SPOTLIGHT: Ten steps to reducing injuries

Though reducing injuries at healthcare facilities is a complex process, managers can make a start by taking ten straightforward steps, according to healthcare consultant Patricia Gibson, who recently gave a talk at the National Safety Council's annual congress. Suggested steps include doing a baseline analysis providing a snapshot of when, where and why injuries currently occur, setting priorities focusing the worst injury problems, developing a written plan for improvement, enlisting employee and management support and publicly rewarding good results. Article