Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

Human Factors, Team Psychology, and Patient Safety in a High Stakes Environment

Authors: St.Pierre, M., Hofinger, G., Buerschaper, C., Simon, R.

  • A comprehensive outline of issues relevant to error prevention and safe practice in the acute and emergency health care setting
  • All chapters enlarged and updated since the first edition
  • Includes case reports and descriptions of proven strategies that help to ground the psychological theory in daily practice
  • Blends the strengths of clinicians and psychologists into a readily accessible text that will assist both physicians and non-physicians
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About this book

Critical situations in acute and emergency care are one of the great clinical challenges. The nature of such care, involving uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress, makes this domain particularly vulnerable to errors in patient treatment. It has been increasingly acknowledged over the past decade that safe practice in these circumstances depends on a thorough understanding of the sources of human error.

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is unique in providing a comprehensive outline of all the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. 

This newly revised edition has emerged from a long-standing cooperation between clinicians and psychologists, who have worked together again to enlarge and update each chapter. The strengths of the two professions have been blended into a readily accessible text which will help both physicians and non-physicians to better understand the principles of human behavior and decision making in critical situations and thus to avoid errors and provide safer treatment.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“It is well laid out, with good use of diagrams … and tables, and it handles the topics well. … it is a book to read, reflect, reread, rereflect, and apply to one’s own practice. … If you want to understand why your learners have done what they have done … then this book will be of great help. … No simulation center should be without a copy, and even those very experienced in the field of simulation will benefit from reading this edition.” (Ronnie J. Glavin, Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 7 (1), February, 2012)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Human Factors: Errors and Skills

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • The Challenge of Acute Healthcare

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • The Nature of Error

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • The Psychology of Human Action

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

  • Human Perception: The Way We See Things

    St.Pierre, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19700-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings
Book Subtitle
Human Factors, Team Psychology, and Patient Safety in a High Stakes Environment
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19700-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19700-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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