Workarounds and Their Implications for Patient Safety

  1. What is a workaround? Identify a workaround (specific to technology  used in a hospital setting) that you have used or perhaps seen someone  else use, and analyze why you feel this risk-taking behavior was chosen  over behavior that conforms to a safety culture. What are the risks? Are  there benefits? Why or why not?
  2. Discuss the current patient safety characteristics used by your  current workplace or clinical site. Identify at least three aspects of  your workplace or clinical environment that need to be changed with  regard to patient safety (including confidentiality), and then suggest  strategies for change.