As National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) comes to a close, we remain “United for Patient Safety” and committed to promoting a culture of safety year-round. Here are a few examples of patient safety in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise:
Weeding Out Germs during Patient Safety Awareness Week at Naval Hospital Bremerton
There’s a germ — or two — that are just dying to meet you. And you. And you.
What’s in your petri dish? With a little assistance from Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Laboratory, NHB’s Quality Management displays visual variances in how hand hygiene – proper, some, or none – can either help someone prevent infections or continue to pass it along (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs)
Patient Safety Begins, Ends with Each of Us
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) strives every day to provide a safe environment for its beneficiaries and to ensure they receive the best care possible.
Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Aurelio Lares, Cmdr. Zhengshi Song and Hospitalman Pocholo Todor from Naval Hospital Pensacola try to identify safety concerns in the Room of Errors, which is an interactive exercise to recognize potential safety issues. To increase awareness about patient safety, NHP participated in the National Patient Safety Foundation™s Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18.
USNH Yokosuka’s ‘Room of Errors’ highlights National Patient Safety Week
Organized by the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka’s Nursing Services, the ‘The Room of Errors’ was featured in the facility during National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2016.
U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka Labor and Delivery nurse, Lt. Christina Carter, makes note of descrepancies found within the USNH Yokosuka Simulation (SIM) Laboratory ‘Room of Errors’ exhibition featuring SimMan 3G, a mannequin emergency patient simulator designed to help improve critical time management, decision making, communication and handovers between departments within the facility. The ‘Room of Errors’ was created during National Patient Safety Awareness Week (Mar. 12-18) as an internal opportunity to encourage staff members to maintain high awareness of patient safety. USNH Yokosuka is the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan caring for approximately 43, 000 eligible beneficiaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Mitchell/Released by USNH Yokosuka PAO)