Promoting Patient Safety Through Team Engagement, Simulations, and Patient Stories
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of harm to patients globally. The root causes of these errors are complex and revolve around communication breakdown, system issues, and failure to recognize clinical warning signs. To prevent errors and foster safe, quality patient care healthcare team engagement needs to be promoted. Global, interprofessional, simulation experts created interactive 30-minute weekly team engagements to provide interprofessional healthcare teams a tool to foster team engagement focusing on teamwork, communication, and collaboration. In this presentation using patient stories along with structured debriefing of the encounter can be used to discuss patient safety concepts, interprofessional competencies, team engagement, and the value of teamwork in an academic setting or healthcare organization.