Tammy Knoepfel Is October's Good Catch Award Winner
The Good Catch Award is designed to recognize staff members committed to patient safety.
This recognition is presented monthly and goes to the department in which the good catch occurred. Nominations for the award are taken from reported variances where a near miss is caught. Those variances are flagged for consideration of this award. A near miss is an incident or event that has occurred and had the potential to cause harm but was caught before it reached the patient.
Tammy Knoepfel, BSN, RN
Methodist Hospital Pre-Op Services
The October Good Catch Award goes to Tammy Knoepfel, BSN, RN, in pre-op services at Methodist Hospital.
As Tammy was going through the chart for a patient to come down for a procedure, she noticed that troponin levels had been ordered the previous evening, but she could not find any results. The result was the patient ending up needing a cardiac clearance, and the procedure was postponed until he was safe. Great job, Tammy. I'm proud to be your coworker!