Patient Safety: Principles and Practice

Patient Safety: Principles and Practice

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This book provides readers with both a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authorsí goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations.
Key topics include:

  • An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety
  • Clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation
  • Innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, barcoding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems
  • The importance of an informed patient in preventing medical errors
  • How to communicate with the public and the patient about errors if they occur
  • Special patient safety concerns for children, the elderly, and the mentally ill

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826133472
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/03/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Jacqueline Fowler Byers, PhD, RN, CNAA, CPHQ,is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, at the University of Central Florida. She has over 25 years experience in health care in varied clinical, educational, and administrative roles. In all of these roles, Dr. Byers has pursued evidence-based practice and improved patient experience and outcomes. She has been actively involved in quality management, outcomes research, and patient safety for 10 years. Dr. Byers received her doctorate from the University of Florida in 1996. Her master's degree is from Vanderbilt University, and her bachelor's degree is from Duke University. She was in the inaugural class of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship Program. Dr. Byers is the Research Editor of the Journal for Health Care Quality and serves as a peer reviewer for several journals. She is active in the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Dr. Byers has received a number of awards and has over 60 publications and 100 presentations to her credit in the areas of health care administration, quality management, critical care, and outcomes and efficacy research.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Overview of Concepts and Principles
  1. Patient Safety Issues, S. White
  2. National Patient Safety Initiatives, S. White

  3. Part II: Putting Patient Safety Into Practice
  4. Improving Patient Safety Using Quality Tools and Techniques, S. White
  5. Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Patient Safety, J. Byers
  6. Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health Care to Promote Patient Safety, T. Daniels
  7. Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Safety, L. Unruh
  8. Improving the Nursing Work Culture, J. Miller&M. Brunell
  9. Using Technology to Improve Patient Safety, D. Roach et al.
  10. The Role of Risk Management in Patient Safety: The Needs, Benefits and Reasons to Disclose Errors, M. Berry

  11. Part III: Patient Safety in Specific Settings and Populations
  12. Pediatric Patient Safety, J. Byers&B. Schafauser
  13. Patient Safety in Acute and Critical Care, J. Byers
  14. Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care, S. White&J. Byers
  15. Safety Issues with the Elderly and Chronically Ill, J. Peterson
  16. Patient Safety in Behavioral Health, C. Beaudin
  17. Promoting the Safety of Research Participants, J. Byers

  18. Glossary of Terms

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Patient Safety: Principles and Practice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry, so where were we? ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago