Sutter Surgical Hospital - North Valley
We are committed to Patient Safety
At Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley we are working hard to improve communication and decrease preventable patient safety events through a variety of general initiatives, including
Measuring, Tracking and Preventing Patient Safety Events
The first step in preventing patient safety events is to understand the extent of the problem. At Sutter Surgical Hospital, we are identifying hazards, measuring and tracking our rates accurately, and implementing solutions that work to prevent patient safety events.
Providing safe healthcare depends on highly trained individuals with disparate roles and responsibilities acting together in the best interests of the patient. The need for improved teamwork has led to the application of teamwork training principles, originally developed in aviation, to a variety of healthcare settings.
Creating Rapid Response Teams
Failure to recognize when a patient’s condition is deteriorating is a key contributor to patient death in the hospital. The Rapid Response Team includes expertise in critical care medicine and brings that expertise to the patient’s bedside.