Harm Free Game
This game supports the NHS Harm Free Care programme and is suitable for all frontline clinical and support staff to fully understand their role in reducing avoidable patient harm.
Players learn how to assess and minimise risks for 6 avoidable patient harms: Falls; Catheter infections; Pressure ulcers; Venous Thromboembolisms; Medication errors; Nutrition & hydration.
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The following support documents are available:
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE GAME?
This purposeful and engaging board game helps individuals and teams understand their role and responsibilities in reducing patient harm. Maintaining good record-keeping and communication is a underpinning message throughout the game. The end goal is to improve patient care and care-planning. It tests and improves players' risk assessment capabilities across a range of care settings and supports the NHS Harm Free Care programme.
WHAT ARE THE KEY MESSAGES?
- We should all aim for 'harm-free' care for service users
- Make every contact count
- Every health professional, regardless of their speciality, is responsible for each service user
- Service users are also responsible for their own health and well being where appropriate
- The use of patient information leaflets and conversations are vital to the process
- Catheter infections
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous thromboembolism
- Medication errors
- Nutrition & hydration
- 2-12 players
- 45-60 minutes
- Requires a facilitator with knowledge of harm-free care
WHO SHOULD PLAY THE GAME?
It's suitable for all frontline clinical and support staff in acute, community or social care.
WHAT WILL PLAYERS LEARN?
Players will learn to minimise risks for the following patient harms:
DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services NHS Foundation Trust