peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 13 01:15:12 UTC 2014
Curious if it wouldn't be very valuable to have a "Buddy App", which could
walk one through the check point list, with a verbal yes or no, just to
keep everyone on track. If something can be distilled down to a list on a
sheet of paper, how very easy it would be to make it live, via digital
app. Are there any examples of that in the field?
On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Robert Bell <rmsbell at esedona.net> wrote:
> The Peter Pronovost study at Johns Hopkins essentially used the Buddy
> system very successfully to prevent catheter infections. Here a nurse could
> correct a physician when he did something incorrectly.
> gives more on the success of this approach.
> Thousands around the world have been saved by using just a check list,
> which presumably would be slightly less accurate.
> The Buddy system is used successfully (with a few breaks) to ebola case
> The question then arises could we save more lives and reduce errors in
> certain critical situations by more widely using a buddy system, not just a
> check list?? And if the Buddy system is too expensive perhaps a mandated
> check list?
> I would welcome hearing what situations/procedures could benefit from a
> buddy/list approach right now.
> Rob Bell, M.D.
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