In the early 2000s, four Massachusetts healthcare facilities in the same network started doing WalkRounds. Over the course of two years, the WalkRounds led to safety suggestions tied to equipment, communications, medication, and staffing. Smaller facilities were able to take action rapidly, while larger groups tended to create a more formal process for responses. See a printable version of the checklist below to share with your team.
Here are the key components of WalkRounds to guide your development of this successful technique:
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