On October 25, 2018, Physician’s Weekly c0-hosteda live, interactive tweetchat on ICU safety with Kelly Cawcutt, MD, and MEQAPI (Monitoring & Evaluation, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement). Topics to be discussed take the #MEQAPI tweetchat “fishbone” approach:

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Topics discussed hit the six main areas in the fishbone: Policy: What laws, policies, rules, regulations, etc. enhance or degrade safety in the ICU. Equipment: How equipment and devices enhance or degrade safety in the ICU. Measurement: How quality, safety, and performance metrics enhance or degrade safety. Environment: What environmental factors cause your issue, what are potential solutions to your issue? People: How do the people in healthcare – the staff, cleaners, technicians, clinicians, researchers, public, media, friends, family, etc cause your issue, what are potential solutions to your issue? Materials: What “medical stuff” that patients need cause your issue, what are potential solutions to your issue.

Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here, by scrolling down to the corresponding responses.

Click here for a look at our #PWChat schedule and recaps.

 

 

 

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Question 4