Safety II behavior in a pediatric intensive care unit.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
The traditional approach to patient safety, frequently referred to as Safety-I, involved responding to adverse events and near misses after they happened. Safety-II is characterized by a more proactive approach that focuses on ensuring actions go as planned. This qualitative and exploratory study sought to understand whether Safety-II behaviors and system aspects contributed to the low adverse drug event rates observed in a single pediatric intensive care unit.