Source: Nursing Times 2/110 (34-35) pp.16-8.
Date of publication: August 2014
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Team leaders in the NHS are often in a position where they have to manage and control a clinical situation. They can also be actively involved in delivering patient care because of low staffing levels or inappropriate skill mixes, which can lead to the potential for loss of situational awareness and risk to patient and staff safety. “Inner and outer circles” is an approach that could reduce risks and increase patient safety. It is used in pre-hospital and industrial environments and could be adapted to suit inpatient and other settings.
Length of Publication: 3 pages
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