Understanding Patient Safety

Robert M. Wachter

Verlag: McGraw-Hill Professional/Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2007
ISBN 10: 0071482776 / ISBN 13: 9780071482776
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Understanding Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world`s leaders in the fields of patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike. Features: Concise coverage of the core principles of patient safety All the key insights to help you understand and prevent a broad range of errors: including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors, errors at the man-machine interface, and nursing-related errors A focus on how reporting systems, teamwork training, simulation, the malpractice system, and information technology can impact patient safety and quality A practical overview on how to implement an effective safety program in both hospital and ambulatory settings Realistic case studies that illustrate key points and clarify pivotal concepts A detailed glossary, key references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics Printed Pages: 240. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42283

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Everything you need to deliver safe patient care or to improve patient safety in your organization

"This easy-to-read book provides an excellent overview of the patient safety movement in the United States....The author has written a useful book for the professional who needs a foundation in patient safety principles and theory. The book also provides a multitude of resources for the professional interested in gaining a more in-depth knowledge of the strategies and proponents of the patient safety movement."--Journal for Healthcare Quality

Understanding Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world's leaders in the fields of patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike.

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  • Concise coverage of the core principles of patient safety
  • All the key insights to help you understand and prevent a broad range of errors: including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors, errors at the man-machine interface, and nursing-related errors
  • A focus on how reporting systems, teamwork training, simulation, the malpractice system, and information technology can impact patient safety and quality
  • A practical overview on how to implement an effective safety program in both hospital and ambulatory settings
  • Realistic case studies that illustrate key points and clarify pivotal concepts
  • A detailed glossary, key references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics

About the Author: Robert Wachter, MD
Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine
Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine
Chief of the Medical Service
University of California, San Francisco

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Titel: Understanding Patient Safety
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Professional/Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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ISBN 10: 3110453002 ISBN 13: 9783110453003
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Buchbeschreibung Walter De Gmbh Gruyter Mrz 2017, 2017. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This case studies book is a unique, practical, cutting-edge, and indispensable go-to resource for front-line practitioners and educators in medicine. Each case study (chapter) is framed by a set of introductory learning objectives, an evaluation section, thought-provoking discussion questions, and references to further readings. Furthermore, the book is conveniently organized along the continuum of medical care delivery, providing quick access to ad-hoc solutions in safety- and quality-compromised situations, illustrating how skillful communication can be the key to a more effective prevention, intervention, and response to 'close calls' and adverse events. The case studies book is unique and innovative in its interdisciplinary integration of the contemporary literature in communication science with current 'hot buttons' of patient safety. It manifests a valuable interdisciplinary collaboration by translating the basic tenets of human communication science for practitioners of medicine, providing a conceptual, evidence-based foundation for formulating communication-based practice guidelines to advance patient safety and quality of care. The case studies put communication theory into practice to facilitate experiential learning, granting insights into the breadth and diverse aspects of safe and high quality healthcare delivery. Thought-provoking discussion questions and references for further reading make this book a valuable reference for medical practitioners across the world. 254 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783110453003

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