Human Factors, Patient Safety and Wellbeing
“It’s about humility because we are all so capable of screwing up. Safety in a complex world cannot be delivered by just one person, it has to be delivered by a team.”
Emergency Medicine is so much more than the assessment and management of patients that present to our department on a daily basis. So much of what we do relies on team work, professional respect, shared decision making and individual wellness. The following blogs, vlogs and podcasts discuss some of these areas.
Relating learning to stories is a powerful concept; on a personal basis I know I always remember things more readily when there is a story or mental image related to them. Throughout your time in the ED, there will undoubtedly be a few patients that really stick with you, and the learning that results from your involvement in their individual stories will remain with you throughout your career.
1. Look at the videos, and read the blogs below.
2. Try to discuss one of the areas discussed with your supervisor, or another colleague.
3. Jot down individual patient experiences you have that you feel might lead to some lifelong learning over the next few weeks and try to complete a SLE related to this.