A cure to one of hospitals biggest killers is within all of us.
If we accept this, transparently identify hazards, and are enabled to introduce effective solutions we have the cure.
Currently reporting systems are used where adverse events are fed into layer upon layer of administration. This rarely leads to effective change. Healthcare safety has relied upon policy writing and education – safety engineers realize these measures are relatively futile.
Front line staff don’t have the ability to remove obvious patient safety hazards from their workplace.
Pourable pink chlorhexidine is a manifest example of this. We recognize it is a major hazard to patients, we know it will strike again, we don’t want it in our hospitals, and yet healthcare frameworks prevent us from removing it.
In banning pourable pink chlorhexidine we’ll remove an unnecessary patient safety hazard. In the process we’ll have developed an avenue to remove other workplace hazards.
Please sign this petition (click here) and provide your support.
Pourable pink chlorhexidine (middle of image) is easily mistaken for colourless solutions. It’s been mistakenly injected into patients resulting in paralysis, amputations and deaths….(click here to read more)
Medical Error is the third greatest killer in our hospitals.