Good Friday afternoon, everyone! It’s Carol Wahl. Mike is wrapping up his extended Christmas vacation, so I’m taking a quick opportunity to
comandeer offer a guest entry on his blog.
If you’ve read the Weekly Update or the Electronic Exchange lately, you might have seen a little something about the patient safety survey that’s now underway. I’m writing today to encourage you to participate in this survey.
We all know we work in a complex field – healthcare – where safety for patients, employees, physicians, volunteers, visitors is a critical priority. Safety at Good Sam has been a top priority for years. To address safety, over the years we have implemented many initiatives such as lift equipment/ceiling lifts, Transport Team, Just Culture, TeamSTEPPS…just to name a few. We offer the annual patient safety survey to further improve our culture of safety in our pursuit of offering the best patient care possible.
Please, please take a moment to participate in this survey. You can click right here to start! Your feedback is critical to maintaining our safety practices that work and improving those that need addressed. There is no such thing as an opinion that doesn’t matter here. We need to hear from you, and what we hear we really do use. For instance, communication hand-offs handoff between PACU and the patient care areas as well as the green “ticket to ride” that Transport Team uses were key initiatives that arose from the patient safety survey.
Check it out:
Hiliary O’Neill from Peds took the survey and in her words, not mine, it didn’t even take 10 minutes to complete!
This survey is open through February 4. Thanks go to those who’ve already taken a moment to participate. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please make time in your schedule to take the survey. Our patients will be glad you did.
In the meantime, I’ll check Mike’s schedule for his next travel day when I can
take over his blog again make another guest blog appearance. Topic suggestions anyone?