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Title: Step 2 - Developing A Plan (cont'd)
Type: Picture Slide
Content: Includes two photos. First photo shows two workers using a floor-based sling lift to move a nursing home resident from a bed. Second photo shows a worker using a transer board to move a nursing home resident from a bed to a wheelchair.
In addition, develop a process for equipment trials, product evaluation feedback, and ordering equipment. Also, determine if equipment can be re-deployed within the facility. Again front-line people should be involved in this process and develop program components, including policy formation to support the program. Also, remember to identify a coach or champion for every department.
Use resources such as found on the Patient Safety Center at www.visn8.va.gov/VISN8/patientsafetycenter
The mission of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry: is to support clinicians in providing safe patient care by designing and testing safety defenses related to the patient, provider, technology, and organization. Specifically, our PSCI goals are to: