Patient safety in real time, a way to support patient safety in clinical microsystems. Experiences from covid-19 units in Region Jönköping County.

Patient safety in real time, a way to support patient safety in clinical microsystems. Experiences from covid-19 units in Region Jönköping County.

Patient safety in real time, a way to support patient safety in clinical microsystems. Experiences from covid-19 units in Region Jönköping County.

The adaptation of the healthcare needed in the covid-19 pandemic poses challenges to patient safety. Proactive patient safety work in the clinical microsystems must not be forgotten in the present stressful conditions in the health care, it may need rekindling under conditions such as the covid-19 pandemic. Methods are needed that assess and support patient safety as the work is carried out. Patient safety in real time appears to be such a useful method in which patient record review to identify patient harm is combined with interviews with patients and healthcare staff in a clinical microsystem, for example a ward. The result is immediately fed-back to the microsystem for reflection and improvement. Patient safety in real time is implemented in wards and intensive care units (ICU) for covid-19 patients in Region Jönköping County. In our presentation we will discuss our experiences with Patient safety in real time, present some results from this work and reflect on how we think this has been helpful for the microsystems in the covid-19 care.


Presenter/s: Joakim Edvinsson (Region Jönköping County, Sweden) , Joanna Mellqvist (Region Jönköping County, Sweden)