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Airline-style Patient Safety Film Set to Land in Hospitals

Watching a safety video before a plane takes off is a familiar part of air travel.

 

Patient safety video screen shot

Watching a safety video before a plane takes off is a familiar part of air travel.

Two NHS organisations have now collaborated to replicate this type of safety briefing in hospitals – providing practical advice for patients on how to make their hospital stay safer and help reduce complications.

Haelo, an innovation and improvement centre, and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, have developed an 'airline style' patient safety video briefing which will be available for all NHS Trusts to download and use. It covers:

  • falls prevention
  • blood clots
  • infection prevention
  • raising questions or concerns
  • medicine safety
  • pressure ulcer avoidance
  • ensuring correct personal information
  • discharge from hospital.

The safety advice is being supported by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the national Sign up to Safety campaign, which aims to improve patient safety and make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world.

Three NHS organisations – Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – have piloted the video with their patients. Feedback from staff was incorporated into the final version.

NHS Trusts can share the safety video with patients in a number of ways. It can be easily incorporated into Trust websites so patients can watch it before they come into hospital, and hospitals with the Hospedia patient media system can also share it with patients during their stay.

For more information, read the press release or download the video here.

You can also read Jeremy Hunt’s recent message to NHS staff on the Sign up to Safety campaign.

 

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