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Beth Boynton

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  • Comment on: National review of avoidable deaths ordered by health secretary

    Beth Boynton's comment 9 February, 2015 7:00 pm

    Good luck with your review. We have similar issues in the USA and I'd like to share my thoughts about people skills and underlying dynamics that I call the "Art of Safety" and suggest that this is as important, but not necessarily laser clear as the "science of safety". Perhaps this will be useful in your investigation. This blogpost includes my opinion as well as links to a US senate hearing July 2014 about the problem and some related articles.
    http://www.confidentvoices.com/2014/08/08/open-letter-to-the-senate-subcommittee-on-primary-health-and-aging-re-714-hearing-on-patient-safety-more-than-1000-preventable-deaths-a-day-is-too-many/

    Thank you

  • Comment on: National review of avoidable deaths ordered by health secretary

    Beth Boynton's comment 9 February, 2015 4:42 pm

    Good luck with your review. We have similar issues in the USA and I'd like to share my thoughts about people skills and underlying dynamics that I call the "Art of Safety" and suggest that this is as important, but not necessarily laser clear as the "science of safety". Perhaps this will be useful in your investigation. This blogpost includes my opinion as well as links to a US senate hearing July 2014 about the problem and some related articles.
    http://www.confidentvoices.com/2014/08/08/open-letter-to-the-senate-subcommittee-on-primary-health-and-aging-re-714-hearing-on-patient-safety-more-than-1000-preventable-deaths-a-day-is-too-many/

    Thank you

  • Comment on: Formal warning for senior nurse who failed to report drug error

    Beth Boynton's comment 15 August, 2014 5:41 pm

    I am sorry to learn of the situation and pain and suffering for patient, family, nurse, and facility.

    When I read stories like this I have lots of questions about staffing and resources that involve organizational accountability along with the nurse's.

    This post helps to explain my reasoning.

    "Shortcuts in Medication Administration: Why Do We Do It Wrong If We Know How to Do It Right? (and We Do!)" http://bit.ly/1g8N0Rg

  • Comment on: Nurse recruitment problems spark ‘urgent’ Mid Staffs safety review

    Beth Boynton's comment 18 June, 2014 2:01 pm

    I think you'll be facing concerns that many facilities have, but are unaware or don't care. I I wish you the best with this important investigation. We have to take care of nursing and support staff so they can take care of others. I bet you'd get a lot of information from one-to-one interviews with nurses who have left and those still there. Employ a 'Whole Systems' approach to changing the culture. Maybe one unit at a time? Time consuming, but very effective.

    Beth