Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine
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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.'show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 1,156.65g
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 50
  • 0781777275
  • 9780781777278
  • 498,484

Table of contents

Marking the Territory, Understanding the Challenges 1Ch 1. The Nature of Emergency MedicineCh 2. The History of Safety in Health CareCh 3. Patient Safety and Continuous Quality Improvement-A User's GuideCh 4. A Safe Culture in the Emergency DepartmentII Organizational Approaches to Safety Ch 5. Sensemaking, High-reliability Organizing, and ResilienceCh 6. Information Flow and Problem SolvingCh 7. The Healthy Emergency DepartmentIII Understanding Success and Failure Ch 8. Approaches to Understanding Success and FailureCh 9. Developing Taxonomies for Adverse Events in Emergency MedicineCh 10. Principles of Incident ReportingCh 11. Incident Monitoring in the Emergency DepartmentCh 12. Reporting and Investigating EventsIV Designing and Managing the Safe Emergency Department Ch 13. Critical Processes in the Emergency DepartmentCh 14. Human Factors Engineering and Safe SystemsCh 15. Emergency Department Design and Patient Safety: Tracking the Trade-offs Ch 16. Medical Informatics and Patient Safety Ch 17. Laboratory Error and the Emergency DepartmentCh 18. Ensuring Reliable Follow-up of Critical Test Results in the Emergency Department SettingCh 19. Radiology in the Emergency Department: Patient Safety Issues with Digital ImagingCh 20. Medication Safety in Health Care Systems Ch 21. Medication Safety in the Emergency DepartmentCh 22. Emergency Department Overcrowding, Patient Flow, and Safety Ch 23. Coordinating Critical Care from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care UnitCh 24. Discharging Safely from the Emergency Department V It's About the Team, It's About Communication Ch 25. Teams and Teamwork in Emergency MedicineCh 26. Communication in Emergency Medical TeamsCh 27. Teamwork in Medicine: Crew Resource Management and Lessons from AviationCh 28. Authority Gradients and Communication Ch 29. Transitions in Care: Safety in Dynamic EnvironmentsVI Safe Medical Practice Ch 30. Critical Decision Making in Chaotic EnvironmentsCh 31. Critical Thinking and Reasoning in Emergency MedicineCh 32. Cognitive and Affective Dispositions to RespondCh 33. Thinking in a Crisis: Use of Algorithms Ch 34. Knowledge Translation Ch 35. Procedures and Patient Safety VII Optimizing Human Performance Ch 36. Outcome Feedback and Patient SafetyCh 37. Shiftwork, Fatigue, and Safety in Emergency MedicineCh 38. Individual Factors in Patient SafetyVIII Educating for Safety Ch 39. Patient Safety CurriculumCh 40. Medical SimulationCh 41. Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Patient Safety in Emergency MedicineCh 42. The Cognitive Autopsy: Gaining Insight into Diagnostic FailureCh 43. Training for Patient Safety in Invasive Procedures: A Novel Use of Real Clinical Video ClipsIX The Aftermath of Medical Failure Ch 44. A Health Care Advocate's JourneyCh 45. Disclosure of ErrorCh 46. Recovering from Error: ApologiesCh 47. Health Care Providers: The Second Victims of Medical ErrorX Regulating Safety Ch 48. The Role of Licensing Boards and Regulatory Agencies in Patient Safety XI Leading a Safe Department XII Forging a Path for Safety Glossary Indexshow more

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