Here’s a video interview with Dr. Peter Pronovost, author of the book Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out, via AARP.
It’s a brief synopsis of the patient safety and quality problem and some of the basics of how checklists (and proper management of them) can dramatically reduce infections. What happens when a nurse sees a doctor NOT following the checklist? Would the nurses speak up?
“Everyone agrees we should use the checklist, but arrogance gets in the way and it leads to 31,000 deaths a year from central line associated blood stream infections.”
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 Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.