22nd Global Nursing Education, Healthcare and Medical Expo
Security Forces Hospital Program Dammam, KSA
Title: Human Factor future of patient safety cultureHuman Factor future of patient safety culture
Biography: Reem Magadmi
Understanding the science of safety and the core principles of high reliability are first steps in creating a true culture of safety wherein human factor can contribute in the improvement in healthcare delivery. In the world of healthcare, very little training in human factors is provided to staff, unlike the other safety-critical industries. Human factors research examines the environmental, organizational and job factor of human interacting with the system as well as physiological and psychological characteristics that influence behavior at work. Principle of safety science is a commitment to zero harm. Understanding and implementing the best practices can build high reliability organizations a roadmap to achieve exemplary clinical outcome. Topics highlighting several key safety principles including Just Culture, Professional bodies in healthcare organization, a range of human factors such as managerial, team and individual characteristics that influence the behavior of healthcare staff in relation to safe patient care and framework to demonstrate the role of human factors in patient safety and are known to reduce patient harm and improve the safety and quality of patient care. Best practices performed consistently over time have demonstrated superlative outcomes. Developing a model which demonstrated consistent application of leader rounding; hourly purposeful rounding and bedside shift report can influence how patient safety can be possibly achieved. A commitment to zero harm and application of best clinical and safety practices are critical steps in developing a culture of safety in healthcare organizations contributed significantly in reduction of patient harm a compelling reason for nurses in all healthcare settings to embrace safety science and the principles of high reliability.