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Foundations in patient safety for health professionals /
Kimberly A. Galt, Karen A. Paschal.
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Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2010.
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9780763763381 (alk. paper)
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Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2010.
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9780763763381 (alk. paper)
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Key concepts in patient safety -- Keeping the patient safe -- Safety improvements in professional practice -- Safety improvement is in systems -- Safety improvement is achieved within organization -- Culture of safety in health care settings -- Why things go wrong -- What to do when things go wrong -- Safe patient care systems -- The use of evidence to improve safety.
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6966949
 
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Main Description
"To Err is Human", said the 1999 landmark report published by the Institute of Medicine. The report that highlighted tragic numbers of injury and harm, the wide reaching nature of this problem, and areas of need to reverse this growing trend was also a call to action. Today, health care professionals recognize the importance of patient safety education across many disciplines. Based on an interprofessional course designed by faculty in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, Foundations of Patient Safety for Health Professionals is ideal as a basic introductory text on patient safety and health care quality improvement for graduate and undergraduate courses across the health professions, nursing, and health administration. Key Features: Featuring personal and professional stories, the authors use a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Using simple, straightforward language, the book illustrates a common model of patient care planning representing core responsibilities of any health professional involved in serving patients. Concepts of safe systems serve as an overarching principle to the field of patient safety. By engaging in a series of modules complimented by case-based exercises, students easily learn the scope of the problem of patient safety, and acquire the skills to foster a culture of continuous learning and incorporation of patient safety best practices and improvements in their own individual professional practices.
Main Description
"To Err is Human", said the 1999 landmark report published by the Institute of Medicine. The report that highlighted tragic numbers of injury and harm, the wide reaching nature of this problem, and areas of need to reverse this growing trend was also a call to action. Today, health care professionals recognize the importance of patient safety education across many disciplines. Based on an interprofessional course designed by faculty in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is ideal as a basic introductory text on patient safety and health care quality improvement for graduate and undergraduate courses across the health professions, nursing, and health administration. Key Features: Featuring personal and professional stories, the authors use a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Using simple, straightforward language, the book illustrates a common model of patient care planning representing core responsibilities of any health professional involved in serving patients. Concepts of safe systems serve as an overarching principle to the field of patient safety. By engaging in a series of modules complimented by case-based exercises, students easily learn the scope of the problem of patient safety, and acquire the skills to foster a culture of continuous learning and incorporation of patient safety best practices and improvements in their own individual professional practices. Instructor Resources: Instructor Manual
Main Description
To Err is Human", said the 1999 landmark report published by the Institute of Medicine. The report that highlighted tragic numbers of injury and harm, the wide reaching nature of this problem, and areas of need to reverse this growing trend was also a cal
Main Description
Covering a wide range of health care disciplines, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is a practical, comprehensive guide to creating a culture of safety in health care settings. Developed by faculty members in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, this introductory textbook presents the history of safety and the core concepts of patient safety. This important resource features a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Written in a straightforward style, it uses personal and professional stories to illustrate the application of safety principles. Modules and case-based exercises help students learn the importance of safety best practices and quality improvements. Practicing health care professionals will also find this book to be a valuable resource.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Key Concepts in Patient Safetyp. 1
Safety as a Foundation of High-Quality Health Carep. 2
The Case for Improving Patient Safetyp. 3
Risky Systems and Normal Accidentsp. 5
Risk Analysis, Public Policy, and Regulationp. 7
Important Governance and Organizations in Patient Safetyp. 8
Basic Concepts of Patient Safetyp. 8
Taxonomy, Definitions, and Termsp. 10
Summaryp. 12
A Closing Casep. 13
Referencesp. 14
Appendixp. 15
Keeping the Patient Safep. 17
Patient Safety in Health Carep. 18
Patient's Bill of Rightsp. 19
The Patient Experiences Gaps in Continuity of Carep. 21
Relationship Between the Patient and the Healthcare Practitionerp. 23
Patient Expectationsp. 23
Patients' Experiences with Safetyp. 24
Advocates for the Patient-Someone to Watch Over Youp. 25
Summaryp. 25
A Closing Casep. 26
Referencesp. 27
Safety Improvement Is in Professional Practicep. 29
The Professions: Roles, Scopes of Practice, and Educational Prepatationp. 31
Patient Safety Addressed in Professional Codes and Profession-Specific Literaturep. 35
Patient Safety and Interprofessional Collaborationp. 37
Concept of The "Team" in Safe Practicep. 39
Summaryp. 42
A Closing Casep. 42
Referencesp. 44
Safety Improvement Is in Systemsp. 47
Safety in Systemsp. 50
Systemsp. 58
Improper Decision Analysis in Studies of Positron Emission Tomographyp. 65
Summaryp. 66
A Closing Casep. 66
Referencesp. 68
Safety Improvement Is Achieved Within Organizationsp. 71
Dilemma of Conflicting Prioritiesp. 73
Medical Errors from an Organizational Perspectivep. 75
Implications of an Organizational Perspectivep. 80
Summaryp. 83
A Closing Casep. 83
Referencesp. 85
Appendixp. 87
Todays Actionp. 87
The Final Rulep. 87
How Would It Wotk?p. 88
Other Benefitsp. 89
Culture of Safety in Healthcare Settingsp. 91
The Concept of Culturep. 93
What Is a Culture of Safety?p. 93
The Ideal Safety Culturep. 94
Reaction to Errorsp. 96
Blame-Free Culture Versus Just Culturep. 97
Measuring the Culture of Safety in Hospitalsp. 98
Changing to a Safety Culture-Top Down and Bottom Upp. 100
Strategies and Tools for Changing to a Culture of Safetyp. 101
TeamSTEPPS: Tools for a Culture of Safetyp. 101
Summaryp. 102
A Closing Casep. 103
Referencesp. 104
Why Things Go Wrongp. 107
Errors, Mistakes, and Accidentsp. 108
Human Errorp. 112
Summaryp. 117
A Closing Casep. 118
Referencesp. 119
What to Do When Things Go Wrongp. 121
Best Practices for Error Disclosurep. 123
Reporting Errorsp. 134
The Legal Systemp. 138
Tort Lawp. 138
Whistleblowing and Its Implicationsp. 150
Summaryp. 154
A Closing Casep. 154
Referencesp. 155
Safe Patient Care Systemsp. 161
Improvements in Patient Safetyp. 162
The Science of Safe Systemsp. 163
A Systems Context for Safetyp. 163
Quality and Patient Safetyp. 165
Total Quality Managementp. 166
Continuous Quality Improvementp. 169
The Joint Commission, Patient Safety Coalitions and Safety Improvementp. 170
Components of a Comprehensive Quality Management Programp. 171
CQI-How It Works: A Practical Examplep. 172
CQI and a Major Adverse Eventp. 173
Patient Involvement in Quality Improvementp. 176
Summaryp. 177
A Closing Casep. 178
Referencesp. 179
Appendixp. 181
The Use of Evidence to Improve Safetyp. 187
What Constitutes Evidence in Safety?p. 188
When to Use Methods of High Rigorp. 193
Evidence in Safety: An Alternative Viewp. 201
Using Evidence to Affect Patient Safetyp. 203
Summaryp. 204
A Closing Casep. 205
Referencesp. 206
Taxonomy of Terms and the Sourcep. 207
Indexp. 233
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