Teamwork Within Units – Crisis Management Simulation Course Receives Positive Reviews, Enhances Communication and Teamwork Among Labor and Delivery Practitioners During Crises

This featured profile is available on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site. Crisis Resource Management (CRM) is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery (L&D) practitioners. It uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real L&D crisis. According to post implementation surveys, the course is highly regarded by the vast majority of participants. Surveys conducted 1 or more years after the course suggest that it produces lasting benefits, including improvements in communication, team leadership, and team performance during crises.

 

Teamwork within Units (CUSP)

The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how your physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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