First, do no harm – a phrase typically associated with the Hippocratic oath medical students take before transitioning into a licensed professional. While nurses and doctors pledge to uphold the highest standard of medical care possible, in corporate healthcare, some aspects of patient safety fall through the cracks.
Nursing and clinical staff face demanding work environments that, when mishandled, can devastate patient care. Long hours, heavy patient loads, and high turnover all contribute to putting patient safety at risk. When it comes to performing in such a high-stakes atmosphere, all applicants are not created equal. Our research shows that there are six personality-based competencies that accurately predict an individual’s ability to perform his or her job safely.
Download our newest safety ebook, First, Do No Harm, to learn what they are and find out how to minimize the risks of patient safety, starting first with your people.