, which are the resident Duty hours such as supervision, enhancing sleep and safety is available.