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Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

Human Factors, Team Psychology, and Patient Safety in a High Stakes Environment

  • Michael St.Pierre
  • Gesine Hofinger
  • Robert Simon
  • Cornelius Buerschaper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basic Principles: Error, Complexity, and Human Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 3-22
    3. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 23-39
    4. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 41-59
    5. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 61-82
  3. Individual Factors of Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 85-100
    3. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 101-120
    4. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 121-135
    5. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 137-154
    6. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 155-178
    7. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 179-192
  4. The Team

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 195-220
    3. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 221-251
    4. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 253-275
  5. The Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 279-298
    3. Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper, Robert Simon
      Pages 299-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-346

About this book

Introduction

Critical situations in acute and emergency care are one of the great clinical challenges. The nature of such care, involving uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress, makes this domain particularly vulnerable to errors in patient treatment. It has been increasingly acknowledged over the past decade that safe practice in these circumstances depends on a thorough understanding of the sources of human error.

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is unique in providing a comprehensive outline of all the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. 

This newly revised edition has emerged from a long-standing cooperation between clinicians and psychologists, who have worked together again to enlarge and update each chapter. The strengths of the two professions have been blended into a readily accessible text which will help both physicians and non-physicians to better understand the principles of human behavior and decision making in critical situations and thus to avoid errors and provide safer treatment.

Keywords

Acute and Emergency Health Care Human Factors Patient Safety Reliability

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael St.Pierre
    • 1
  • Gesine Hofinger
    • 2
  • Robert Simon
    • 3
  • Cornelius Buerschaper
    • 4
  1. 1.Klinik für AnästhesiologieUniversitätsklinikum Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.RemseckGermany
  3. 3.Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Medical SimulationHarvard Medical SchoolCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19700-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19699-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19700-0
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