Understanding patient safety

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McGraw-Hill Medical,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
Language:
English
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Everything you need to deliver safe patient care or to improve patient safety in your organization

"This easy-to-read book provides an excellent overview of the patient safety movement in the United States....The author has written a useful book for the professional who needs a foundation in patient safety principles and theory. The book also provides a multitude of resources for the professional interested in gaining a more in-depth knowledge of the strategies and proponents of the patient safety movement."--Journal for Healthcare Quality

Understanding Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world's leaders in the fields of patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike.

Features:

  • Concise coverage of the core principles of patient safety
  • All the key insights to help you understand and prevent a broad range of errors: including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors, errors at the man-machine interface, and nursing-related errors
  • A focus on how reporting systems, teamwork training, simulation, the malpractice system, and information technology can impact patient safety and quality
  • A practical overview on how to implement an effective safety program in both hospital and ambulatory settings
  • Realistic case studies that illustrate key points and clarify pivotal concepts
  • A detailed glossary, key references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics
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9781435615298
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subject_facet Medical errors -- Prevention, Medicine -- Practice -- Safety measures, Patients -- Safety measures
table_of_contents The nature and frequency of medical errors and adverse events -- Basic principles of patient safety -- Safety versus quality - Medication errors -- Surgical errors -- Diagnostic errors -- Human factors and errors at the person-machine interface -- Transition and handoff errors -- Teamwork and communication errors -- Nosocomial infections -- Other complications of healthcare -- Patient safety in the ambulatory setting -- Information technology -- Reporting systems, incident investigations, and other methods of understanding safety issues -- Creating a culture of safety -- Workforce issues -- Training issues -- The malpractice system -- Accountability -- Law and regulations -- The role of patients -- Organizing a safety program.
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