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Overview | Quality and Safety Champions

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This new committee gives staff another opportunity to bring issues of Quality and Safety forward. Champions will bring forward opportunities they see in their practice, in near misses, or safety reports to continue to strive for the highest level of quality and safety for our patients, their families and the MGH community.

Current Work:

  • For the SAFER Fair committee champions focused on medication safety, including guess the weight of a pumpkin and converting it into kg.. They also focused on staff safety including MOAB training and the suicide prevention safety checklist.

  • Champions reviewed and discussed the new Blood product Administration Module. An advisory was sent out regarding completion; as a reminder don’t forget to complete the blood transfusion when it’s given because you can accidentally click on the wrong row if it’s not completed.

  • John Driscoll from Police and Security spoke with the champions on MOAB training and the disruptive patient icon.

Highlights/Accomplishments in 2016:

  • Established the committee’s goals and areas of focus

  • Presented a Safety culture overview for Champions
  • Presented a Journal Club with contact hours
  • Invited guest speakers to talk on: transgender patients, Epic, Suicide Checklist, Police and Security, CAUTI and the RN driven catheter removal protocol.
  • Identify Epic related issues post roll out, including: safety concerns, patient experience during roll-out, blood transfusion
  • Participated in visiting scholar events – pressure ulcers & missed nursing care
  • Reviewed and gave feedback on Practice Alerts
  • Activities during the SAFER Fair included: Patient Safety, Fall and CAUTI Prevention Staff Safety, MOAB Training and Injury Prevention, Medication Safety, Safety Jeopardy Game and Weight Based Dosing contest.
  • Speak Up for Safety Video (in production).

2017 Goals:

  • Creating a “Safety Culture”
    • Just Culture
    • Promoting safe and evidenced-based practice
    • Encourage feed back
  • Fall Prevention and promotion of the LEAF Program
  • Further review of qualaity and safety data
  • Safe patienthandling
  • Suacide prevention
  • Participation in Patient Safety Week
  • Pressure Ulcer prevention and training
  • Staff Safety
    • MOAB Training
    • Preventing exposures
    • FInjury prevention



4th Tuesday of the month
Sweet Conference Room, Gray / Bigelow 4

Committee Contacts

Co-chairs: Michael Tady, RN, Medicine, Blake 7

Coach: Patricia Shanteler, RN, Surgery, Neurosciences

Advisor: Colleen Snydeman, RN
Director, PCS Quality and Safety

Recorder: Sandra Thomas
PCS Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety Champions


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