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Understanding Patient Safety
The second edition has been revised to include coverage of the latest issues and trends, including:
· Information technology
· Measurements of safety, errors, and harm
· Checklist-based interventions
· Safety targets
· Policy issues in patient safety
· Balancing “no blame” and accountability
Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition delivers key insights to help you understand and prevent a a broad range of errors, including those related to medications, surgery, diagnosis, infections, and nursing care. The crucial contextual issues -- including errors at the person-machine interface, the role of culture, patient engagement in their own safety, and workforce and trainee considerations, are also well covered. Finally, the book provides a practical overview of how to organize an effective safety program, in both hospitals and clinics.
Table of Contents:
Section I: An Introduction to Patient Safety and Medical ErrorsChapter One: The Nature and Frequency of Medical Errors and Adverse EventsChapter Two: Basic Principles of Patient SafetyChapter Three: Safety, Quality and ValueSection II: Types of Medical ErrorsChapter Four: Medication ErrorsChapter Five: Surgical ErrorsChapter Six: Diagnostic ErrorsChapter Seven: Human Factors and Errors at the Person-Machine InterfaceChapter Eight: Transition and Handoff ErrorsChapter Nine: Teamwork and Communication ErrorsChapter Ten: Healthcare Associated InfectionsChapter Eleven: Other Complications of HealthcareChapter Twelve: Patient Safety in the Ambulatory SettingSection III: SolutionsChapter Thirteen: Information TechnologyChapter Fourteen: Reporting Systems, Root Cause Analysis, and Other Methods of Understanding Safety IssuesChapter Fifteen: Creating a Culture of SafetyChapter Sixteen: Workforce IssuesChapter Seventeen: Education and Training IssuesChapter Eighteen: The Malpractice SystemChapter Nineteen: AccountabilityChapter Twenty: Accreditation and RegulationsChapter Twenty-One: The Role of PatientsChapter Twenty-Two: Organizing a Safety ProgramSection IV: AppendicesProduct Code: 124000
Authors: R. Watcher
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