Huddle up for patient safety
Safety reporting at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Posted by Chris J. Dickinson, M.D.
Every morning at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, 40 to 50 people gather for our 15-minute safety huddle. It’s an opportunity for staff to share safety concerns that can range from equipment issues to challenging family situations with the potential to cause safety issues. It’s not the place where we solve the concerns, but it’s a place for concerns to be voiced and connections to be made so issues can be addressed. After the huddle, a quick email recap is sent out to more than 250 staff members.
One issue that was quickly resolved as an outcome of a safety huddle was a compatibility problem we had when we changed IV tubing vendors. The new tubing was supposed to work with the old tubing, but we quickly realized that wasn’t the case. One person raised it at a safety huddle. Others shared that they too were having problems. We were able to quickly replace all the old tubing with new tubing and avert any patient safety issues before they even occurred. Read more and watch the video>>