Experience from chemical industry for controlling patient safety

C. Van Gulijk, B. J M Ale, D. Dongelmans, M. Vroom

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Abstract

A safety management system for patient safety was designed for use in the intensive care department at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. The management system is based upon design experience from the chemical industry. Since the rigid technical approach was difficult to implement in the hospital environment it had to be adapted to the local conditions. An analysis of the intensive care department and its staff provided insights in how to adapt the management system. The system that was developed has the characteristics of a safety management system as is common in the chemical industry but it makes use of risk instruments that are more familiar in hospitals. Since the system is its infancy it is much simpler than in the chemical industry. The medical and nursing staff are currently gaining experience and there are indications that the system operated effectively. Three bow-ties and two tripod-β analyses were performed. A rigorous evaluation is planned for the end of 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference
Subtitle of host publicationESREL 2011
EditorsChristophe Berenguer, Antoine Grall, Carlos Guedes Soares
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1725-1731
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780415683791
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference: Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management - Troyes, France
Duration: 18 Sep 201122 Sep 2011
http://www1.utt.fr/esrel2011/

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference: Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management
Abbreviated titleESREL 2011
CountryFrance
CityTroyes
Period18/09/1122/09/11
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    Van Gulijk, C., Ale, B. J. M., Dongelmans, D., & Vroom, M. (2011). Experience from chemical industry for controlling patient safety. In C. Berenguer, A. Grall, & C. Guedes Soares (Eds.), Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management - Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference: ESREL 2011 (pp. 1725-1731). CRC Press/Balkema.