The world of medicine is developing rapidly and so is the level of treatment provided to the patients. But there is a possibility of medical error. So, there must be a collaboration between the hospital staff including Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists. Additionally, it includes the Hospital Administration staff.
COLLABORATION ON MEDICAL ERROR FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES
An error is described as a failure of a planned action to be performed as intended (i.e., execution error) or the use of a mistaken plan to achieve a goal. Recent medical error reports have reported that errors can account for as many as 251,000 deaths in the United States (U.S.) annually, making medical errors the third leading cause of death. Error rates are higher in the United States than Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK).
COLLABORATION & TEAMWORK
Collaboration is defined as working with someone to get something created.
MODEL OF EFFECTIVE TEAM
The most common causes of medical errors are breakdowns in communication. These issues, whether verbal or written, may arise in a medical practice or healthcare system and may occur between a physician, nurse, member of the healthcare team or patient. poor communication also leads to medical mistakes. The GRPI model may help restore communication and to prevent such errors due to communication. To sum up, a GRPI model is a basic structure to promote the success of a team for any project. So, during the development of a new team, implementation is done.
STRENGTHS OF GRPI MODEL
When teams are stuck and the leaders need to review teamwork aspects, this model is useful. High-performance teams evolve from these high-impact leadership skills. So, this model has a clear mission to improve performance and to support high performance.
LIMITATIONS OF GRPI MODEL
It’s kind of a very static model. Their objective refers to a specific time point, and not to the growth of a team as useful for all phases.
TEAMWORK AND PATIENT SAFETY
Work using different methodological approaches in recent years has led to significant improvements in healthcare teamwork. The task for future research is to further develop and validate instruments for team performance. So, this will help improve team training activities and help design clinical work systems for patients.
The overall time for change has been slowly making a difference in educating about patient safety and safe medication practices.