Congratulations to Jenna Cartrette, RN-Inpatient Surgery Unit, who has been recognized for her Good Catch! She was August’s Good Catch Winner. The Patient Safety Department, Good Catch Committee and Executive Team surprised Jenna with her Good Catch.
Jenna’s story: A vancomycin dose of 1250 mg IV was ordered from a conditional order and the pharmacist also ordered an intended dose of 750 mg x 1. Jenna caught this duplication; therefore, the correct dose was given to the patient and the duplicate order was not given.
Reporting Good Catches promotes an awareness for proactively fixing issues before harm or error reaches the patient or team member. Everyone is empowered and encouraged to “Speak up” and report “Good Catches”. Communicating “Good Catches” creates a Culture of Safety for our patients and staff.
If you detect and “catch” a workflow process that may potentially cause patient harm before harm reaches the patient:
1. Complete a variance in the Verge electronic reporting system.
2. Communicate the Good Catch to department leadership for follow up.
If you have any questions, contact the Patient Safety Department at 667.7348. You could be the next Good Catch winner!