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Understanding Patient Safety
Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the core clinical, organizational, and systems issues of patient safety. Written in an engaging and accessible style by one of the world’s leading authorities on patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as tables, graphics, references, and tools. This classic reference is designed to make the patient safety field understandable to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike.
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: Appendices
Product Code: 124000
Authors: R. Watcher
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