Behind the Scenes of a Patient Safety Leadership Intervention in Nursing Homes and Homecare Researchers’ Tips for Success
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Original versionAase, I., Ree, I., Strømme, T. Wiig, S. (2020) Behind the Scenes of a Patient Safety Leadership Intervention in Nursing Homes and Homecare. Journal of patient safety, doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000786 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000786
Reports of patient safety interventions are often straightforward, well planned, well executed, and com prehensive. However, behind the scenes, there are usually many adaptations and customizations be fore and during the intervention. These modifications ensure the success and sustainability of these interventions. We have conducted a patient safety leadership intervention to translate a patient safety leadership tool into practice in several Norwegian nursing homes and homecare services. In this article, we share our tips for success and elaborate on our adaptive strategies, user involvement in research, and how to keep a yearlong leadership intervention going despite organizational changes and management turnover. We also present our perspective on the possible challenges and benefits of adaptive strategies in studies of patient safety interventions.