Be Assertive for Patient Safety Poster
Effective and reliable teams practice open and questioning communication by team members. In their interactions, effective team members are mutually respectful of each other. Assertion is a skill that can be used effectively by any team member to avoid mistakes, focus issues and resolve differences to promote and enhance patient safety. Every team member has a right and responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient outcome, not just the team leader.
This poster is a great way to remind staff members to be assertive when needed and speak up for patient safety. It gives care providers a simple model to use in order to draw attention to potential threats and resolve issues.
The posters read:
Be Assertive for Patient Safety
- Get Person’s Attention
- Express Concern
- State Problem
- Propose Action
- Reach Decision