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Patient Safety

A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide

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  • Offers a case based approach to the safe delivery of healthcare

  • Covers a broad range of medical errors

  • Features a detailed glossary, key references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Patient Identification

      • Dea M. Hughes
      Pages 3-18
    3. Teamwork and Communication

      • Joseph Conigliaro
      Pages 19-33
    4. Handoff and Care Transitions

      • Mei-Sing Ong, Enrico Coiera
      Pages 35-51
    5. Graduate Medical Education and Patient Safety

      • Jeanne M. Farnan, Vineet M. Arora
      Pages 53-68
    6. Electronic Health Record and Patient Safety

      • Ken Ong, Regina Cregin
      Pages 69-86
    7. Clinical Ethics and Patient Safety

      • Erin A. Egan
      Pages 87-100
  3. Examples

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Medication Error

      • Mei Kong, Abdul Mondul
      Pages 103-114
    3. Medication Reconciliation Error

      • Robert J. Weber, Susan Moffatt-Bruce
      Pages 115-127
    4. Retained Surgical Items

      • Verna C. Gibbs
      Pages 129-143
    5. Wrong-Site Surgery

      • Patricia Ann O’Neill, Eric N. Klein
      Pages 145-159
    6. Transfusion-Related Hazards

      • Barbara Rabin Fastman, Harold S. Kaplan
      Pages 161-178
    7. Hospital-Acquired Infections

      • Ethan D. Fried
      Pages 179-195
    8. Hospital Falls

      • Cynthia J. Brown, Rebecca S. (Suzie) Miltner
      Pages 197-210
    9. Pressure Ulcers

      • Grace M. Blaney, Monica Santoro
      Pages 211-230
    10. Diagnostic Error

      • Satid Thammasitboon, Supat Thammasitboon, Geeta Singhal
      Pages 231-245
  4. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 247-247
    2. Patient Safety in Pediatrics

      • Erin Stucky Fisher
      Pages 249-262

About this book

Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation.  Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills.

Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside.  Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds, each chapter features an analysis of clinical cases based on the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology, along with case-based discussions on various patient safety topics.  The systems and processes outlined in the book are general and broadly applicable to institutions of all sizes and structures.

 The core ethic of medical professionals is to “do no harm”.  Patient Safety is a comprehensive resource for physicians, nurses and students, as well as healthcare leaders and administrators for identifying, solving and preventing medical error.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book on patient safety uses a case study format to give readers the ability to experience adverse events and benefit from the lessons learned from the analysis of the cases. … Clinicians at the frontlines of healthcare are the intended audience. … This is one book that almost everyone involved in providing healthcare should have in their arsenal of resources. The cases are appropriate and realistic, yet presented in a way that is easy to comprehend.” (Carol Chevalier, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Abha Agrawal

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-7419-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)