Study: Latent Safety Threat Identification Results in 19 Improvements

Identification of latent safety threats — design, organization, training or maintenance errors that pose a patient safety risk — led to 19 improvements in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit, according to a study in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Multidisciplinary teams of NICU providers participated in laboratory and in situ (in a Level III academic NICU) simulations from August 2009 to March 2011 and identified latent safety threats in debriefings following each scenario.

Click here to read the full story on the 19 improvements in Becker's Hospital Review.

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