Candy Wells, Respiratory Therapist at Pender Memorial Hospital, recently received a Good Catch Award from the Patient Safety team for her quick response to a mechanical problem.
Candy recognized the potential danger of a malfunctioning piece of equipment, removed the patient from harm's way, called for assistance, and eliminated the threat.
For her quick actions in preventing harm to a patient, Candy received the December Good Catch Award.
The Good Catch Award
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!