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Sherlock
UK
6th February 2012

“Primum non nocere” - first do no harm

When most of us think about patient safety incidents we tend to focus on harm related to specific acts of omission or system inefficiencies that result in harm.

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Wet Floor
UK
16th January 2012

Patient Safety Incidents – Clarity in Definitions Matters!

There is a conundrum in patient safety incident classification that arises because of conflicting opinions regarding just what is or is not an incident.

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Jets
UK
19th December 2011

“Never Leave Your Wingman” - Mentoring for Safety

Healthcare education is about mentoring and generally this means that more experienced clinicians provide top-down mentoring

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Systems Thinking
UK
17th November 2011

Systems Thinking - We are not planes nor pilots

Healthcare safety monitoring​ and improvement strategies have often been compared to other industries and found to be lacking.

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Talking To Patients
UK
1st November 2011

Talking to Patients about Adverse Events

Caring for patients is fraught with danger. Every time we stand at the bedside we bring benefits but also risks.

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The Human Connection
UK
22nd September 2011

The Human Connection - What’s hand-washing got to do with it?

I have always washed my hands in front of patients, always; and I’ll tell you why.

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