When a patient’s condition deteriorates, time is of the essence, especially if that patient is a child.
For the Acute Care Pediatrics team at Royal University Hospital, using their Team STEPPS training has made escalating concerns and communicating those concerns an easier process for nursing staff. The team participated in Team STEPPS training as part of Safer Every Day (a 90-day initiative devoted to improving safety). STEPPS stands for Strategies and Tools to Enhance Patient and Performance Safety. This U.S.-based program includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork and communication principles into a variety of settings. Read the rest of this entry »