Safety Culture

Breaking Down Human Error

Breaking Down Human Error

When errors occur in healthcare, the contemporary approach to patient safety involves evaluation of the root causes of why the error happened, evaluating both system and person factors. Unfortunately, systems are not often designed in a way to set people up for success, to make it easy to do the right thing. According to James […]

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Conflict between two women doctors

Common Barriers Encountered in Quality and Safety Implementation

When integrating change into practice, it’s important to understand the common barriers encountered in quality and safety implementation. This will allow for adequate planning and preparation.  Some of the challenges include a lack of team integrity and disruptive and hierarchical behavior. Unfortunately, these factors can contribute to medical errors and patient harm. Historically disruptive and

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