About the Session

The framework for Safety Across the Board involves three key imperatives: culture, strong safety processes and engagement. Simultaneous execution of these three imperatives assists with keeping patients, family members and caregivers, and the workforce free from harm. This session will showcase how Parrish Healthcare implemented the SAB concept by using several practical strategies. Some of the successful strategies the organization used included: engaging and upskilling the workforce; embracing transparency; implementing frequent and regular safety huddles; relentlessly reviewing and searching for evidence-based practices; focusing on worker safety as an important complement to patient safety; continuously improving safety processes; systematically tracking both successes and continuing challenges; providing monthly reports to the board of directors; and embedding a strong patient and family engagement infrastructure. Results will be shared with the audience, including how Parrish Healthcare has been recognized as one of the nation’s safest hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Safety Across the Board change engine and the role of person and family engagement in making it succeed.
  • Design an SAB approach in your own organization.