Connecticut Pilot Program Attempts To Improve Elder Safety

Connecticut is looking to airline and hospital official training regimens as a platform from which to put together a pilot program which aims to improve safety in nursing homes.  The TeamSTEPPS for Long Term Care pilot program will seek to remove a manner of thinking that causes nursing home employees to work with blinders.  Instead, the new training program will place an emphasis on approaching care as a team.  Hospitals that have adapted similar mechanisms have been able to tout a drop in patient stays, drug-related adversity, and operating room nursing turnover.  Simple measures which can improve safety include having an overall staff meeting at the beginning of the day and taking a moment prior to a procedure to verify all available information.  The hope is that these kinds of tactics, when applied to nursing homes, will allow for safer environments for the elderly.

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