The Health Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North East’s Patient Safety Tool Box Talks have been developed to assist with the delivery of key patient safety messages within the workplace. Patient Safety Tool Box Talks© are not a substitute for formal training but rather recognises the need to embed patient safety into the workplace and as such are a support to formal more detailed training programmes. This approach allows the delivery of consistent short customised patient safety messages to staff in a brief intervention as part of a team meeting or at a shift change.
The talks are designed to take no more that 5-10 minutes to deliver are capable of being delivered by a non-specialist. If questions however arise beyond the scope of the talk these should be referred to a specialist for clarification. This Tool Box also contains Guidance on Delivering a Patient Safety Tool Box Talk© and a number of talks on a variety of safety topics.