Ealth Care Issues Patient Safety Improvement Lessons learned in the aviation industry
Dr. Don Berwick states that healthcare professions can learn much from the lesson learned in the aviation industry, lessons that can prevent medical errors. His opinion is that both fields are plagued by human errors that provide dangerous conditions. This is particularly true when a good outcome is dependent on communication and teamwork. If you want to review the transcript for the video segment we watched, you can find it at the website below:
For this discussion board, please describe a patient safety improvement that is similar to or based on an aviation industry safety improvement. For example, one improvement might be the surgical checklist or another might be SBAR communication. In the response, include an analysis of exactly how the patient safety improvement compares to the airline industry and how the patient safety improvement benefits patient care outcomes.