Archive March 2013 XIV, No. 3

Safety - Crown a Safety Champion

Ensure that protocols are followed and patients are protected.

Dennis Sewchuk, Jr., MS, RN, CNOR, BC

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Try as you might, you can't be everywhere during every minute of every day. That's why a dedicated safety champion should be your eyes and ears at the front line, watching and listening for safety breaches that need to be corrected, and taking ownership in improving the patient care you provide. Here are 5 ways to make a safety champion work at your facility.

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