Patient Safety Handbook / Edition 2

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In the current climate of managed care, tight cost controls, limited resources, and the growing demand for health care services, conditions for medical errors are ripe. Nearly 100,000 people die each year from medical errors and tens of thousands more are injured.
This comprehensive handbook on patient safety reflects the goals of many in the health care industry to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide. With contributions from prominent thought leaders in the field, this thoroughly revised, Second Edition of The Patient Safety Handbook looks at all the recent changes in the industry and offers practical guidance on implementing systems and processes to improve outcomes and advance patient safety.
The book covers the full spectrum of patient safety and risk reduction— from the fundamentals of the science of safety, through a thorough discussion of operational issues, and the application of the principles of research. Real-life case studies from renowned health care organizations and their leadership help the reader understand the practical application of the strategies presented.
Key Features:
• Offers contributions from prominent thought leaders in both academia and the profession.
• Examines the newest scientific advances in the science of safety.
• Includes real-life case studies from renowned health care organizations.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: William R. Hendee, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is an edited compilation of 49 chapters on topics important to the safety of patients in healthcare institutions. It is an excellent introduction to issues related to the principles, applications, and policy and legal implications of the initiative to improve patient safety in all healthcare settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an introduction to the principles and applications of patient safety, including the activities and practices necessary to improve the safety of patients in various healthcare settings. This is important issue, and the book's objectives are well-aligned with this overall purpose. The book addresses the topic very well, and in general, the objectives of the authors are achieved.
Audience: It is written at a level understandable by anyone interested in the topic of patient safety, including healthcare practitioners, students, and patients and their families. Each chapter is written by one or more authors who have an identified presence in the discipline. The two editors of the book have been involved in the patient safety movement since its inception in the mid-1990s, and are recognized authorities in the field.
Features: The book cuts a wide swath through the discipline of patient safety, including principles, policies, ethics, and legal ramifications. It provides a "one-stop" resource for persons needing a reference covering the spectrum of patient safety. The chapter authors constitute a "who's who" of patient safety in terms of name recognition. The book is primarily text, with a few illustrations and tables in some of the chapters.
Assessment: This is the best reference in patient safety available at this time. It should be of interest to a broad audience, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, other healthcare providers, ethicists, policy-makers, and legal experts interested in patient safety and healthcare quality. It should be available to everyone interested in the patient safety movement.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763774042
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/7/2012
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 650
  • Sales rank: 715,835
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Understanding the First Institute of Medicine Report and Its Impact on Patient Safety 1
Ch. 2 Summary of Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New System for the 21st Century 25
Ch. 3 Interpersonal Relationships: The "Soft Stuff" of Patient Safety 35
Ch. 4 An Organization Development Framework for Transformational Change in Patient Safety: A Guide for Hospital Senior Leaders 51
Ch. 5 Toward a Philosophy of Patient Safety: Expanding the Systems Approach to Medical Error 67
Ch. 6 The Fallacy of the Body Count: Why the Interest in Patient Safety and Why Now? 83
Ch. 7 Mistaking Error 95
Ch. 8 The Investigation and Analysis of Clinical Incidents 109
Ch. 9 Patient Safety and Error Reduction Standards: The JCAHO Response to the IOM Report 127
Ch. 10 Applying Epidemiology to Patient Safety 145
Ch. 11 Patient Safety Is an Organizational Systems Issue: Lessons from a Variety of Industries 169
Ch. 12 Admitting Imperfection: Revelations from the Cockpit for the World of Medicine 187
Ch. 13 Reporting and Preventing Medical Mishaps: Safety Lessons Learned from Nuclear Power 205
Ch. 14 Trial and Error in My Quest to Be a Partner in My Health Care: A Patient's Story 225
Ch. 15 Health Care Literacy and Patient Safety: The New Paradox 241
Ch. 16 Using a Root Cause Analysis Process to Analyze Issues of Safety 259
Ch. 17 The Leadership Role of the Chief Operating Officer in Aligning Strategy and Operations to Create Patient Safety 267
Ch. 18 The Successful Quality Professional: Framework, Attributes, and Roles 291
Ch. 19 The Role of the Risk Manager in Creating Patient Safety 305
Ch. 20 Reducing Medical Errors: The Role of the Physician 317
Ch. 21 Engaging General Counsel in the Pursuit of Safety 327
Ch. 22 Growing Nursing Leadership in the Field of Patient Safety 341
Ch. 23 Engaging the Board of Directors and Creating a Governance Structure 359
Ch. 24 Teamwork Communications and Training 369
Ch. 25 Teamwork: The Fundamental Building Block of High-Reliability Organizations and Patient Safety 379
Ch. 26 Moving Beyond Blame to Create an Environment that Rewards Reporting 415
Ch. 27 Addressing Clinician Performance Problems as a Systems Issue 423
Ch. 28 Advancing Patient and Health Care Worker Safety by Preventing Infections 431
Ch. 29 The Baldridge Approach to Patient Safety 445
Ch. 30 Outlining the Business Case for Patient Safety 463
Ch. 31 The Economics of Patient Safety 475
Ch. 32 The Role of Ethics and Ethics Services in Patient Safety 487
Ch. 33 How We Started Patient Safety in Israel: Without a Budget but with Enthusiasm 501
Ch. 34 Public Legislation and Professional Self-Regulation: Quality and Safety Efforts in Norwegian Health Care 507
Ch. 35 The Handling of a Catastrophic Medical Error Event: A Case Study in the Use of a Systemic Mindful Approach to Error Reduction 521
Ch. 36 Why, What, and How Ought Harmed Parties Be Told? The Art, Mechanics, and Ambiguities of Error Disclosure 531
Ch. 37 Disclosure of Medical Error: Liability, Insurance, and Risk Management Implications 549
Ch. 38 Medical Error and Patient Safety: Communicating with the Media 563
Ch. 39 Using Best Practices to Improve Medication Safety 573
Ch. 40 Improving the Safety of the Medication Use Process 591
Ch. 41 Designing a Safer System for Medications: A Case Study 633
Ch. 42 One Organization's Advocacy Effort for Error Prevention: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices 645
Ch. 43 The Role of the Laboratory in Patient Safety 659
Ch. 44 Partnership and Collaboration on Patient Safety with Health Care Suppliers 675
Ch. 45 Patient Safety Training and New Technology 703
Ch. 46 No-Fault Compensation for Medical Injuries: The Prospect for Error Prevention 713
Ch. 47 The Criminalization of Health Care: When is Medical Malpractice a Crime? 731
Ch. 48 What Does the Leapfrog Group Portend for Hospitals and Physicians? 747
Ch. 49 The Future of Patient Safety: Reflections on History, the Data, and What It Will Take to Succeed 753
Index 765
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