A simple intervention to improve patient safety, save time and improve staff experience in the AMU procedure room.
Acute Med. 2016;15(1):20-24
Authors: Misselbrook GP, Kause J, Yeoh SA
Over the last decade, operating theatres and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have established systematic methods for performing procedures on patients that have been shown to reduce complications and improve patient safety. Whilst the use of procedure rooms on Acute Medicine Units (AMUs) is highly recommended by patient safety groups and Royal College publications, they are not universally available or appropriately utilised. In this article we discuss a quality improvement project that was undertaken on an AMU at a large university teaching hospital in the United Kingdom, highlighting its successes and challenges.
PMID: 27116583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]