TJC patient safety guide for CEOs, docs
Seeking to motivate and energize’ leaders
Joint Commission Resources (JCR) has released a new, free guide to help hospital executives and physician leaders implement and sustain safe practices. Produced by the JCR Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), the guide is part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare.
"Patient Safety Initiative: Hospital Executive and Physician Leadership Strategies," is intended to help motivate and energize healthcare leaders to assess gaps in their organizational safety culture, engage key influencers for change, set goals for targeted improvement, implement proven safe practices, and reinforce key behaviors to ensure high-reliability performance improvement.
The document includes two sections:
Part I focuses on hospital executive leadership strategies and includes an Activation Toolkit with seven components: board engagement on patient safety; safety culture debriefing; safety leadership rounds; teamwork training and skill building; daily safety briefing; senior executive adopt a work unit; and known best practices of execution.
Part II focuses on physician leadership and includes an Activation Toolkit with seven components: physician communication at the bedside; physician involvement in unit-based huddles; physician leadership of unit-based patient safety meetings; harm-reduction rounding checklists and evidence-based guidelines; multidisciplinary teamwork training; physician leadership of post-adverse event debriefs; and managing challenging behavior.
Editor’s note: The patient safety guide is available for download at:http://bit.ly/1rFPysn
For more information on the JCR HEN, go to www.jcrinc.com/CMS-Hospital-Engagement-Network