In the workforce, employees are always coming up with new ideas that can improve the quality of everyday work life. Within the unique minds that make up a given staff are undoubtedly a set of creative visions that can enhance the overall functions of the job. Regardless of what industry it is, it can always be improved and built on, and things are always changing. For the medical staff in Sydney, a doctor starts a scrub cap trend that saves lives and is receiving international praise and recognition.
To avoid confusion in the operating theatre, an Australian anesthetist has changed the game with a new trend that is seemingly beginning to change medicine. Writing his name on his scrub cap, he has started a movement that is being embraced by medical staff internationally and may save vital seconds in life and death situations.
Dr. Rob Hackett is the one who began this trend, upon being involved in an operating room where about 20 staff were involved, and there was a struggle in coordination. “It’s so much easier to coordinate when you know everyone’s names. It’s great for camaraderie and it’s great for patients as well.” Collaborating with student midwife Alison Brindle, the ‘#TheatreCapChallenge’ is now taking over medical Twitter. In the initiative to support patient safety, many doctors have written their names on their caps too, to make their given unit run smoother as a whole.
This idea is believed to help reduce the chances of delays and misidentification when doctors are unable to recognize each other and the names of their colleagues when operating, which could be the difference in seconds that count towards saving someone’s life. Now, medical staffs are adopting this trend and using it to save the day.
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