The Safety Toolkit
Emergency Medicine in the UK is currently in a state of crisis. Many Emergency Departments are understaffed and facing an unprecedented increase in attendances whilst under intense pressure to achieve quantitative targets. These demands in conjunction with the findings of the Francis and Berwick Reports (see Essential Reading) means that the absolute requirement to deliver high quality and safe care in Emergency Departments has never been greater.
To help support our membership in this the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has developed The Safety Toolkit which aims to describe the structures, processes and skills required for a ‘safe’ department. There are resources identified within each section to stimulate, provoke and challenge, as well as guide personal development. There are overlapping references and differing perspectives but the vision is of a resource for change and development.
- Download The Safety Toolkit (full document) here
Download separate sections of the toolkit using the links below:
- Download 'Designing a risk register' here
- Download 'Learning from practice' here
- Download 'Safe leadership' here
- Download ' Supporting the Second Victim' here
- Download 'Education' here
- Download 'Safety scorecard' here
- Download 'Safety culture' here
- Download 'Team working' here
- Download 'Departmental activity resources' here
- Download 'Integrating safety checklist' here