ORSAFE.ORG and QLICKSMART.COM have sponsored a round table discussion on “Changing Cultural Patterns and Overcoming Resistance to change”. This is a round table discussion that will appear on October’s ORSAFE.ORG website. A fascinating discussion of resistance to change in a hospital re staff safety and overcoming that resistance. Speakers are listed in the Hot Topics Section of ORSAFE and include Dr. Amber Mitchell, International Safety Center, and Sharon McNamara, past President of the AORN, along with four others of equal stature in staff safety. This is a must-see if safety is a priority for you and your staff.
Dr. Michael Sinnott discusses the Value Added Calculator, Nurse Educator App and their effects on nursing and safety. Go to the Qlicksmart Corner for details and the interview.
C2-AI discussed their affect on Covid-19 issues and means of dealing with shortages of beds while navigating this pandemic in the hospitals.
Quicksmart has uploaded a talk from Dr. Michael Sinnott of Brisbane, Australia on their new Digital Platform, which includes a value analysis calculator and a teaching tool for nurse educators on using scalpel blade removers in the O.R..
Please look at C2-AI material on the website for information on how your hospital can save a minimum of $500,000 while insuring an environment of safety for both patients and staff. Additional material on Covid-19 analysis is also discussed.
PSYCHOLOGY STAFF SAFETY
UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND STAFF SAFETY CULTURE
Healthcare professionals posses a number of unique characteristics. Perhaps the most defining is their self sacrifice. Their willingness to put the safety of their patients ahead of their own personal safety is probably second only to that of a parent, or more accurately a mother.
In the past, this sacrifice was often mostly related to their time and emotional reserves. However, this self-sacrifice now includes more and more real physical and psychological issues – back injury, sharps injuries, and infections.
Self-sacrifice and risk-taking that was once considered to be a marker of one’s professional worth now need to be questioned, if not for one’s self, for the effect it can have on one’s family and children.
C2-AI and COVID-19
Immediate deployment of a proven solution could create capacity for 11k C-19 patients in ICU in UK and 67k in US (in next 3 months)
Using C2-Ai’s award-winning approach and risk-assessment tool COMPASS, patients are pre-emptively managed to reduce the occurrence of the serious hospital-acquired conditions Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (HAP). Hospitals that have already deployed C2-Ai’s tools have achieved reductions of between 60% and 90% for these conditions.
A blanket 50% reduction in just a 12-month period in US hospitals (as an example) would save lives and free bed capacity as follows
- 800,000 lives saved in 12 (US)
- 450,000 Covid-19 patients in non-ICU beds (US)
- 140,000Covid-19 patients in ICU beds (US)
The COMPASS application allows hospital staff to individually assess incoming patients, within a couple of minutes. This information then provides medical teams with data needed to evaluate the level of care required. In essence, it provides medical teams with critical information to manage patients as effectively as possible at an early, getting them out of hospital more quickly and preventing unnecessary use of ICU.
These are mobile device applications (with AES 256 encryption built-in) that can be used immediately at the point of care with no additional training – providing clarity on what should be done.
The process to prevent these harms is simple, straightforward and uses significantly less resource than the care needed if the patient acquires these conditions.
The system is being deployed globally. Contact us urgently to understand more about how we can reduce capacity pressure on hospitals.