Navigation Links
4 Steps to Total Patient Safety Transformation
Date:7/26/2013

Collierville, TN (PRWEB) July 26, 2013

In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. There are a myriad of changes that hospitals will experience as a result of the ACA. Common themes in all of these reforms are accountability, efficiency, and quality. LifeWings has created a plan to help hospitals stay profitable by providing excellent care to the patient and ultimately earning the highest patient safety satisfaction scores.

In a hospital setting, a total safety transformation is much more than a simple training or process improvement seminar. There must be a transformation of the entire service culture system of significant, sustainable improvements and that is what the Crew Resource Management process is designed to provide. The LifeWings team has helped providers nationally improve service delivery, patient survey scores, communication openess, and staff satisfaction. Providers that employ the methods of the LifeWings programs also reduce operating costs, procedure interruptions, and errors that can lead to malpractice and loss of reimbursement. Hospital leadership needs to make cultural changes that are measurable, quick to implement, and most importantly sustainable.

LifeWings has a step-by-step four-phase plan for permanent safety culture change.

The first phase of LifeWings plan is to train physician champions, partners, and hospital leadership on the roles, responsibilities, and actions needed to create permanent organizational behavior change. Next, LifeWings customizes the program using direct observational studies of the current level of teamwork, communication, and process standardization. This accomplishes the critical task of having a baseline to help measure the program's success.

The second phase of the transformation involves teamwork skills workshops. During this phase, participants learn to engage staff as resources to recognize red flags, prevent errors, and to speak up if they are concerned about a patient's safety in any situation.

During the third phase, LifeWings works with front line physicians and medical staff to create standardized processes like checklists, communication scripting, handoffs, huddles, and debriefing protocols. The purpose of these safety tools is to hardwire teamwork behaviors into the daily standard of care.

The fourth phase of the transformation includes comprehensive data collection and analysis. This enables the team to measure, document, and publicize program results.

Dr. David E. Pitcher, MD, FACS Chief Medical Officer of University of New Mexico Hospitals, Professor of Surgery had this to say about LifeWings after implementing the LifeWings training process, "I can draw a direct line between the CRM skills we learned in LifeWings training and the elimination of surgical errors (RFO). There is no doubt in my mind that those tools were the catalyst."

LifeWings offers a "guarantee" for their training. Steve Harden, LifeWings CEO, says, "Using this approach, we are so sure that your organization will reach your goals that we offer this guarantee: If you do not realize the desired results at the end of the Project, and if you have implemented all of the recommended Hardwired Safety Tools, we will continue to work with you, at no additional cost, until those results are achieved."

For specific examples of clients and results after implementing the LifeWings process, you can visit http://www.saferpatients.com.

About LifeWings:
LifeWings Partners creates documented, sustainable improvements in cost reduction, efficiency, reliability, safety, and quality by combining the best of Lean and TeamSTEPPS. LifeWings has improved the financial bottom line and patient safety record of over 140 hospitals worldwide. The LifeWings coaching cadre of pilots, astronauts, physicians, nurses and Toyota-trained Lean experts train more than 13,000 administrators, physicians and staff per year. Measurable results are guaranteed in all LifeWings’ initiatives. Documented return on investment typically exceeds 300 percent. To find out more, please visit http://www.saferpatients.com or https://www.facebook.com/LifeWingsSaferPatients.

Watch video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV_M0zIuan8.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LifeWings_patientsafety/CRMTeamstepps/prweb10960088.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. How to Cure Diabetes
2. “7 Steps To Health” Teaches People How to Get Rid of Their Diabetes – Vkoolelite
3. Five Key Steps for Franchising Your Business in 2013 - An Executive Briefing by Newport Board Group, a National Business Advisory Firm of CEOs
4. Paige E. Johnson Provides 6 Steps for Healthier Living with Diabetes
5. The LBL Group To Host Health Care Reform Seminar: What Employers Need to Know & Their Next Critical Steps
6. SIGVARIS Steps in a New Direction Connecting Consumers to the Latest Health Trend at the Boston Health & Fitness Expo
7. PsychiatristSites (Websites for Psychiatrists) Is Presenting a Webinar, "7 Steps to Make More Money In Your Practice"
8. Simple Steps for Boosting Energy, from the June 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch
9. Adonis Golden Ratio: Review Reveals John Barban's 5 Steps To A Perfect Body
10. Practical Steps Toward Identifying and Living Your Purpose
11. Practical Steps to Defeating Addiction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg ... Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among ... Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... up with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive ... care to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in concert ... capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and professional ... than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ... announced today that it was added to the Russell ... comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on ... milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert ... progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: