Christopher Plummer & Jerry Osborne Honored as Patient Safety Heroes
Friday, October 05, 2018 9:30 AM
KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Christopher Plummer, mental health technician, and Jerry Osborne, security officer, at Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardees. They were both nominated by Jason Underwood, Assessment and Referral Center supervisor at OLOP, for their response to a life-threatening situation.
A patient arrived to the Our Lady of Peace Assessment and Referral Center to be assessed. While sitting in the waiting area, it was discovered that the patient was not breathing. A Code Blue was called and Plummer immediately lowered the patient to the floor and began CPR. He began chest compressions while Osborne was positioned to start rescue breathing. After Plummer administered 20 chest compressions, the patient began to breathe again. EMS transported the patient to a medical hospital for further evaluation.
According to Underwood, "When persons arrive to our Assessment and Referral Center, they are in an acute state of crisis, at times with alcohol and/or substances on board. It is imperative for our teams to maintain a Culture of Safety and be alert to changes in behavior and/or physical status and react accordingly. Christopher and Jerry demonstrated their safety-mindfulness in this situation by using their skills to quickly activate life-saving interventions! We are so proud of these staff for their dedication to our patients and for putting Safety First!"
Congratulations to Plummer, Osborne and the team at OLOP for all of their patient safety successes.
Pictured are (left to right) Christopher Plummer and Jerry Osborne.