The focus on patient safety culture in healthcare is key to quality patient outcomes. Drilling in the Perinatal Unit has allowed processes to be acted out, videotaped, and reviewed in a safe learning environment.
This year was especially realistic due to the fact we had OB providers from Alcott and Pediatricians from both Brighton Pediatrics and Premier Pediatrics involved in the drills as well as members of the Anesthesia team. Their presence allowed a full team approach and the ability to practice those closed loop communication skills the Perinatal Department learns yearly in Team STEPPS.
The Perinatal Department would like to thank all those who participated hospital wide in our drills during the first three weeks of September. We realize the codes were called at difficult times, but that only added to the realistic aspects of the drill. In addition, a thank you to each provider who gave of their time as it allowed our department to improve teamwork and potentially impact patient safety and quality results.
THANK YOU ALL!
THE PERINATAL DEPARTMENT