Take one step | National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)

Take one step

Best practice
Following the success of Patient Safety First week 2009 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is holding Patient Safety Week from the 15th to 21st of November 2010.  During this week Trusts are encouraged to take the opportunity to raise awareness locally about their commitment to patient safety and share their stories and good practice with other Trusts in our online forum. Everyone in your Trust is encouraged to get involved. It could be by joining one of our many WebEx sessions, trying one of our 'Take one step' activities, or any other activity that will raise the profile of patient safety improvement in your organisation. These activities are similar in principle to last year's 'One new step' activities, and are simple ideas designed to involve minimal preparation. Evidence shows that taking even very small steps to change practice can make a really big difference. Making changes that have been tried and tested on a small scale for instance on one ward, or on one day means that they are much more likely to spread and in a way that can be sustained over time Leadership - Walk a round Pressure ulcers - Screen it out Matching Michigan - All on board Human factors - All systems go Deterioration - Keep it fluid Safer surgery - Brief encounters Falls - Anxious about falls? Insulin safety - Insulin independence Anticoagulant safety - Check-mate Safer childbirth - Make it count Neonatal care - Getting to grips with gentamicin Suicide prevention - Safe to go
National Patient Safety Agency