James chats to Dr Robert Hackett about the #TheatreCapChallenge.
Summary Writer: Alex Bolger
Script Writer: Sam Orton
Editor: Robert Hackett
Interviewee: Robert Hackett
Dr Rob Hackett is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist who works across several major hospitals in Sydney, Australia. He has a particular interest in system safety and the human factors approach to patient care. He is Director of The PatientSafe Network (https://www.psnetwork.org/) – a not for profit charity organisation focused on working together to implement effective safety solutions.
With Dr Rob Hackett, a senior consultant anaesthetist who works at several hospitals throughout Sydney, Australia. He is passionate about improving work environments for patient safety and reducing waste in the medical workplace.
The #TheatreCapChallenge is an initiative from the PatientSafe network (psnetwork.org) in response to concerns about how easily avoidable mistakes and poor communication are contributing to rising adverse events for our patients. It has been adopted around the world with studies from the US and UK demonstrating how this simple idea can decrease human errors in healthcare.
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