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

111 Understanding Success
45
Principles of Incident Reporting
70
Reporting and Investigating Events
81
to Safety 23 13
89
Sensemaking Highreliability Organizing Carey D Chisholm and Pat Croskerry
96
Emergency Department Design
106
About Communication
173
26
180
33
228
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247
Shiftwork Fatigue and Safety
259
Individual Factors in Patient Safety
269
Educating for Safety
277
The Aftermath of Medical
315
Disclosure of Error
324
Apologies
333

F nrico Coiera
186
Safe Medical Practice
205
31
211
Cognitive and Affective Dispositions
219
Leading a Safe Department
367
375
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