In This Episode
This week is National Patient Safety Week, and in keeping with that theme, today’s show takes a closer look at the many distractions that occur in the operating room. Taking personal phone calls, posting on social media, and listening to loud music are just a few examples, and these distractions are increasing, not decreasing.
About Our Guest
Ms. Michelle Feil is a Senior Patient Safety Analyst for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Ms. Fiel was awarded her Masters of Science in Nursing and is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. She has spent two decades working in healthcare, and has spent much of that time focused on quality improvement and patient safety. She is the author of two excellent review articles: “Distractions and Their Impact on Patient Safety” and “Distractions in the Operating Room.”
Ms. Feil discusses distractions in the operating room, the consequences of those distractions, and some possible solutions to improve patient safety. Today’s show is a call to action for change and improving patient safety.