For doctors, nurses, and other frontline care providers, treating patients with COVID-19 presents extreme challenges. Clinicians are working extra shifts under high-risk conditions. Suddenly, dedicated teams on “the front lines of care” face even more difficulties as they strive to protect their patients from safety threats.
A recent AHRQ blog post discussed the need to remain focused on patient safety to avoid errors during times of fatigue and stress and crisis like we are now experiencing with COVID-19. TeamSTEPPS is one such resource that encourages interdisciplinary teamwork. A variety of short trainings and resources are available, including a TeamSTEPPS Pocket Guide App.
In addition, the Great Plains QIN website has a variety of patient safety resources available.