LifeWings Offers a New Tool to Help Hospitals Overcome the Most Significant Safety Errors

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LifeWings Partners LLC, a leader in patient safety improvement programs, today released a new bundle of patient safety tools to help health care leaders prevent four of the most serious patients safety errors. The tool—available free online—helps leaders and staff find key areas of risk and improve their processes.

Patient Safety Tools for 2016 Medication Errors, Sepsis
Once their teams see the results of simple tools, consistently followed, there is more buy-in for more complex changes.

LifeWings Partners LLC, a leader in patient safety improvement programs, today released a new bundle of patient safety tools to help health care leaders prevent four of the most serious patients safety errors.

After a review of serious patient safety problems and trends in 2015, The Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality editorial team chose the top 10 patient safety issues affecting patients. The list includes four serious problems, that with proper planning and training, are largely preventable. These include:

  •     Medication errors
  •     Discharge practices to post-acute home care
  •     Sepsis
  •     Transparency of quality data.

LifeWings CEO Steve Harden stated that addressing preventable errors is a critical step in a hospital’s improvement plan. Mr. Harden stated, “After working with hospitals for more than 17 years it is clear to me that the leaders who drive change in known preventable errors experience a cascading effect of improved safety. Once their teams see the results of simple tools, consistently followed, there is more buy-in for more complex changes. Our new collection of simple, actionable tools provides a timely solution for hospitals to use for inexpensive but powerful changes in 2016.”

The tools, available free at http://www.saferpatients.com/knowledge/patient_safety_tools_2016.html include a collection of newsletters, PDFs, and a template with easy-to-implement tips and concepts proven to help eliminate errors.

About LifeWings
LifeWings Partners, LLC is a team of physicians, nurses, Toyota-trained Lean experts, health risk managers, astronauts, military surgeons, and flight crews. The team was the first in the U.S. to study the best practices of organizations with high reliability, and successfully adapt their strategies for use in health care. They have distilled the methodology used in commercial aviation, military aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and cutting-edge manufacturing to help health care organizations create safe, efficient, high-quality hospitals and clinics.

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