The importance of incident reporting in nursing
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2M ago
What is the purpose of an incident report in nursing? The purpose of an incident report in nursing is multifaceted and crucial for both patient safety and quality improvement as well as legal documentation. In this article we’ll tell you all about incident reporting in nursing. About the importance, who’s responsibility it is to fill out a form and when incidents should be reported. We’ll conclude the article with an example ..read more
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How to write an incident report
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2M ago
The healthcare professional who witnessed an incident, or the first staff member who was notified about it, should file an incident report. But when should the report be completed and how should an incident report be written? In this article we’ll show you best practices ..read more
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Servicedesk Engineer Mitch Dobbe | TPSC
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by Catherine Mastebroek
6M ago
Meet Servicedesk Engineer Mitch Dobbe! As you know, we like to share sneak peeks behind the scenes at The Patient Safety Company. This month we held an interview with Servicedesk Engineer Mitch Dobbe! Interested in the tasks of a Servicedesk Engineer at TPSC? Read on below ..read more
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Security Officer Pardi Scheffer | TPSC
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by Catherine Mastebroek
7M ago
Meet Sr. Servicedesk Engineer / Security Officer Pardi Scheffer! From time to time, we like to share a sneak peek behind the scenes at The Patient Safety Company. That's why this time we conducted an interview with Sr. Servicedesk Engineer Pardi Scheffer! Interested in the tasks of a Servicedesk Engineer / Security Officer? Read on below ..read more
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Bytes Without Borders: Audits, but different
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by Catherine Mastebroek
8M ago
Every year they come around: audits. They are important to ensure the quality of care, but often cost a lot of time and effort to complete. For example, audits use long questionnaires and forms, which are scanned or manually converted to spreadsheets in order to check in an overview whether work is being done as defined in the process descriptions or work instructions. All in all, completing an audit is not an easy task. There is a lot to keep track of and it is easy to lose sight of the whole. Our client GGZ Drenthe thought there had to be a different way to do this. That’s why, together ..read more
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Our consultant Vayip Ozturk | TPSC
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by Catherine Mastebroek
1y ago
Meet Consultant Vayip Ozturk Because we like to share a behind-the-scenes look at The Patient Safety Company, we conducted an interview with one of our consultants, Vayip Ozturk. Curious about his career at TPSC? Read on quickly ..read more
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Our Consultant John Willems | TPSC
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by Catherine Mastebroek
1y ago
Meet Consultant John Willems As we enjoy sharing a behind-the-scenes look at The Patient Safety Company, we conducted an interview with one of our consultants, John Willems. Curious about his career at TPSC? Read on quickly ..read more
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The SIRE Method: A Specialized Version of Root Cause Analysis
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by Catherine Mastebroek
1y ago
The SIRE (Systematic Incident Reconstruction and Evaluation) method is a specialized variant of Root Cause Analysis (RCA). It was developed for use in healthcare, and can help healthcare organizations in uncovering the underlying causes of incidents. There are some key differences between the SIRE methodology and the more generic RCA, however, which we will go into below ..read more
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The PRISMA Incident Analysis Method: Improving Patient Safety
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by Catherine Mastebroek
1y ago
The PRISMA (Prevention and Recovering Information System for Monitoring and Analysis) incident analysis method is a widely used method for analyzing and uncovering the root causes of incidents. The PRISMA method is designed to help healthcare organizations identify and address problems that may impact patient safety, and to implement effective solutions to prevent future incidents ..read more
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How staffing shortages affects patient safety
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2y ago
Severe staffing shortages have plagued healthcare organizations over the past several years, and between factors like COVID-19 burnout, an aging workforce, and the Great Resignation (in the United States, 4.3 million people quit their jobs in January 2022 alone), the problem is only getting worse. Organizations are short-staffed, workers feel stretched thin, and hospitals are often slammed with patients who are sicker than ever before due to delayed care during the pandemic. However, safety goals are unchanging and must continue to be met. It's a paradox without an easy solution, but healthc ..read more
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