Last week, my wife was watching ABC’s show “Grey’s Anatomy,” as she always does. Again, as she often does, she’ll pause it for me when there’s a scene related to patient safety, so I can watch.
In this scene, below, “McDreamy” (Patrick Dempsey) and his colleagues are talking to lawyers about a plane crash that killed some other colleagues (this is a medical soap opera, mind you). McDreamy goes on a bit of a McPreachy speech about how hospitals analyze errors to prevent future occurrences.
My wife found it a bit ironic that a doctor was lecturing somebody in aviation about how to improve safety and prevent errors. I agreed. Learn how aviation is actually teaching healthcare about safety — via “crew resource management” and other culture changes…
Other Grey’s Anatomy moments I’ve blogged about:
- Checklists Promoted and Debated on “Grey’s Anatomy”
- “McDreamy” Fights the Blame Game on “Grey’s Anatomy”
About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus.