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Medical Safety Briefing

TEAM MEMBERS & UNIT OVERVIEW  

Staffing:

-       Which consultant is allocated to each area & referrals?

-       Medical staff & nursing staff: skill mix adequate?

-       Admission capacity/beds available – any outliers?

 

 

EMERGENCIES, BLEEPS & PHONES

 

 

Assign roles:

-       On-call Consultant Bleep

-       Cardiac Arrest Bleep – ensure bag checked and stocked

-       Airway & SpR Bleep

-       Allocated prone team lead

 

Note Bleep Emergency ODP for COVID intubations/ward arrests

Remind trainees to hold zone phones

 

 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS & PROCEDURES

 

 

Any patients for:

-       CT transfers? Remember to inform the ICU technicians

-       Percutaneous tracheostomy? Neurological death testing?

-       Ward discharge/repatriation? Inform flow coordinator

-       Prone/de-prone team?

 

 

EQUIPMENT

 

 

A3S, A3N, B3S, B3N, C3S, C3N & C3 LINK – assign member to check & stock: Lines trolleys, bronchoscope, video laryngoscopse, USS machine & gel. B3S ensure difficult airway trolley and CMAC available.

Any broken/missing/desired equipment?

REMINDER: please restock after each use

 

 

MORTALITY

 

 

Ensure role allocation (monday-friday)

Any deaths from previous 12-24 hours?

Discuss: Coroner required? Cause of death? Concerns?

Any outstanding paperwork due?

 

 

GUIDELINES, SOPS,  RESEARCH & MESSAGE OF THE WEEK/MONTH

 

 

Any new:

-       guidelines/SOPs introduced in the past week?

-       safety alerts to be aware of?

-       research studies commencing?

What are the key messages of the week & month?

 

 

WELFARE & WELLBEING CHECK

 

 

Night team members safe to get home? “Thank you night team!”

Anything needed to improve working life or patient safety?

 

 

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