Much like every other organization, hospital culture is also very important for improving and maintaining the quality of care delivered to the patients. One of the most critical steps to drive patient care is to enhance safety in your health culture.
Lack of integrating of an active safety culture carries the risk of suffering from staff burnouts, delayed treatments, medical errors, and other such conflicting events.
However, ensuring to follow these basic steps will help you promote a positive health culture:
• The first and foremost being that the leaders need to acknowledge the risks associated with the healthcare domain, and explore all possible solutions for any occurring glitches right away.
• Make it apparent that patient safety is a priority to the hospital leaders.
• Make the patients associated with his/her own care. This can help you create a patient-centered care environment.
• Ensure that are sufficient staff members to share all the work around the organization. Have as few temporary staff as possible.
• Establish teamwork between the executives, doctors, and staff members. Create a flexible and open cooperative environment, where the groups can help each other build a stress-free, smooth operating practice.
• Build a transparent system, wherein errors and suggestion are accepted from every member of the organization. Feedbacks are taken into account and implemented into the system.
• Finally, Keep a tab on your hospital's progress through regular audits and assessments can help improve your safety culture. Religiously audit safety protocols, policies, and guidelines, patient information.