Patient Safety

A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide

Editors: Agrawal, Abha (Ed.)

  • Offers a case based approach to the safe delivery of healthcare
  • Covers a broad range of medical errors
  • Features a detailed glossary, key references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics
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About this book

Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation.  Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills.

Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside.  Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds, each chapter features an analysis of clinical cases based on the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology, along with case-based discussions on various patient safety topics.  The systems and processes outlined in the book are general and broadly applicable to institutions of all sizes and structures.

The core ethic of medical professionals is to “do no harm”.  Patient Safety is a comprehensive resource for physicians, nurses and students, as well as healthcare leaders and administrators for identifying, solving and preventing medical error.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book on patient safety uses a case study format to give readers the ability to experience adverse events and benefit from the lessons learned from the analysis of the cases. … Clinicians at the frontlines of healthcare are the intended audience. … This is one book that almost everyone involved in providing healthcare should have in their arsenal of resources. The cases are appropriate and realistic, yet presented in a way that is easy to comprehend.” (Carol Chevalier, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Patient Identification

    Hughes, Dea M.

    Pages 3-18

  • Teamwork and Communication

    Conigliaro, Joseph

    Pages 19-33

  • Handoff and Care Transitions

    Ong, Mei-Sing (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Graduate Medical Education and Patient Safety

    Farnan, Jeanne M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Electronic Health Record and Patient Safety

    Ong, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7418-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Patient Safety
Book Subtitle
A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide
Editors
  • Abha Agrawal
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7419-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7419-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7418-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 394
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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