After deaths, hospital launches ’zero errors’ initiative

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

November 3, 2010

After two children died as a result of medication errors, Seattle Children's Hospital has launched a special training program to prevent further errors from occurring, reports KOMO-TV.

The training took place during one day with multiple sessions, with more than 550 staff members participating.

The mission of the training is to strive for zero errors, Thomas Hansen, the hospital's CEO, told the staff, according to KOMO-TV. Training focused on verbal orders, medication storage standardization, and handoffs.

Source: KOMO-TV