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Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) - Resource Pack

PIPSQC is pleased to announce that the Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) Programme has launched a Resource Pack - a free online toolkit so you can introduce and improve situation awareness locally.


It is estimated that 2,000 preventable deaths occur each year compared to the best performing countries in Western Europe. If hospital staff have access to the correct tools and techniques, the lives of children who unnecessarily deteriorate could be saved. S.A.F.E was a two-year programme led by the RCPCH to develop quality improvement tools and techniques which aim to reduce preventable deaths and error in paediatric hospital departments in the UK.


The S.A.F.E Resource Pack helps sites implement the programme's core principles to improve communication, build a safety-based culture, and deliver better outcomes for children and young people. The toolkit includes:
- 1. Quality improvement
- 2. Patient safety culture
- 3. Structured communication
- 4. Recognising deterioration
- 5. The 'huddle'
- 6. Evaluation and spread
- Posters, Presentations and Videos


Situation awareness and S.A.F.E are a key theme for Making it Safer Together (MiST), a national paediatric patient safety collaborative of hospitals that share a vision of achieving harm-free paediatric healthcare. Sites using the Resource Pack are encouraged to engage with MiST and share their experiences and improvements on introducing situation awareness.


You can keep up to date with the S.A.F.E Programme by following @SAFE_QI on Twitter or contacting safe@rcpch.ac.uk
You can also view a short
presentation or video introducing the key concepts of S.A.F.E