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Medical Safety Briefing

 

TEAM MEMBERS & UNIT OVERVIEW   

Staffing:  

  • Which consultant is allocated to each area & referrals? 
  • Medical staffing skill mix adequate? 
  • Admission capacity/beds available – any outliers? 

 

 

EMERGENCIES, BLEEPS & PHONES 

 

 

Assign roles: 

  • 5490 & 41174   à   On-call Consultant 
  • 5100                   à   Cardiac Arrest – ensure bag checked and stocked 
  • 6910 & 41175   à   Airway SpR 

 

Note bleep 0007 à Emergency ODP for ward intubations/arrests 

Remind trainees to hold zone phones at all times 

 

 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS & PROCEDURES 

 

 

Any patients for: 

  • CT transfers? Remember to inform the ICU technicians 
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy? Neurological death testing? 
  • Surgical tracheostomy? Inform CEPOD, theatreman & flow 
  • Ward discharge/repatriation? Inform flow coordinator 
  • Extubation? Inform zone leader & physio 

 

 

EQUIPMENT 

 

 

For each zone assign member to 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 – Donning and stock team available to assist with restocking equipment & stores 

 

 

BEREAVEMENT 

 

 

Ensure bereavement coordinator role allocation (Monday-Friday) 

Any deaths from previous 12-24 hours? 

Discuss: Coroner required? Cause of death? Concerns? 

Any outstanding paperwork due? 

 

 

GUIDELINESSOPS,  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 

 

 

Anything needed to improve working life or patient safety? 

Thank you night team. Please ensure you’re safe to drive home 

 

Dr. H Stephenson; April 2021; Version 1.4 

 

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