Pharmacy Times July 28, 2021
Catherine E. Korte, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, BCCCP

A majority of pharmacy departments are presently conducting safety huddles within their teams.

ABSTRACT

Purpose

Daily safety briefings, also referred to as “huddles,” are conducted within hospitals in efforts to minimize errors and improve patient safety. These briefings are intended to be quick, efficient, and meaningful to health care workers. The purpose of this research is to assess current and perceived best practices related to safety huddles in health-system pharmacy departments, including timing, location, persons involved, and topics covered.

Methods

A web-based survey tool (RedCap) was utilized to distribute a survey evaluating current huddle practices and perceived best practices among health-system pharmacies. The survey was submitted to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institutional Review Board (UMKC IRB) and approved as...

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