Safety and Quality
The culture of Abington embraces patient safety. Each R1 does a rotation to better learn about patient safety and quality. It helps the learner understand a different aspect of "systems based practice" competency. The learner also gains valuable skills and abilities in a team-based approach to patient care. Using the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's STEEEP* principles, the learner quickly institutes the following qualities:
S – Safe Care: The patient's safety comes first.
T – Timely Care: Patient care will be delivered in the most timely manner possible.
E – Effective Care: Patient care will be based upon the best science available.
E – Efficient Care: Patient care will avoid waste of time, money, and resources.
E – Equitable Care: Access to care will be provided to all in an equitable manner.
P – Patient-Centered Care: Patients will participate fully in care decisions.