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Enhancing teamwork communication and patient safety responsiveness in a paediatric intensive care unit using the daily safety huddle tool.

Aldawood F, Kazzaz Y, AlShehri A, et al. Enhancing teamwork communication and patient safety responsiveness in a paediatric intensive care unit using the daily safety huddle tool [Epub 2020 Feb 27]. BMJ Open Qual. 2020;9(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000753.

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March 18, 2020
Aldawood F, Kazzaz Y, AlShehri A, et al. BMJ Open Qual. 2020;9(1).

This study reports on results of completing TeamSTEPPS training by leadership and staff in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at one hospital in Saudi Arabia. The team implemented a daily safety huddle aimed at improving communication and early identification and timely resolution of patient safety issues. Over a 7-month period, 340 safety issues were addressed; the majority involved infection control and medication errors (32%), communication issues (24%) and documentation issues (17%). The authors observed that the daily huddle addressed misconceptions and misunderstandings between nursing and medical teams leading to improved care delivery.

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Aldawood F, Kazzaz Y, AlShehri A, et al. Enhancing teamwork communication and patient safety responsiveness in a paediatric intensive care unit using the daily safety huddle tool [Epub 2020 Feb 27]. BMJ Open Qual. 2020;9(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000753.

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