Improve Effectiveness of Communication among Caregivers

 

         Verbal/telephone orders or reporting critical test results   

         Verifies complete test/order

         Read-back complete test/order

 

         Standardized list of abbreviation, acronyms, symbols throughout the organization

 

         Organization measures, assesses and if needed takes action to improve the timeliness of reporting and receipt of critical tests/results & values by the responsible licensed caregiver

 

         Organization implements a standardized approach to hand-off communications, including opportunity to ask and respond to questions.

National Patient Safety Goals