Human Factors2157436Maybe the floor’s wet and slippery. Maybe the cash register is confusingly labeled. Maybe medications are hard to tell apart. Everywhere you look — both in health care and in ordinary retail settings — you can spot circumstances that make it easy for regular people to make mistakes. In this exercise, you’ll go out and analyze everyday situations to determine what human factors issues are at play. You’ll also decide what interventions should be introduced to minimize the opportunities for mistakes.9/18/2015 8:40:55 PM Federico, Content Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement   Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to Description: Maybe the floor’s wet and STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities569535180http://www.ihi.org9/18/2015 8:40:55 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Low on the Totem Pole (AHRQ)2157519A medical student notices that, prior to surgery, a urinary catheter is inserted into a child without sterile prep. Being new to the OR setting, he says nothing until a few days later on rounds when the patient shows signs of infection.4/7/2014 6:57:41 PMLearning Objectives: After reading this case, students will be able to Explain the concept of authority gradient List steps that can be taken to increase communication across an STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities294963170http://www.ihi.org4/7/2014 6:57:41 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Misread Label (AHRQ) 2157520An infant born with sluggish breathing is given Lanoxin instead of naloxone, and dies of digoxin toxicity.4/7/2014 6:57:09 PMCase Study from AHRQ WebM&M; Discussion questions submitted by Andrew Carson-Stevens, Medical Student, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom; Jennifer Boehne, PharmD STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities224933150http://www.ihi.org4/7/2014 6:57:09 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Glucose Roller Coaster (AHRQ)2157518A woman hospitalized for congestive heart failure (with no history of diabetes) is given several rounds of insulin and D50, after repeated blood tests show her glucose to be dangerously high, then dangerously low. Turns out, the blood samples were drawn incorrectly and the signouts were incomplete.4/7/2014 6:57:49 PMLearning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to Explain why good communication is critical to patient safety Description: A woman hospitalized for congestive STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities176182230http://www.ihi.org4/7/2014 6:57:49 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
What Happened to Josie?2157552In 2001, 18-month-old Josie King died of dehydration and a wrongly-administered narcotic at Johns Hopkins Hospital. How did this happen? Her mother, Sorrel King, tells the story and explains how Josie’s death spurred her to work on improving patient safety in hospitals everywhere. 5/26/2017 2:45:47 PMLearning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to Discuss factors that contribute to avoidable patient harm, even at renowned facilities If you plan to be a STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities18994514200http://www.ihi.org5/26/2017 2:45:47 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
X-ray Flip (AHRQ)2157524A patient comes to the emergency department with a pneumothorax on his left side. His radiograph is mistakenly labeled backwards, and the resident assigned to the patient wrongly places a chest tube on the right side.4/7/2014 6:56:41 PMCase Study from AHRQ WebM&M    Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to Explain why certain wrong-site errors occur in health care settings STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities225592000http://www.ihi.org4/7/2014 6:56:41 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
An Insulin Overdose2157525In the midst of a high-risk surgery, the senior resident injects 100 times the correct dosage of insulin.6/13/2017 2:02:17 PM Lasic, MD, Clinical Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital   Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities249451790http://www.ihi.org6/13/2017 2:02:17 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
What Is Reliability? (Part 1 of 5)2157387IHI Executive Director Frank Federico provides an introduction to reliability, including a definition, some examples, and components of IHI’s proven methodology. 8/16/2021 2:16:07 PMHow Can You Make Processes Reliable What Is the Goal of Reliable Design Why Do You Need a Back-Up Plan Bonus: IHI's Whitepaper on Improving the Reliability of Health Care STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities242272330http://www.ihi.org8/16/2021 2:16:07 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
Knowing Is Not Enough2157251A healthy 57 year old man underwent a liver donation procedure. He began to manifest some tachycardia late on the second postoperative day. Early on the third post-operative day, he began to hiccup, complained of being nauseated and was pronounced dead later that day.5/24/2017 1:50:08 PMSubmitted by Dr. Paul Batalden, Professor of Pediatrics and of Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/CaseStudies239881690http://www.ihi.org5/24/2017 1:50:08 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js
How Do You Apologize After a Medical Error?2157526When you make a mistake that affects a patient, what should you say? Should you apologize, or will that put you at greater risk of being sued? Lucian Leape, MD, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, describes how to talk with patients and families after a mistake has occurred. 5/24/2017 5:32:38 PM Leape, MD, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health   Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to STS_ListItem_PublishingPageshttp://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Activities214181830http://www.ihi.org5/24/2017 5:32:38 PMhtmlFalseaspx1616~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_WebPage.js

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