Situation Awareness for Everyone: S.A.F.E.

  • Research Project Team

    Jessica Deighton, Peter Lachman, Monica Lakhanpau, lNick Sevdalis, Darren Cooper, Amy Ramsay, Dawid Gondek, Aneika Cummings, Miranda Wolpert, Julian Edbrooke-Childs, Jenna Jacob, Isobel Fleming, Jacqueline Hayes


    • RCPCH
    • UCL Partners
    • WellChild


    Dawid Gondek:

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    S.A.F.E looks at ways to improve and evaluate Situation Awareness on childrens wards. There are twelve participating S.A.F.E sites in England where the Cincinnati ‘Huddle’ model has been implemented in order to increase safety and preventable harm.

    The S.A.F.E Evaluation Team are using quantitative and qualitative data in order to measure any changes across the twelves sites as the programme progresses.

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    • To evaluate the association with improvements in patient safety outcomes, patient/parent-reported quality of life and care experience, and the barriers and facilitators to implementation.
    • It will consider whether the technique has heightened situational awareness and improved outcomes for children in acute healthcare.
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    The effectiveness of increased Situation Awareness will be evaluated over 28 months, gathering quantitative and qualitative data from across 12 sites.