The safety huddle has become an important way for hospitals to surface safety concerns affecting patients and the workforce. The best huddles are multidisciplinary, highly structured, brief (15 minutes or less), take place early in the morning, and focus on incidents from the day before and risks to safety in the day ahead.
Is the safety huddle effective? Have organizations grown lax with the process over time? Do these huddles sometimes start to become “just another meeting” or feel like a “box to check off”?
The IHI Virtual Expedition, Building Reliability with Safety Huddles, starting on
November 27, 2018 will provide teams with strategies to improve safety huddle processes.
What You’ll Learn
At the end of this Virtual Expedition you will be able to:
- Identify the components of highly functioning processes for huddles in your facility
- Identify opportunities to improve communication and collaborating across facility systems
- Develop a process for adapting the huddle process for your area of work
- Test and implement improvements using the Model for Improvement
- Develop a plan to use learnings from huddles for additional improvement throughout your facility
Continuing Education Credits for this Virtual Expedition are still being finalized.