Nurses are at the forefront of health and social care delivery. Often they are also leading, championing and driving change for patient safety. In this edition of our ‘Top picks’ series we celebrate some of the amazing work nurses are doing to prevent avoidable harm and improve patient and staff experience.
The examples below include blogs, interviews and practical improvement projects. They have been shared with us by members of the hub, a global community of people passionate about patient safety. You can sign up to the hub here, it’s free and easy to do.
Safety tools, approaches and insights
- Implementing the aSSKINg pressure ulcer care bundle – a blog by Susan Martins
- Nurse-led use of technology to enable better care - Homerton University Hospital Action Card App
- Yellow kits - an innovation to reduce the risk of falls in Accident and Emergency departments
- Friends of African Nursing: Training perioperative nurses across Africa
- Measuring standards of care, not negative outcomes
- Nobody left behind: Improving the health of people with learning disabilities and reducing inequalities across primary care
- How a simple newsletter can improve culture and communication within teams
- It’s time to look beyond perceived barriers to Family Integrated Care in the NICU and create a culture for change
Series of nurse-led blogs
In this series of blogs, Carol Menashy, shares her own experiences of setting up and developing Safety Incident Supporting Our Staff (SISOS). In this first blog she explains the catalyst that led to developing SISOS. Links to all of Carols blogs can be found at the end.
In a series of blogs, Gina Winter-Bates, Associate Nurse Director Quality and Safety at Solent NHS Trust, shares her experience of implementing Safety Chats. In this first blog, Gina explains what motivated her to introduce Safety Chats into her Trust. Links to all of Ginas blogs can be found at the end.
Spotlight interviews with nurses
In our series of Patient Safety Spotlight interviews, we talk to different people about their role and what motivates them to make health and social care safer.
- Martin Hogan, Lead Professional Nurse Advocate at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Kathy Nabbie, Theatre Scrub Nurse Practitioner and Non-medical Surgical First Assistant
- Angela Hayes and Caroline Morris, Palliative Care Nurse Specialists at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Could you share for safety?
Are you a nurse with a passion for patient safety? Do you have insights, projects or practical tools and resources that could be shared for wider benefit? Perhaps you’d like to feature in one of our Spotlight interviews?
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