Reaching Patient Safety Goals: Main Impact Areas
Afterburner's elite military professionals deliver workshops to members of the healthcare field with the primary purpose of increasing the skills needed to achieve patient safety goals. We deliver workshops on the Brief, Debrief, and Execute processes, as well as operation room procedures to address the primary impact areas of medical risk management, patient safety, and medical errors.
Medical Risk Management
The healthcare industry defines Medical Risk Management as "the process to minimize risk to a facility or program by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences". When teams predict risk to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner.DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Giving a team the tools of Flawless Execution improves the teamwork, communication and collaboration of the group. These increased organizational functions directly support improved medical risk management, reduce medical errors, and generally work toward achieving patient safety goals. The National Institute of Health points to breakdowns in teamwork, communication and collaboration as the root causes of safety failures in the healthcare environment. Most industry safety reports would say a similar thing: failures are not a function of poor training, fundamental incompetence or lack of motivation; they are instead directly related to failures in teamwork, communication, and collaboration.DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Medical Errors, Checklists and Mutual Support
Core aviation operations concepts also improve organizational performance in other industries and environments. Tools such as Collaborative Planning prior to any mission or activity, a Pre-Execution Briefing to reinforce the plan, teamwork expectations during the mission, and finally, Debriefing the activity with an eye toward improving future results have provided solid results in the aviation community. These same tools are utilized within the field of healthcare to implement a successful patient safety program that supports medical risk management and decreases the measurable deficits of uncoordinated care.DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT