Safety Together Training

Overview

Safety Together Training is a workshop that has been developed by RWJBarnabas Health for clinical professionals in order to train them on how to avoid any preventable harm and provide the high-quality care without errors. This specific training is based on resolving clinical and non-clinical cases, problems, and examples in order to prevent errors, identify potential failures, and address these issues and challenges. It is important to note that the activity is developed for healthcare professionals to help them improve care and interaction with other clinicians, patients, and family members. The key benefit of participating in this scholarly activity is associated with developing skills in reacting to situations that are related to giving erroneous prescriptions, using inappropriate dosages, and provoking allergies among other concrete cases.

Problem

The problem is that the cases when healthcare providers make mistakes and do harm to patients when violating their safety are frequent, and it is necessary to train clinicians’ skills in developing a specific questioning attitude. Currently, the medical and nursing staff can do harm to patients because of inattention, the lack of cooperation, and the lack of knowledge and communication. Therefore, frequent errors and the inability to guarantee the high-quality care without mistakes are problems that are faced by patients and the members of their families that need to be addressed with the help of training and workshops. While participating in this activity, a nurse develops her abilities in problem-solving with the focus on all possible situations that are potentially harmful to patients. As a result, the risks of doing harm, making mistakes, and violating patients’ safety can decrease significantly.

Solution

Safety Together Training proposes the solution to the problem of making errors and doing harm in healthcare environments while providing nurses with approaches to recognizing and preventing medical or care mistakes. Furthermore, healthcare professionals receive assistance and training in the form of individual, pair, and group activities to simulate real-life cases and contexts. In addition, participants receive the feedback from specialists to improve their responses to different types of situations and develop their skills in forming a questioning attitude and interacting with other clinicians. From this perspective, the analyzed training or workshop seems to provide a direct solution to the problem of the decreased safety for patients in various healthcare facilities as a result of increases in the number of observed and reported medical errors.

Opportunity

The discussed activity provides participants with the opportunity to avoid the most typical mistakes in their practice in order to ensure that all patients receive only the high-quality assistance and care. While referring to the GCU Domains and Competencies, it is possible to state that the participation in Safety Together Training allows for meeting MC1: Effective Communication, as well as the competencies of Domain 4 – Population Management and Domain 5 – Analytic Foundations for Practice. Thus, the participation in this training is important in order to develop as a DNP prepared nurse in terms of addressing the competencies that are associated with meeting and respecting patients’ differences and health needs, as well as evaluating the quality of provided services and promoting safe and effective care. Therefore, as a result of participating in Safety Together Training, a nurse will be able to respond to many challenging and problematic situations in order to avoid mistakes and provide the high-quality assistance and care.

Program Competencies Addressed

  1. Synthesize concepts to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve individuals, aggregate, and population health management.
  2. Develop and evaluate care delivery models and/or strategies for improved individual, aggregate, and population health management.
  3. Design, direct, and evaluate quality improvement methodologies to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.

Portfolio Practice Hours

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.