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Striking a balance between professional autonomy and care quality
Striking a balance between professional autonomy and care quality

Striking a balance between patient safety and professional autonomy is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach. Multiple challenges stand in the way of a balanced approach, such as...

Clinical care
Clinical leadership
Clinical risk management
Credentialing
Safety
Are your consumer partnerships strong? This classification of ‘strength of consumer engagement in safety’ will help you find out
Are your consumer partnerships strong? This classification of ‘strength of consumer engagement in safety’ will help you find out

Consumers’ perspectives and active engagement are critical to making health systems safer and more person-centred. Consumers, families, caregivers and the community can contribute towards improving care-related safety at the clinical (local), institutional (e.g., hospital, nursing home), community (e.g., primary care, home care) and national (in the development of national policies) levels of healthcare systems.

Clinical governance
Consumer partnerships
Consumers
Safety
Safety culture in healthcare
Safety culture in healthcare

In this webinar, Sarah Fischer, Director of Culture & Capability at Safer Care Victoria discussed the elements that make up a safety culture; the steps to safety culture maturation, the signs that indicate success and how culture is influenced at a local level.

Culture
Public
Safety
Safety Culture
A human factors resource for health professionals and health services staff
A human factors resource for health professionals and health services staff

This comprehensive human factors resource will be helpful for those explaining human factors issues in human services, or designing healthcare systems and environments to support safe care.

Clinical governance
Point of care
Safety
A handy checklist for evidence-based consumer safety system components
A handy checklist for evidence-based consumer safety system components

Many years on from the Mid Staffordshire report, avoidable patient harm continues to occur in the UK (and the rest of the world). There continue to be new inquiries and reviews into serious patient safety scandals, all with recurring themes, including failure to listen to patients or learn from previous investigations, a corrosive blame culture, a lack of effective leadership and an unresponsive regulatory framework.

Clinical governance
Clinical risk
Leadership
Safety
When board quality focus goes up, so does quality performance
When board quality focus goes up, so does quality performance

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports ‘To Err Is Human’ and ‘Crossing the Quality Chasm’ prompted healthcare leaders to address the patient safety crisis by advancing the systems, teamwork and improvement science needed to deliver safer care to patients. 

Clinical governance
Clinical risk
Leadership
Risk management
Safety
The revolution is here. How will AI change healthcare?
The revolution is here. How will AI change healthcare?

Health and human services’ managers, practitioners and policymakers all over the world are exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This commentary piece summarises a comprehensive report, co-authored by McKinsey Co. and the European EIT Health think-tank, on the potential impact of AI in healthcare. They use the European Parliament definition of AI as ‘the capability of a computer program to perform tasks or reasoning processes that we usually associate with intelligence in a human being.’

AI
Risk management
Safety
It's a long road and we're not there yet. Where to from here for patient safety?
It's a long road and we're not there yet. Where to from here for patient safety?

Where to from here with patient safety? 13 global leaders working in different roles — healthcare delivery, government, consulting — and in different countries, identify key barriers and drivers for improving safety and accelerating progress.

Clinical governance
Risk management
Safety
Want to retain staff? Lead them!
Want to retain staff? Lead them!

Leadership is a key driver of healthcare worker well-being and engagement.  This study sought to evaluate healthcare worker leadership behaviours in relation to staff burnout, engagement and safety culture across 31 US hospitals, with the findings applicable across human services.

Culture
Safety
Satisfaction
Seven research-based strategies for reducing surgical site infection
Seven research-based strategies for reducing surgical site infection

Surgical site infections remain a problem despite many decades of research and practice change to eliminate those that are preventable. 

Approximately 0.5% to 3% of surgical patients develop an infection. Compared with patients undergoing surgery who do not have a surgical site infection, these patients are hospitalized approximately 7 to 11 days longer.   As we know, longer hospital stays increase the risk for patients and reduce hospital efficiency and effectiveness. Infections are the leading cause of re-admissions following surgery and can add thousands of dollars to the cost of an admission. 
 

Acute care
Healthcare
Infection control
Risk management
Safety
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