Measure twice. Cut once. Is valuable advice for someone about to cut a precious piece of wood. What about a caregiver about to enter a patient's room? Are you ready to work the plan? A quick mental scan is a momentary plan review about to go operational.
As children we were taught to shout the phrase “Stranger, Danger!” to alert those around us of unfamiliar people in our surroundings. As a means of infection control, perhaps we should yell “Stranger, Danger” when visitors enter our healthcare facilities.
Working together propels team success. Members are selected for their specific strength in achieving the team goal. When reducing HAIs is the goal, it make sense to align the best players with the best components in a winning game plan, a winning cross-functional process.