Activity 9.3: Reflective practice

Think about how often you safety net with your patients and list 3 reasons explaining why it is important.

Are there any particular clinical settings where you think safety netting is done well? Can you give any examples?

You might have had a placement in a doctor’s surgery or in accident and emergency where patients are assessed, treated and sent home. These environments usually provide good examples of safety netting. However, all patients who are discharged to their homes should be told what to watch for and who to contact.