Workplace training for senior trainees: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of current approaches to promote patient safety

August 26, 2015

Source:  Postgraduate Medical Journal [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  August 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The authors of this review say that developing patient safety skills and knowledge among advanced trainee doctors is essential. They aimed to establish the use of clinical supervision and other workplace training to develop non-technical patient safety competency in advanced trainee doctors. The findings showed that clinical supervision is not identified as an avenue for embedding patient safety skills in the workplace and is therefore not evaluated as a method to teach trainees these skills. Workplace training in non-technical patient safety skills is limited, but one-off training courses are sometimes used. It is of utmost importance to support supervisors to identify teaching moments during supervision and to give weight to non-technical skills and technical skills equally.

Length of Publication:  11 pages

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The role of the ward manager in promoting patient safety

December 24, 2012

Source: British Journal of Nursing  Vol/iss  21/19  pp1144-9.

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Date of publication:  October-November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The article discusses the pivotal importance of the role of the ward manager in delivering services to patients and it looks at literature on patient safety to identify what a ward manager can do to make care safer. The challenge of promoting patient safety for ward managers is explored and recommendations for further research are made.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Nurse leadership and patient safety

August 31, 2012

Source: BMJ News and Articles

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  After increasing concern about the quality of patient care in the NHS, the UK government has called for improved nurse leadership and ward management. The Royal College of Nursing’s response higlighted the experience ward sisters already have which can provide expert leadership to the team, and that they should be equipped to supervise and develop the wider workforce. This response highlights the point that safer care for patients for more local ownership of local problems and the need for effective leadership at all levels of the organisation, rather than shows statements from government .

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