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Safe Foundations

Reference number
1077
Issue date21 August 2006
TypeToolkit

The Safe Foundations training programme introduces junior doctors to key concepts of patient safety.

 

It consists of four modules: 

  • Principles of human error
  • Principles of risk assessment 
  • Safer systems 
  • When things go wrong  

 

Module 1 introduces participants to the key concepts and principles of human error. It helps them to identify and classify error types in relation to personal experience and to recognise the significance of human error. Participants may relate causes of error in their own practice and to recognise their role in reducing human and systems error. 

 

Module 2 covers the key concepts and processes of risk assessment. It distinguishes between ‘reactive’ and ‘proactive’ approaches to risk assessment and teaches junior doctors to identify and apply the key elements and principles of risk assessment processes.

 

Module 3 helps participants to consolidate their knowledge of safer systems and promotes a role for them in absorbing/reducing harm. It helps them to identify approaches to changing systems in order to improve patient safety and develop an understanding of their role as ‘harm absorbers’. They also learn to identify risk factors and risky situations.

 

Module 4 aims to help participants to describe and rationalise the 'Being Open' process. It also considers the effects of a patient safety incident and helps to identity patients’ needs following this. Root Cause Analysis is also addressed in this module.

 

Supporting videos

Safe foundations: Module 1 – Presentation
Safe foundations: Module 1 – Presentation - 190 KB 1077- A1-Safe foundations: Module 1 – Presentation- 2006-08-21 - v1
Safe Foundations: Module 1 – resource to support training
Safe Foundations: Module 1 – resource to support training - 55 KB 1077-B2 - Safe Foundations - Module 1 – resource to support training- 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe Foundations - Module 1 – Tabular timeline
Safe Foundations - Module 1 – Tabular timeline - 39 KB 1077-A3 - Safe Foundations - Module 1 – Tabular timeline - 2006-08-21- V1
Safe foundations: Module 1 - Case study
Safe foundations: Module 1 - Case study - 30 KB 1077A4 - Safe foundations: Module 1 - Case study - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe foundations: Module 2 – Principles of Risk Assessment
Safe foundations: Module 2 – Principles of Risk Assessment - 61 KB 1077-B2 - Safe foundations: Module 2 – Principles of Risk Assessment - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe Foundations: Module 2 - Resource to Support Training
Safe Foundations: Module 2 - Resource to Support Training - 151 KB 1077- B1 - Safe Foundations: Module 2 - Resource to Support Training - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe foundations: Module 3 – Resources for training
Safe foundations: Module 3 – Resources for training - 246 KB 1077 - C1 -Safe foundations: Module 3 – Resources for training - 2006-08-21 - V1
Junior doctors training module: three buckets task
Junior doctors training module: three buckets task - 49 KB 1077C2 - Junior doctors training module: three buckets task - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe Foundations: Module 3 – Safer Systems
Safe Foundations: Module 3 – Safer Systems - 72 KB 1077C3: Safe Foundations: Module 3 – Safer Systems - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe foundations: Module 4 – resources for training
Safe foundations: Module 4 – resources for training - 190 KB 1077D1 - Safe foundations: Module 4 – resources for training - 2006-08-21 - V1
Safe Foundations: Module 4 – Learning from When Things Go Wrong
Safe Foundations: Module 4 – Learning from When Things Go Wrong - 67 KB 1077-D2: Safe Foundations: Module 4 – Learning from When Things Go Wrong - 2006-08-21 - V1