Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment

Authors: St.Pierre, Michael, Hofinger, Gesine, Simon, Robert

  • Offers a thorough overview of the human factors and issues relevant to patient safety during acute care
  • Helps healthcare professionals to provide safer, more effective treatment
  • Examines the organizational impact on performance
  • Represents the outcome of an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic
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About this book

This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.

About the authors

Dr. Michael St.Pierre is an anesthesiologist, Intensive Care physician and Emergency Medicine physician at the University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany. He is codirector of the Simulation Center of the Department of Anesthesiology and member of the Patient Safety Division of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. He has written several German textbooks on patient safety, critical incident reporting and simulation in healthcare.

Dr. Gesine Hofinger is a psychologist working on human factors and safety. She is partner of Team HF, a human factors research and trainings association. She has more than two decades of experience with research and training in patient safety. She is author of several German textbooks on Human Factors and patient safety.

Dr. Robert Simon is an educator with more than 40 years’ experience specializing in research, development, and training for high performance, high stress teams in aviation and health care. He was the Principal Investigator for the MedTeams program which was adopted by the US Government and disseminated internationally as TeamSTEPPS. Dr. Simon joined the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) as Education Director in 2002 and is now Director Emeritus of the Institute. Dr. Simon is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Institute of Health Professions and the University of Cantabria. 

Reviews

“Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment represents a comprehensive overview of the entire field of human factors and safety theory as applied to patient safety in acute care settings, but importantly, it retains an applied clinical focus throughout. … an excellent and accessible read for those who want to refresh their existing knowledge of patient safety, or for those who want to begin in this expanding area of research and practice.” (Craig S. Webster, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 125 (3), September, 2017)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Human Factors: Errors and Skills

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • The Challenge of Acute Healthcare

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • The Nature of Error

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • The Psychology of Human Action

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

  • Human Perception: The Way We See Things

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 101-117

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41427-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41425-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings
Book Subtitle
Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41427-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41427-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41425-6
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXII, 433
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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