Conduct Safety Briefings

​Safety briefings in patient care units are tools to increase safety awareness among front-line staff and foster a culture of safety. Based on concepts in aviation and other industries, briefings make safety-consciousness part of the routine, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Safety briefings should be designed so staff members can conduct them without participation or guidance from the management.



  • Reinforce the non-punitive aspect of the discussion repeatedly, especially during the first few briefings.
  • Keep the briefings short.
  • Adjust the frequency and time of day if the staff asks you to.
  • Collect detailed information about issues raised by staff.
  • Institute weekly Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds™ as well as the regular staff safety briefings for best results.


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