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Simulating safety
Simulating safety

Simulation in healthcare has traditionally been applied in the context of education and training. Whilst robust education and training (which may be achieved through simulation) will ultimately improve safety and quality, simulation can also be used much more broadly - and directly - as a tool in enhancing safety and quality in care delivery.

Quality
Safety
Safety Culture
Simulation
Workforce
Speaking up like pilots
Speaking up like pilots

In the context of aviation, Bienefeld and Grote defined ‘speaking up’ as ‘an upward voice directed from lower to higher status individuals within and across teams, which challenges the status quo, to avert or mitigate errors.’ 

Lessons from other industries
Safety
Speaking up
Safe workforce, safe patients
Safe workforce, safe patients

Psychological safety is an important tenet of safe and quality care - as is ‘physical’ safety.  In addition to injury from manual tasks, healthcare workers also face a risk of violence and aggression from patients themselves, particularly in emergency departments, mental health services, drug and alcohol settings, ambulance services and remote clinics.

Acute care
Mental health
Restrictive practices
Safety
WHS
Workforce
A reminder - for the record
A reminder - for the record

Documentation is an essential component of effective communication. Given the complexity of healthcare and the fluidity of clinical teams, healthcare records are one of the most important information sources available to clinicians. Undocumented or poorly documented information relies on memory and is less likely to be communicated and retained. This can lead to loss of information, which can result in misdiagnosis and harm.

(Australian Commission on Safety and Quality and Safety in Health Care)

Communication
Continuity of care
Quality
Records
Safety
Safety II and simulation in healthcare
Safety II and simulation in healthcare

What does safety II really mean in practice? How can your organisation develop high performing safety II teams?

Building capabilities
Continuous improvement
Healthcare
Safety
Simulation
The business case for clinical governance
The business case for clinical governance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow over the health of the world, we continue to learn about clinical governance at scale. We have previously drawn analogies to Australian government responses with clinical governance principles - however the parallels don’t stop there.  Across the world, the economic impact of the pandemic has been palpable and is illustrative of the co-dependent relationship between health and money, where better health outcomes are known to correlate with better economic outcomes.

Healthcare
Person-centred care
Quality
Resources
Safety
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees

In this webinar, Dr Anthony Carpenter guides us through demystifying clinical data analytics. During this 1-hour webinar, Dr Carpenter will step viewers through understanding the value of data, realising quality and performance insights for system improvement and using data to drive strategic organisational outcomes.

Continuous improvement
Data
Quality
Risk management
Safety
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II

There is no formula to clinical governance. While there are key components that should always be considered, how we consider them requires flexibility and agility to achieve good clinical outcomes.

Aged care
Continuous improvement
Disability
Healthcare
Quality
Safety
Workforce
An interview with Australia's leading health economist
An interview with Australia's leading health economist

Despite national standards and accreditation processes, patient safety and quality care lapses continue to plague our health system. In fact, almost every significant safety failure in recent decades happened in a hospital that passed their accreditation with flying colours1

In this interview, Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute, explores the financial burden adverse events have on the healthcare system and discusses the incentives for healthcare leaders to reduce patient complication rates, both financial and patient-driven.

Safety
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