Nursing specialty certification is a formal means of standardizing and validating knowledge, skills, and abilities specific to an area of study. Taking the extra step to become certified demonstrates competence in a specialty area and reflects a commitment to continued professional growth and development (Dierkes et al, 2021, Institute of Medicine, 2015). Literature has shown […]
Interdisciplinary teams work together frequently in high stress situations and are expected to perform well with good patient outcomes. Yet, medical training is often done in silos. Simulation is one way to bring everyone together to teach and reinforce teamwork, communication, skills, and processes.
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
The Joint Commission’s requirements around patient identification is that two patient identifiers are used to correctly associate an individual with the intended service or treatment. These can include the patient’s name, medical record or identification number, telephone number or date of birth. The goal is to ensure accurate identification of a person and matching of
Interdisciplinary medical teams often come together during high-stress, high-stakes situations and are expected to produce positive patient outcomes. This requires a well-functioning team. Debriefing fosters an environment for learning and improving team performance that may better future practice. It allows teams to identify and improve gaps in care processes, potentially mitigating future patient harm (Salas