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Patient safety

Author: Charles Vincent, Dr.; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When you are ready to implement measures to improve patient safety, this is the book to consult. Charles Vincent, one of the world's pioneers in patient safety, discusses each and every aspect clearly and compellingly. He reviews the evidence of risks and harms to patients, and he provides practical guidance on implementing safer practices in health care. The second edition puts greater emphasis on this practical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vincent, Charles, Dr.
Patient safety.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2010003436
(OCoLC)503614140
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Vincent, Dr.; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444323856 1444323857 1283514168 9781283514163
OCLC Number: 632156470
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Front Matter --
Section One: The Evolution of Patient Safety. Medical Harm: A Brief History --
The Emergence of Patient Safety --
Integrating Safety and Quality --
Section Two: The Hazards of Healthcare. The Nature and Scale of Error and Harm --
Reporting and Learning Systems --
Measuring Safety --
Section Three: From Accident Analysis to System Design. Human Error and Systems Thinking --
Understanding How Things go Wrong --
Section Four: The Aftermath. Caring for Patients Harmed by Treatment --
Supporting Staff after Serious Incidents --
Section Five: Design, Technology and Standardization. Clinical Interventions and Process Improvement --
Design for Patient Safety --
Using Information Technology to Reduce Error --
Section Six: People Create Safety. Creating a Culture of Safety --
Patient Involvement in Patient Safety --
Procedures, Violations and Migrations --
Safety Skills --
Teams Create Safety --
Section Seven: The Journey to Safety. Safe Organizations: Bringing it all together --
High Performing Healthcare Systems --
Index. Medical harm : a brief history --
The emergence of patient safety --
Integrating of safety and quality --
The nature and scale of error and harm --
Reporting & learning systems --
Measuring safety --
Human error & systems thinking --
Understanding how things go wrong --
Caring for patients harmed by treatment --
Supporting staff after serious incidents --
Clinical interventions & process improvement --
Design for patient safety --
Using information technology to reduce error --
Creating a culture of safety --
Patient involvement in patient safety --
Procedures, violations, and migrations --
Safety skills --
Teams create safety --
Safe organisations : bringing it all together --
High performing healthcare systems.
Responsibility: Charles Vincent.

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Patient safety, at its simplest, is the attempt to understand, reduce, and ameliorate the harm to patients caused by healthcare rather than disease. The new edition of this paperback puts even more  Read more...

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