Now more than ever, hospital care teams need support and tactics to improve safety. We’ve included information from PSQH below as well as links to the JCAHO Quick Safety Newsletter to provide additional information that may help you access our guide focused on mitigating infections below.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in January, healthcare workers in U.S. hospitals have been working almost nonstop, often in high-stress environments without the proper support they need to do their jobs.
“The mental, emotional, and physical strain healthcare workers are experiencing during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 cannot be understated,” says Erin Lawler, MS, CPPS, human factors engineer at The Joint Commission (TJC)’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety.
“It is critical that we ensure healthcare workers have access to psychosocial resources and support now and in the future.” The strategies that TJC recommends for healthcare workers include the following:
Attributed to PSQH / John Palmer
Now more than ever care teams need a clear way of communicating in order to route and treat all patients safely.
Report focus: Promoting psychosocial well-being of health care staff during crisis.
“There is a time and a place for smartphones – but using them with gloves and under PPE is not one of them.”
Deanna Parker, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, Vice President of Emergency Services at Hardin Memorial Health
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