Putting patient safety first during CST Go Live

Ah, change. We #lovehate it, don’t we? It can be refreshing, energizing, and full of promise. It can also be stressful, challenging, and uncertain. And no one knows this better than the many dedicated staff who have been involved with implementing Clinical &...

Recognizing patient safety stars

“Learning depends critically on the less visible social processes of inquiry, investigation and improvement that unfold around incidents.” Would you agree? Carl Macrae presented the above viewpoint in his British Medical Journal article titled The problem with...

Getting a handle on hazards

Have you ever noticed something at work and thought, “Well, that doesn’t look safe”? Maybe you found the narcotic cupboard unlocked, or saw that the crash cart wasn’t prepped correctly, or spotted dirty equipment in the same storage room as the clean equipment....

2018: A year of feedback and reflection

  The holiday season is upon us! We can hardly believe it, but 2018 is quickly approaching its finale. As always at this time of year, we find ourselves considering the past year’s events, challenges, and accomplishments, as we strive toward our common goal of...

New Medical Imaging form boosts safety event reporting

  Pop quiz: What happened a year ago on September 6? If you guessed Hurricane Irma landing in the Caribbean or Metallica’s epic live concert in Amsterdam, you would be correct. However, at BCPSLS Central Office we’re remembering a different kind of phenomenon:...

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