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By Donna M. Prosser, Chief Clinical Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
The COVID pandemic has placed an incredible strain upon global healthcare systems. Clinicians are exhausted, resources are stretched thin, and healthcare leaders are struggling to meet staffing needs. At the same time, much of our hard-won efforts to improve patient safety have broken down during the past two years, and in many cases, patients are at even more risk for harm than they were before the pandemic started.