Safety

What keeps the safety officer up at night?

Hospital Safety Insider, July 3, 2014

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If you're like most people, you like knowing that things are all wrapped up at the office at the end of a long day. Maybe you're the type that likes to write a to-do list for yourself to give yourself a jump start for the next day.
 
The harsh reality about a life as a hospital safety professional is that your job is never really done. At the end of the day when you leave the office, life goes on at the hospital, and that means there is always the chance that something will go wrong when you're not there.
 
By their very meticulous nature, those in charge of safety at a hospital pride themselves on checking and then double-checking, making sure protocols are written and understood, and then making sure redundancies are in place.
 
We wondered: when the lights go out, and hospital safety officers are ready to go to sleep, what are the issues and worries that keep them up at night? The things you share - some of them expected, some not so much -helped us come up with a list of things for you to put on your to-do list that will hopefully help you sleep better at night.
 
This is an excerpt from an article in the July issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety. Visit here to log in or subscribe.

 



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