Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine

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Pat Croskerry, Karen S. Cosby
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 428 pages

With the increased emphasis on reducing medical errors in an emergency setting, this book will focus on patient safety within the emergency department, where preventable medical errors often occur. The book will provide both an overview of patient safety within health care—the 'culture of safety,' importance of teamwork, organizational change—and specific guidelines on issues such as medication safety, procedural complications, and clinician fatigue, to ensure quality care in the ED. Special sections discuss ED design, medication safety, and awareness of the 'culture of safety.'

 

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Contents

Forward
1
119
22
and Failure
45
Department
85
16
107
Laboratory Error and the Emergency
119
Ensuring Reliable Followup
126
19
132
38
264
25
271
Patient Safety Curriculum
278
40
285
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
295
Gaining Insight
302
43
308
302
367

138
170
288
180
39
204
144
219
149
228
34
235
158
241
Performance
247
46
396
Sensemaking Highreliability Organizing
400
343
405
Marlys K Christianson and Kathleen M Sutcliffe
415
Index
417
Communication in Emergency
418
41
423
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